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USA Tops the Final Medal Table of the FAI World Air Games

The United States has finished at the top of the medal table at the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015, ...

Lift off for the 2015 World Air Games!

Excitement is mounting in Dubai, where the stars of the air sports world have touched down for the ...

Ready for take off

Good morning from Dubai, where the skies are clear and the temperature is warm – it’s a beautiful ...

An unforgettable start to the FAI World Air Games

The FAI World Air Games officially kicked off with a bang last night, as the 3,000-strong audience a...

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 flamboy...

Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Helicopter pilot Thomas Morgenstern has finished in bronze medal position in the FAI World Air Games...

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

From 1 to 12 December, the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 celebrated air sports from around the world. 875 athletes from 55 countries competed in the biggest air sport event ever organised ! Pictu....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Rotorcraft Bulletin

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Rotorcraft Bulletin

The Rotorcraft Bulletin for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 is now available for download.

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The 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship Comes to a Close

The 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship Comes to a Close

As the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship came to an end on Saturday at the airport Przylep in Zielona Góra, the Russian domination in this spectacular sport was confirmed. Maxim Sotnikov and Ole....

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The Medalists of the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship Are Now Kn....

The Medalists of the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship Are Now Kn....

Saturday was the most important day of the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship. As was expected, Russians took the most valuable trophies. In the overall standings, which consist of the sum of the....

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15th FAI World Helicopter Championship - Day 2: Felix Baumgartner's Vi....

15th FAI World Helicopter Championship - Day 2: Felix Baumgartner's Vi....

In the second day of the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship, points that counted for the general rankings could be made during the Fender Rigging event. Like the day before, representatives o....

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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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Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler qualified as an Helicopter Pilot in Germany on his 17th birthday, one year before he can legally drive a car. In 2012, still aged 17, he was selected as a member of the German National T....

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Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Although Maxim Sotnikov learned to fly helicopters only 6 years ago, he is already one of the world’s best pilots and will be one to watch at the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship that will t....

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12 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Altitude without payload : 6'705.00 m Simone Moro (ITA)
10 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Distance without landing : 1'653.00 km Paul A Salmon (USA)
10 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 163.00 km/h Paul A Salmon (USA)
08 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Altitude without payload : 8'399 m Donatella Ricci (ITA)
08 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 13 min 44 sec Donatella Ricci (ITA)
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