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2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

2013FAI-Annual-Report Capture CoverThe 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of last year’s activities and achievements of the Federation, has been released.

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Presentation of FAI Air Sport Medals 2013 to Russian Helicopter Pilots

2013 Air Sport Medal Russia IvanovThe medals were presented by V. Ivanov, President of the Federation Aeronautical Sports of Russia

Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

Angelo d ArrigoThe FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.

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2013 Belgian Open Helicopter Championship in Saint Hubert, Belgium

2013 Belgian Open Helicopter Chp

All the pictures of this event are on Flickr !

Help us promote helicopter activities amongst youngsters

searchrescueThe FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) is calling all helicopter pilots and fans to help promote rotorcraft and search and rescue activities amongst the young of the World.

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Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

Ananov-records-2013The FAI has recently ratified two rotocraft world records claimed by Sergey Ananov from Russia.

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14th FAI World Helicopter Championship

14-w-helico-chp-drakinoThere is now a playlist with all the videos of the competition on the CIG Youtube Channel

Poland bid to host the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship

aero-club-poland-bid-w-helicopter-chpAero Club of Poland has made a Bid to host the event at Gdynia-Kosakowa, the home base of the Polish SAR Helicopters.

The Bid brings forward the next World Championship by 1 year thus avoiding any conflict with any World Air Games proposals for 2015.

The FAI Rotorcraft Commission meets in March 2013 to consider this offer.

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

Tony IberlierTony 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 Team participating in the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship, Moscow. The youngest ever pilot to participate at that high level. He won second place in his class.

Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant awarded to Reichert for the "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter project

Todd Reichert-Cameron RobertsonDuring yesterday's Awards Ceremony of the 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey, Todd Reichert was announced to be selected as the winner of the prize of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant for the project called "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter.

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14th FAI World Helicopter Championship in Drakino, Russia

Jury and Chief Judge drakinoJury and Chief Judge at work

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