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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 World Gliding Championships -

Event ID

: 10553    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class
15 meter Class

Place

: Ostrow Wielkopolski (Poland)

Date(s)

: 08 Jul to 21 Jul 2018


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FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship -

Event ID

: 12124    

Bid:

264

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 5 Cross country

Place

: Krushevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 09 Jul to 21 Jul 2018

Website

:http://hgeu2018.mk/


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FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship -

Event ID

: 12125    

Bid:

264

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Krushevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 09 Jul to 21 Jul 2018

Website

:http://hgeu2018.mk/


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FAI European Paragliding Championship -

Event ID

: 12126    

Bid:

1662

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Montalegre (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 16 Jul to 28 Jul 2018

Website

:http://europg2018.pt


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Memorial Hans Gutmann Tourist Rally Flight -

Event ID

: 12415    

Bid:

285

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Rally Flying

Place

: Jakabzallas (Hungary), Chisinau (Moldavia), Odessa, (Ukraine), C (-)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 22 Jul 2018


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Eurotour Lemon Cup -

Event ID

: 12614    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Col de Tende (France)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 22 Jul 2018

Website

:http://www.f3fcaussols.com


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World Cup Romania 100 -

Event ID

: 12772    

Bid:

641

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3J (Thermal Duration Gliders)

Place

: Ghimbav-Brasov (Romania)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 21 Jul 2018

Website

:http://www.frmd.ro


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FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP -

Event ID

: 12899    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

18 meter Class

Place

: Musbach (Germany)

Date(s)

: 14 Jul to 21 Jul 2018


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POST Luxembourg Balloon Trophy -

Event ID

: 12913    

Bid:

285

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Hot Air Balloons

Place

: Mersch (Luxemburg)

Date(s)

: 18 Jul to 22 Jul 2018

Website

:http://www.lbt.lu


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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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Segunda Valda Campeonato Nacional de Parapente Accuracy Copa Tinjaca -

Event ID

: 12968    

Bid:

255

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Tinjaca Boyacá (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 22 Jul 2018

Alternate dates

: 27 Jul to 29 Jul 2018

Website

:http://www.facebook.com/copa.tinajaaccuracy.9


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AWT King of Brenta -

Event ID

: 13042    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Aerobatics

Place

: Molveno (Italy)

Date(s)

: 17 Jul to 22 Jul 2018


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Upcoming Events

21 July 2018 2018 FAI F5 World Championships for Electric Model Aircraft - Takikawa (Japan)
21 July 2018 2018 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft - Grandrieu (Belgium)
21 July 2018 2018 Les 8 jours de Fontainebleau - Moret (France)
21 July 2018 11th Sonnenwendpokal - Nardt (Germany)
21 July 2018 2018 Eurotour F5F Bad Kissingen - Bad Kissingen (Germany)
21 July 2018 2018 Herend cup - Szentes (Hungary)
21 July 2018 2018 Jämi FPV Open - Jämijärvi (Finland)
21 July 2018 2018 Barcelona Drone Racing F3U World Cup - Barcelona (Spain)
21 July 2018 3rd World Challenge Trnva - Boleraz (Slovakia)
21 July 2018 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro de Parapente 1ra Etapa / Brazilian Open 1st round - Formosa (Brazil)
21 July 2018 2018 Summer Open Cup of Kazakhstan - Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan)
22 July 2018 2018 FAI F3J World Championship for Model Gliders - Brasov (Romania)
22 July 2018 2018 Centennial cup - Denver (USA)
22 July 2018 2018 Monte Avena British "All Comers" Open - Feltre (Italy)
22 July 2018 2018 BenFly Shumen XC Open - Sopot (Bulgaria)
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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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