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Competitive Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine!

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On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

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Join the celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of Otto Lili....

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

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

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Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon –  Official World....

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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

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FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft

Event ID

: 9880    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F4C (Radio Controlled Flying Scale Model Aircraft) - seniors
F4H (Scale Model Aircraft - Stand-off scale weight) - seniors
F4C (Radio Controlled Flying Scale Model Aircraft) - juniors
F4H (Scale Model Aircraft - Stand-off scale weight) - juniors

Place

: Ploiesti (Romania)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.frmd.ro


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FAI S World Championships for Space Models

Event ID

: 9881    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S1B (Altitude Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS) - seniors
S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S5C (Scale Altitude Models) - seniors
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S7 (Scale) - seniors
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models) - seniors
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S1A (Altitude Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S5B (Scale Altitude Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS) - juniors
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S7 (Scale) - juniors
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S8D (Rocket Glider Duration - 10.01 to 20.00 NS) - juniors

Place

: Lviv (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 30 Aug 2016

Alternate dates

: 01 Sep to 09 Sep 2015

Website

:http://frms.ua/


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FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championship

Event ID

: 10519    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Solo Aerobatics
Synchro Aerobatics

Place

: Montmin - La Forclaz / Doussard (France)

Date(s)

: 26 Aug to 04 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.chamoisvolants.fr


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Brasilia Hang Gliding Pre-Worlds

Event ID

: 10761    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 1 Cross country (Women)

Place

: Brasilia (Brazil)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 03 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.brasilia2017.com


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Asturias F3F Open - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight

Event ID

: 10808    

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Gijon - Asturias (Spain)

Date(s)

: 26 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.fapastur.org/aeromodelismo/index


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Hohenstoffelnpokal - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight

Event ID

: 10843    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3B (Thermal Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Binningen (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.mg-diessenhofen.ch


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Friendship Cup of Ukraine - Category F1 - Free Flight

Event ID

: 10891    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1E (Gliders with Automatic Steering)

Place

: Gliwice (Poland)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Alternate dates

: 20 Aug to 21 Aug 2016


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Martin Cup - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight

Event ID

: 10983    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (Thermal Gliders with electric motor and altimeter/motor run timer)

Place

: Martin (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Alternate dates

: 23 Jul to 24 Jul 2016


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Eifelpokal - Category F1 - Free Flight

Event ID

: 11019    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield)
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)
F1Q (Electric Power Model Aircraft)

Place

: Zülpich (Germany)

Date(s)

: 26 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.eifelpokal.de/index.html


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Moscow Cup - Category F4 - Scale Models

Event ID

: 11104    

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F4B (Control Line Flying Scale Model Aircraft)

Place

: Moscow (Russia)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.fasr.ru


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Swiss Control Line Scale & Semi-Scale contest - Category F4 - Scale Models

Event ID

: 11199    

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F4B (Control Line Flying Scale Model Aircraft)

Place

: Untersiggenthal (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.fesselflug.ch


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Zlatitsa Aerobattle

Event ID

: 11261    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Zlatitsa (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 23 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://airtribune.com/aerobattle2016


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Norwegian Cup 6

Event ID

: 11311    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Hemsedal (Norway)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 29 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.kkpgxc.no


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Tre Pizzi Trophy

Event ID

: 11345    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Esanatoglia (Italy)

Date(s)

: 25 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.legapiloti.it


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Turkish Pre-World cup - Hasan Dagi - Aksaray

Event ID

: 11430    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Aksaray (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 28 Aug 2016


Event Organiser


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Russia HG Open Championship

Event ID

: 11438    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 21 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://deltaplan.kz/news


Event Organiser


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Int. Wildkogelpokalfliegen

Event ID

: 11467    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Bramberg (Austria)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.Wildkogelfalken.at


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Open Kazakhstan Championship -

Event ID

: 11470    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.livetrack24.com/events/OpenKaz2016/en


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Transilvania Accuracy Landing -

Event ID

: 11520    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Siria (Romania)

Date(s)

: 26 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Alternate dates

: 23 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Website

:httP://www.airadrenaline.ro


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Accuracy for All -

Event ID

: 11521    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Beskydy mountains (Czech Rep.)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Alternate dates

: 03 Sep to 04 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.paragliding-vsb.cz


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Honor Ratchaburi Paragliding Championship Open -

Event ID

: 11522    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Khao Son, Ratchaburi (Thailand)

Date(s)

: 26 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.rasat.or.th


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World Cup Series in Thalgau -

Event ID

: 11532    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

n/a

Place

: Thalgau, Salzburg (Austria)

Date(s)

: 26 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://hsv-redbull.at/competitions/57631933d4c6ddc96a40b42e#bulletin


