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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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Kazakhstan World Cup -

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: 12416    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (Speed Model Aircraft)
F2B (Aerobatic Model Aircraft)

Place

: Minsk (Belarus)

Date(s)

: 21 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

Alternate dates

: 28 Jun to 29 Jun 2018

Website

:http://www.f2dcup.narod.ru


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Slovenian Open National Hot AIr Balloon Championship - Murska Sobota -

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: 12774    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: CIA Sporting Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Hot Air Balloons

Place

: Murska Sobota (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 21 Jun to 25 Jun 2018

Website

:http://events.baloncenter.com


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Vrsac Open -

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: 12778    

Bid:

792

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

Place

: Vrsac (Serbia)

Date(s)

: 20 Jun to 24 Jun 2018

Alternate dates

: 27 Jun to 01 Jul 2018

Website

:http://airtribune.com/vrsac-open-2018


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Iceland PG Open -

Event ID

: 12852    

Bid:

271

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: BUrfell (Iceland)

Date(s)

: 19 Jun to 23 Jun 2018

Website

:http://airtribune.com/icelandpgopen2018/


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FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP -

Event ID

: 12897    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

18 meter Class

Place

: Varese (Italy)

Date(s)

: 16 Jun to 23 Jun 2018

Website

:http://www.acao.it


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Championnat de France delta -

Event ID

: 12921    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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:

class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country
class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: Puy du Dome (France)

Date(s)

: 16 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

Website

:http://delta.ffvl.fr/compet/69


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Italian Championship -

Event ID

: 12926    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Poggio Bustone (Italy)

Date(s)

: 27 May to 02 Aug 2018

Alternate dates

: 03 Aug to 09 Aug 2018

Website

:http://www.airtribune.com/poggiobustone2018/info


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Carpathian Cup -

Event ID

: 12946    

Bid:

308

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Pylypets (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 17 Jun to 24 Jun 2018

Website

:http://airtribune.com/2018-carpathian-cup/info


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RM Birrfeld -

Event ID

: 12961    

Bid:

305

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
Open Class

Place

: Birrfeld (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 16 Jun to 24 Jun 2018

Website

:http://www.smbirrfeld.ch/ww


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Upcoming Events

22 June 2018 2018 F3A World Cup - GBR - Ashford, Kent (United Kingdom)
22 June 2018 2018 Eurotour North of England Open - Pickering (United Kingdom)
22 June 2018 2018 Belarus Cup - Minsk (Belarus)
22 June 2018 2018 Ivanec Open - Ivanec, Varazdin (Croatia)
22 June 2018 2018 Austrian-Loser-Open - Altaussee (Austria)
22 June 2018 2018 Bled Cup - Lesce - Bled (Slovenia)
22 June 2018 2018 Paramythia XC Open - Paramythia (Greece)
22 June 2018 2018 Paragliding Trip of Indonesia (TROI) 1st series Dharmasraya - Bukit Tambun, Dharmasraya (Indonesia)
23 June 2018 2018 Eurotour UK Interglide - Ashford, Kent (United Kingdom)
23 June 2018 2nd EUROTOUR - Höllein Trophy F3J - Riesa (Germany)
23 June 2018 2018 Coppa Casa Bianca - Cancinatello (BS) (Italy)
23 June 2018 3rd Eurotour Windpark Open F3K Uetze - Uetze (Germany)
23 June 2018 2018 Slovenia Cup - Vipava (Slovenia)
23 June 2018 2018 Zepsus Cup Silkeborg - Silkeborg (Denmark)
23 June 2018 2018 F1E Memorial Popa Cringu - Turda (Romania)
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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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