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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 F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft -

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: 12256    

Bid:

267

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

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F3P - (RC Indoor Aerobatic Aircraft)
F3P - (RC Indoor Aerobatic Aircraft)

Place

: Heraklion, Crete (Greece)

Date(s)

: 17 Mar to 23 Mar 2019

Website

:http://2019f3pwch.elao.gr


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Atlantic World Cup Gran Bretana -

Event ID

: 13146    

Bid:

309

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (CL Speed)

Place

: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain)

Date(s)

: 21 Mar to 22 Mar 2019

Website

:http://www.clubtamaran.com


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Paragliding World Cup Superfinal -

Event ID

: 13404    

Bid:

806

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Baixo Guandú (Brazil)

Date(s)

: 19 Mar to 30 Mar 2019

Website

:http://www.pwca.org/node/43029


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Aeros Winter Race -

Event ID

: 13613    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Ajdovscina (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 20 Mar to 24 Mar 2019

Alternate dates

: 27 Mar to 31 Mar 2019

Website

:http://awr.aeros.com.ua


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Mt. Itajiki Spring Flight -

Event ID

: 13616    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Itajiki (Japan)

Date(s)

: 21 Mar to 24 Mar 2019

Website

:http://jhf.hangpara.or.jp/hgc/compe_sche.php


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Campeonato Nacional Guatemalteco Ala Delta Open -

Event ID

: 13707    

Bid:

268

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Baja Verapaz Rabinal (Guatemala)

Date(s)

: 21 Mar to 24 Mar 2019

Website

:http://airtribune.com/guatemalan-national-champinship-open-2019


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Upcoming Events

23 March 2019 2019 Eurotour Israel Open - F3K - Rishon le zion (Israel)
23 March 2019 2019 World cup Raná I - Raná u Loun (Czech Republic)
23 March 2019 2019 Atlantic World Cup Gran Canaria - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain)
23 March 2019 2019 Kartel Cup, Pieter de Boer Memorial - Kietrz (Poland)
23 March 2019 2019 Green Swamp Sport Klassic - Groveland, FL (USA)
23 March 2019 2019 Belgian Ardenne Paragliding open Heat 1 - Coo (Belgium)
24 March 2019 2019 World cup Raná II - Raná u Loun (Czech Republic)
24 March 2019 2019 SPZG - Cup, Antoon van Eldik Memorial - Kietrz (Poland)
29 March 2019 2019 Australian Masters - World Cup - Coolum (Australia)
29 March 2019 2019 Lisca Open - Lisca (Slovenia)
29 March 2019 2019 Norwegian Cup 1 - Bondalseidet (Norway)
30 March 2019 2019 Saint Petersburg Accuracy Cup - St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
04 April 2019 2019 Bayernl Open - Schaufling (Germany)
04 April 2019 3rd Paragliding XC ASEAN Friendships Open - Asian cup Series 1 - Khao sado, Sikhio, Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand)
05 April 2019 2019 Elbrus Cup - Nalchik (Russian Federation)
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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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