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Mamistov strikes gold for a third time

Russia’s Mikhail Mamistov has been crowned FAI World Aerobatic Champion for an incredible third ti...

Muroya wins in Germany’s Lausitzring

Yoshihide Muroya won the penultimate round of the Red Bull Air Race 2017 season on Sunday 17 Septemb...

France takes the gold at the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017

The winners of the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017 said they were “overjoyed” to be awar...

Matt Hall wins Qualifying in Germany

Australia’s Matt Hall flew the best time in Qualifying for the Red Bull Air Race stop at Germany’s L...

Look Up, the Drones are coming!

Look Up, the Drones are coming!

Drones are here now and they are multiplying fast! The first FAI International Drones Conference was a big success as it heard about the brave new world of Drones and robots in the sky.

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Drones at the cutting edge

Drones at the cutting edge

The sun came out for the third and final day of the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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The Game of Drones: Racing and Sports

The Game of Drones: Racing and Sports

People playing with models in the air is not new, but the scale of Drone Sports is like nothing the world has ever seen before, was the take-away message from the final session at the first FAI Intern....

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Drone Control? Rules and regulations for drones

Drone Control? Rules and regulations for drones

  “Be aware, this is a paradigm shift. Airspace is a commodity that is suddenly open to everyone, and this is a major, major shift.”

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Preparing for the Drone Invasion

Preparing for the Drone Invasion

The message from the first day at the first FAI International Drones Conference could not have been clearer: The drones are coming, and they are coming fast. Not only that, they are arriving en masse ....

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Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Today, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to fly a record distance in a straight line without....

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded  FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 ....

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 PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

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FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship -

Event ID

: 13577    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 07 Jun 2020

Website

:http://www.pgaasian.com


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Belgian Paragliding Open 2020 -

Event ID

: 13976    

Bid:

248

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: laragne,LARAGNE MONTEGLIN,676,2669 (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 05 Jun 2020

Website

:https://airtribune.com/bpo2020/info


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EHS GREVE -

Event ID

: 14070    

Bid:

260

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3C (RC Aerobatic Helicopters)

Place

: Greve (Denmark)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:ehs.stephanwiese.dk


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Slovenia F3F Open -

Event ID

: 14081    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (RC Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Vipava (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.md-ventus.si


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Herning World Cup 2020 -

Event ID

: 14106    

Bid:

260

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (CL Speed)
F2B (CL Aerobatics)
F2D (CL Combat)

Place

: Herning (Denmark)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.herningmodelflyveklub.dk


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Russian Cup Open F3B -

Event ID

: 14126    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3B (RC Multi Task Gliders)

Place

: Nizhni Novgorod (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:fasno.ru/f3b2020


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Aleksin Cup -

Event ID

: 14131    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2B (CL Aerobatics)

Place

: Tula, Alexin (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 01 Jun 2020

Website

:


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F3A Leiria World Cup 2020 -

Event ID

: 14197    

Bid:

363

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3A (RC Aerobatic Aircraft)

Place

: Leiria (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.f3acaliz.info


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F3A Criterium international du Hainaut- Belgium -

Event ID

: 14219    

Bid:

248

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3A (RC Aerobatic Aircraft)

Place

: Grandrieu (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.aash.be


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3. F3K Kup Broda -

Event ID

: 14285    

Bid:

256

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3K (RC Hand Launch Gliders)

Place

: Slavonski Brod (Croatia)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020

Alternate dates

: 31 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.ak-brod.hr


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World Cup F3K Nancy -

Event ID

: 14292    

Bid:

371

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3K (RC Hand Launch Gliders)

Place

: Nancy (France)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:


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7th Sonnenland Cup F5J Oberpullendorf -

Event ID

: 14305    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (RC Electric Powered Thermal Duration)

Place

: Oberpullendorf (Austria)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.mmfc.at


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Dubnica May 2020 -

Event ID

: 14343    

Bid:

300

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S6A (Streamer Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (RC Rocket Glider Duration and Duration Landing)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)

Place

: Dubnica nad Váhom (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 31 May 2020

Alternate dates

: 02 Jun to 04 Jun 2020


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14th Open de Paris -

Event ID

: 14359    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (CL Speed)
F2B (CL Aerobatics)
F2C (CL Team Racing)
F2D (CL Combat)

Place

: La Queue en Brie (France)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020


Event Organiser


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Masters -

Event ID

: 14401    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (RC Electric Powered Thermal Duration)

Place

: Escalona del Prado (Segovia) (Spain)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.clubpetirrojo.es


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Championnat Régional Hauts-de-France -

Event ID

: 14409    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class

Place

: Maubeuge (France)

Date(s)

: 21 May to 01 Jun 2020

Website

:http://www.soaringspot.com/en_gb/championnat-hauts-de-france-2020/


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Championnat Régional Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes -

Event ID

: 14410    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class

Place

: Brioude (France)

Date(s)

: 21 May to 01 Jun 2020

Website

:http://www.ffvp.fr/agenda-des-competitions#championnat-regional-auvergne-rhones-alpes-brioude


