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Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Challenge 2016

One of the oldest pilots to hold an FAI Sporting Licence is Flt Lt Russell "Rusty" Waughman AFC, DFC...

22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

The Bréguet Dorand aircraft was an experimental helicopter which was built in the Gyroplane Laborato...

Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flying to above 15,000m

Ten years ago today famous aviator Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands toda...

11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test...

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

2nd place in the Dawn to Dusk Challenge

2nd place in the Dawn to Dusk Challenge

David Monks from CIG and Flt Lt Rusty Waughman (RAF rtd) have been awarded second place in the Dawn to Dusk Challenge for their flight visiting all of Rustys air bases when he was a Lancaster pilot in....

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The oldest holder of an FAI Sporting Licence

The oldest holder of an FAI Sporting Licence

The oldest holder of a Sporting Licence in the World celebrates his 94th birthday today!  Flt Lt Russell "Rusty" Waughman AFC,DFC, Legion D'Honneur is the navigator of UK CIG representative ....

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Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Challenge 2016

Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Challenge 2016

One of the oldest pilots to hold an FAI Sporting Licence is Flt Lt Russell "Rusty" Waughman AFC, DFC, Legion D'Honneur of 101 (Special Duties) Squadron of the Royal Air Force. At 93 years of age, Rust....

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22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

The Bréguet Dorand aircraft was an experimental helicopter which was built in the Gyroplane Laboratoire in France.

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Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten years ago today famous aviator Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands today. Flying with former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson the pair hit an absolute altitude of 15,460m ....

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Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flyin....

Ten years ago today famous aviator Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands today. Flying with former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson the pair hit an absolute altitude of 15,460m ....

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11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Egginton set an FAI Absolute Record for Speed for helicopters over a straight 15 ....

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22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

The Bréguet Dorand aircraft was an experimental helicopter which was built in the Gyroplane Laboratoire in France.

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Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Helicopter pilot Thomas Morgenstern has finished in bronze medal position in the FAI World Air Games Parallel Slalom and Fender competition here in Dubai. The final to decide the gold and silver medal....

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British air sports legend helicopters in

British air sports legend helicopters in

Even among the large crowds at the FAI World Air Games, it's hard to miss Quentin Smith. The flamboyant British helicopter pilot wears a Union Jack jacket, and has been flying, he says, since the age ....

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