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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...

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...

Peter Sturz

Peter Sturz

After some years of needing nursing care, long-term DHC member Peter Sturz passed away in Emden (pictured left with his co-pilot Seifert at the World Helicopter Championship in 1971). His passing was ....

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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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FAI Rotorcraft Commission 2016 Annual Meeting - Main Decisions and Dis....

FAI Rotorcraft Commission 2016 Annual Meeting - Main Decisions and Dis....

The 2016 Plenary Meeting of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) was held from 10 – 11 March 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The get-together took place in the MSI, the Maison du Sport Internationale,....

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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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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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Upcoming Events

14 July 2016 51st Russian Open Helicopter Championship - Konakovo (Russia)
29 July 2016 2nd Belarusian Helicopter Races Minsk (Belarus)
18 August 2016 2nd Czech Open Helicopter Championship - Podhorany (Airfield) (Czech Rep.)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

28 April 2016 Rotorcraft : Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 1'427 km Paul A Salmon (USA)
12 February 2016 Rotorcraft : Speed over a straight 15/25 km course : 181,00 km/h Christian Kurz (AUT)
12 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Altitude without payload : 6'705.00 m Simone Moro (ITA)
10 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 164.13 km/h Paul A Salmon (USA)
10 November 2015 Rotorcraft : Distance without landing : 1'653.07 km Paul A Salmon (USA)
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