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Belarus Cup -

Event ID

: 14426    

Bid:

247

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S6A (Streamer Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (RC Rocket Glider Duration and Duration Landing)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)

Place

: Yaropolets (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:


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27 Sachsischer Schweiz Cup -

Event ID

: 14431    

Bid:

698

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (CL Speed)
F2B (CL Aerobatics)
F2C (CL Team Racing)
F2D (CL Combat)
F2F (CL Diesel Profile Team Racing)

Place

: Sebnitz (Germany)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 31 May 2020

Website

:www.f2-sebnitz.de


Event Organiser


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2020 Paragliding World Cup - France ::: Passy -

Event ID

: 14438    

Bid:

374

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Passy (France)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 06 Jun 2020

Website

:www.pwca.org


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Championnat Régional Nouvelle Aquitaine -

Event ID

: 14444    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class

Place

: Marmande (France)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 06 Jun 2020

Website

:http://www.soaringspot.com/championnat-inter-regional-senior-marmande-n-a/results


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Danish Nationals -

Event ID

: 14445    

Bid:

260

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class
18 meter Class
Standard Class

Place

: Arnborg (Denmark)

Date(s)

: 21 May to 31 May 2020


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XXXIII Valerio Albrizio Trophy - SUSPENDED -

Event ID

: 14478    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Laveno (Italy)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 02 Jun 2020

Alternate dates

: 05 Jun to 07 Jun 2020

Website

:https://airtribune.com/xxxiii-valerio-albrizio-trophy/info


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Championnat Régional Centre Val de Loire -

Event ID

: 14530    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class

Place

: Tours - Le Louroux (France)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 01 Jun 2020

Website

:http://www.soaringspot.com/en_gb/champoinnat-regional-centre-val-de-loire-tours-le-louroux-2020/


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Adrenalin cup 2020 -

Event ID

: 14551    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Tolmin (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 28 May to 02 Jun 2020

Website

:https://comps.sffa.org/event/adrenalin-cup-2020


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RM Birrfeld -

Event ID

: 14573    

Bid:

305

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
Open Class

Place

: Birrfeld (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 01 Jun 2020

Website

:http://www.rmbirrfeld.ch


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Championnat Régional Grand-Est -

Event ID

: 14624    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class

Place

: Nancy-Malzéville (France)

Date(s)

: 21 May to 01 Jun 2020

Website

:http://www.planeurnancy.com/


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Tuva Open Cup 2020 -

Event ID

: 14626    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Tuva, Turan (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 06 Jun 2020

Website

:https://airtribune.com/tuva-cup/pilots


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Upcoming Events

31 May 2020 2020 10 VOLARE LESSINI - Monti Lessini (Italy)
31 May 2020 2020 US Nationals - MInden, NV (USA)
03 June 2020 1st 2020 Korea League Accuracy 1st – Danyang - SUSPENDED - 254-6, Dusan-gil, Gagok-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, R (Korea)
05 June 2020 2020 National Air - Romorantin (France)
05 June 2020 2020 F3K Wilga Cup 2020 - Lviv (Ukraine)
05 June 2020 29th World Cup F3A City of Zamora - Zamora (Spain)
05 June 2020 2020 Istanbul Free Flight Cup - Vize - Kirklareli (Turkey)
05 June 2020 2020 Drone World Cup El Yelmo - Jaen (Spain)
05 June 2020 2020 HDI Safe Skies Skövde - Skovde (Sweden)
05 June 2020 XC above the flatland - titel (Serbia)
05 June 2020 Best of Diedams 2020 - Schoppernau (Austria)
05 June 2020 2020 Idroland Acro Games - Italian Open - Bondone (TN) (Italy)
06 June 2020 2020 F5J Wilga Cup 2020 - Lviv (Ukraine)
06 June 2020 2020 12 International F3B Cup - Jesenik - Mikulovice (Czech Republic)
06 June 2020 2020 F3A World Cup Feistritz/Gail - Feistritz / Gail (Austria)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

17 May 2020 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 626,3 km Rudolf Schlesinger (AUT)
17 May 2020 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 630,4 km Rudolf Schlesinger (AUT)
17 May 2020 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km : 88,9 km/h Rudolf Schlesinger (AUT)
09 May 2020 Microlights and paramotors : Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 280,41 km
14 April 2020 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km : 348 km/h Niklas Anderberg (SWE)
14 April 2020 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a straight course : 377 km/h Niklas Anderberg (SWE)
10 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 755,00 km/h Raymond A. Wellington (USA)
09 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 680,00 km/h
08 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 868,89 km/h Ashutosh Shekhar (IND)
07 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 900,00 km/h
06 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 1 040,00 km
06 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 995,00 km/h
06 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 900,00 km/h Karl F. Holly (USA)
06 March 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 435,00 km/h Paul Hodge (USA)
26 February 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 985,00 km/h
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2018 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Flying in the future". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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111th FAI General Conference

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The next Conference will take place from 25 to 27 October 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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