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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 European Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship -

Event ID

: 14002    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Sigillo (Italy)

Date(s)

: 05 Jul to 18 Jul 2020

Website

:http://www.italy2020.eu


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FAI European Intermediate Aerobatic Championship -

Event ID

: 14014    

Bid:

296

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Intermediate

Place

: Deva (Romania)

Date(s)

: 04 Jul to 11 Jul 2020


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International Issoudun -

Event ID

: 14028    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Open Class

Place

: Issoudun (France)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 11 Jul 2020

Website

:http://www.soaringspot.com/international-issoudun-2020/


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Championnat de France Standard 15 mètres Biplace 20m -

Event ID

: 14029    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class

Place

: Issoudun (France)

Date(s)

: 05 Jul to 11 Jul 2020

Website

:http://www.soaringspot.com/cdf-standard-15m-biplace20m-2020/


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Cup of Boris Shkursiy -

Event ID

: 14130    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (CL Speed)
F2C (CL Team Racing)

Place

: Zhukovsky (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 09 Jul to 12 Jul 2020

Website

:


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Romania World Cup -

Event ID

: 14368    

Bid:

641

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2D (CL Combat)

Place

: Minsk (Belarus)

Date(s)

: 08 Jul to 10 Jul 2020

Alternate dates

: 15 Jul to 17 Jul 2020

Website

:www.f2dcup.narod.ru


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Grand Prix of the Netherland -

Event ID

: 14379    

Bid:

290

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

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

Place

: Landres (France)

Date(s)

: 09 Jul to 10 Jul 2020

Website

:www.cmbl.org


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F5J - Loire Valley Trophy 2020 -

Event ID

: 14381    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (RC Electric Powered Thermal Duration)

Place

: Angers (France)

Date(s)

: 08 Jul to 12 Jul 2020

Website

:www.f5jloirevalley.fr


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2020 Paragliding World Cup - Italy ::: Gemona Del Friuli -

Event ID

: 14482    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Gemona del Friuli (Italy)

Date(s)

: 04 Jul to 11 Jul 2020

Website

:www.pwca.org


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Paragliding Spanish Championship -

Event ID

: 14487    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Piedrahita (Spain)

Date(s)

: 05 Jul to 11 Jul 2020

Website

:www.parapentectnp.com


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Portuguese National Championship / Campeonato Nacional de Parapente - Montalegre -

Event ID

: 14547    

Bid:

1662

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Larouco, Montalegre (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 05 Jul to 11 Jul 2020

Website

:


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2020 Finnish Open XC League, Round 1 - Provisional -

Event ID

: 14643    

Bid:

263

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Jämijärvi (Finland)

Date(s)

: 04 Jul to 11 Jul 2020

Website

:https://airtribune.com/2020-finnish-open-xc-league-round-1/info


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Finnish Open HG 1 Championship FAI2 2020 - Provisional -

Event ID

: 14644    

Bid:

263

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Jämijärvi (Finland)

Date(s)

: 04 Jul to 11 Jul 2020

Website

:https://jaminliitajat.fi/finnish-open-championship-fai2-2020/


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Upcoming Events

10 July 2020 2020 F3A World Cup 2020 - GBR - Ashford, Kent (United Kingdom)
10 July 2020 2020 Viktor Stamov Cup - Golden Automn - Chemigiv (Ukraine)
10 July 2020 2020 Centennial Cup - Denver (USA)
10 July 2020 2020 Vitoria Open - Vitoria (Spain)
10 July 2020 2020 Molodechno Cup - Molodechno (Belarus)
10 July 2020 2020 40th Antonov Cup - Chernigiv (Ukraine)
11 July 2020 2020 F3C F3N World Cup Euro Heli Series - Kleinenbroich (Germany)
11 July 2020 2020 Coupe des Alpes 2020 - Zürich (Switzerland)
11 July 2020 2020 World Cup Cubillos Del Sil - Cubillos Del Sil (Leon) (Spain)
11 July 2020 2020 Grand Prix de France - Landres (France)
11 July 2020 2020 DRWC 2020 - Lierre (Flanders) (Belgium)
11 July 2020 2020 DM Västra - Herrljunda (Sweden)
11 July 2020 2020 Championnat Interrégional Junior Sud-Est - Roanne (France)
11 July 2020 2020 Aukstaitijos Taurė 2020. Highlands Cup 2020 - Panevezys (Lithuania)
12 July 2020 1st Ozone Chelan Open - Chelan Butte, WA (USA)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

30 June 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 465,00 km/h Korey E. Stafford (USA)
24 June 2020 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 104,5 km/h Hannu Nurmiranta (FIN)
20 June 2020 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Out-and-return distance : 358 km Owen Morse (USA)
20 June 2020 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free out-and-return distance : 358 km Owen Morse (USA)
20 June 2020 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Out-and-return distance : 358 km Owen Morse (USA)
20 June 2020 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free out-and-return distance : 358 km Owen Morse (USA)
13 June 2020 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km : 101,6 km/h Hannu Nurmiranta (FIN)
08 June 2020 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 503 km Sebastien Kayrouz (USA)
08 June 2020 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance : 503 km Sebastien Kayrouz (USA)
04 June 2020 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 500 km : 168,00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
04 June 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 945,8 km/h David Hall (GBR)
03 June 2020 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 834,9 km/h David Hall (GBR)
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)
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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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