Friday, 17 February 2017 06:55
Today, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to ﬂy a record distance in a straight line without landing of 313.13 km from Bikaner to Sanderav in Rajasthan, India.
Thursday, 09 February 2017 17:00
What a fantastic performance! Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo have just landed after spending more than 55 hours in the air.
Saturday, 21 January 2017 06:52
Thirty years ago, on 21 January 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women's world records for human-powered flight – and they still stand today.
Friday, 30 December 2016 10:39
Throughout 2017 the FAI will mark some important anniversaries in aviation and space flight.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:36
Walter Extra, the famous aerobatics pilot behind the Extra series of aerobatic planes, has set a FAI world record in the new field of Electric-powered planes. Launching from Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, on 25 November 2016 he flew a unique, battery-powered plane and climbed to 3,000m in a time of 4mins 22 seconds.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:28
Twenty years ago on 7 December 1996 the US Space Shuttle Columbia spent a record 17 days in space – the longest ever Shuttle mission.
Friday, 18 November 2016 14:06
A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 November 2016.
Sunday, 13 November 2016 07:58
One of the last records we would like to commemorate this year comes from an Italian pilot, famous in civil and military aviation:
Saturday, 12 November 2016 07:55
110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25m was performed in Paris (FRA) by the Brazilian Aviation Pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, resident in France and famous for his experiments with small airships and balloons.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 07:55
The Bréguet Dorand aircraft was an experimental helicopter which was built in the Gyroplane Laboratoire in France.