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Upcoming Events

28 August 2016 38th RAID Gliders International - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Borgo Maggiore (San Marino)
28 August 2016 2016 Toszek Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Toszek (Poland)
28 August 2016 2016 Campeonato de España Open Algodonales Algodanales (Spain)
29 August 2016 2016 Open CIS Cup - Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)
01 September 2016 2016 Paragliding Trip of Indonesia (TRoI) 3rd Series Desa Mantar, West of Sumbawa (Indonesia)
01 September 2016 2016 Copa EquinoXio - 24 de Mayo, Portoviejo (Ecuador)
01 September 2016 2016 Cup of Pyatigoriya - Yutsa (Russia)
02 September 2016 2016 MAI Cup Memory P.Grushin - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Khimki (Russia)
02 September 2016 2016 Santomeri - Greek League (PG) Santomeri (Greece)
02 September 2016 2016 Pernik Open - Pernik (Bulgaria)
03 September 2016 2016 Coupe des Alpes - 43 Internationales F3A - Freundschaftsfliegen - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Eglisau, Zürich (Switzerland)
03 September 2016 2016 EUROTOUR - Israel Open - Israel F3K Championship - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Rishon le zion (Israel)
03 September 2016 4th MB Cup F3B - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Mlada Boleslav (Czech Rep.)
03 September 2016 2016 Kietrz Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Kietrz (Poland)
03 September 2016 2016 Litteam F3J - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Tekovsky Hradok (Slovakia)
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FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

FAI-UAE-Signature-WAG 04 June 2014 9The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place over a period of 12 days in December 2015. It is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports.

A meeting between FAI’s representatives and a delegation from the UAE was held on Wednesday in Lausanne, Switzerland, where final discussions led to the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement by Dr. John Grubbström, FAI President, and His Excellency Nasser Al Neyadi, President of the Emirates Aerosports Federation (see photo above).

Flagship event of the Federation, the FAI World Air Games is a combination of elite competition and spectacular demonstrations, which exemplify the very best that air sports have to offer. The 4th edition will include Powered and Glider Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft, Ballooning, Gyrocopters, Hang Gliding, Helicopters, Microlights, Paramotors, and Parachuting.

2015-FAI-World-Air-Games-DubaiFAI President Dr. John Grubbström commented: “It is a pleasure to announce that the FAI World Games 2015 will be held in Dubai, hosted by the Emirates Aerosports Federation. Air sports are growing rapidly in this part of the world and we are confident that with their successful experience in event hosting and air sport competition organisation, Dubai will bring the FAI World Air Games to a new level.”

“The FAI World Air Games is an absolutely thrilling competition which showcases the best of air sports. Every single detail of each event will be thought through to communicate the excitement and joy of air sports to the spectators on-site and to the television viewers”, he added. “I also know how much it means for an athlete to participate in what is the “Olympiad” of air sports, as I had the privilege to compete as a ballooning pilot in this event before. I cannot wait for next year to attend the Games in Dubai, in front of the spectacular skyline.”

The UAE delegation consisted of His Excellency Nasser Al Neyadi; Mr. Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi; Mr. Rami Bassam Al Nabulsi; Mr. Mohammad Yousif; Mr. Salim Akram; Mr. Didier Mary.

FAI-UAE-Signature-WAG 04 June 2014 19Left to Right: R. M. Al Nabulsi, D. Mary; S. Akram; M. Yousif; Y. H. Al Hammadi; HE N. Al Neyadi;
J. Grubbström; S. Schödel; F. Brink; M. Haggeney

About the FAI World Air Games

The World Air Games, conducted under the rules of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), is the premier international multi-discipline air sports event fielding the world’s top Air Sports athletes.

The FAI’s primary goals for this event are to determine “FAI World Air Games Champions”; to showcase air sports to the general public and promote public participation in air sports by attracting new participants to air sports disciplines; to promote FAI events to other sports organisations and create an attractive platform for TV, media and other external stakeholders.

The past editions of the Games took place in Turkey (1997), Spain (2001) and Italy (2009).

About the EAF

The Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) is an Active Member of the FAI. It was established in 2012 as a non-profit organisation to coordinate and give direction to the fast development of air sports in the United Arab Emirates.

EAF activities include the establishment of rules for the control, certification, and regulations for the air sport events which are organised by members within the Emirates. EAF also promotes safety in sport.

The Dubai International Parachuting Championship has taken place each year since 2010. In 2012, Dubai hosted the FAI World Parachuting Championships (Mondial 2012) with 1,440 participants from 57 countries participating in 13 different disciplines, thus making it the biggest ever Parachuting event. Many other air sports events took place in UAE in the last few years, including the Al Ain Aerobatic Show and the Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi.

Press releases available in all FAI official languages

Download the Press release in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish

(photo credits: Signature - David Gros/FAI; Dubai: Laurent-Stéphane Montfort)


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