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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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PARAGLIDING ACCURACY WORLD CUP -

Event ID

: 16400    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 13 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Alternate dates

: 17 Jun to 30 Jun 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/paragliding-accuracy-world-cup2


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Euro Heli Series Austria -

Event ID

: 16436    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3C (RC Aerobatic Helicopters)

Place

: Globasnitz, Carinthia (Austria)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://euroheliseries.net


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Open Annecy -

Event ID

: 16441    

Bid:

374

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country

Place

: Doussard (France)

Date(s)

: 13 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/open-annecy2


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EAB Thumaide F5B/F Eurotour -

Event ID

: 16453    

Bid:

854

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5B (RC Electric Powered Motor Gliders)
F5F (RC 6 Cell Electric Powered Motor Gliders)

Place

: Thumaide (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:https://eab-thumaide.be


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South Moravia F3A Cup -

Event ID

: 16498    

Bid:

716

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3A (RC Aerobatic Aircraft)

Place

: Belov near Zlín (Czech Republic)

Date(s)

: 14 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://www.minfo.cz/f3a/index.php


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Fürstenfeld Pokal F5L -

Event ID

: 16581    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5L (RC Thermal Gliders RES with Electric Motor and AMRT)

Place

: Fürstenfeld (Austria)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://logfnet.alfahosting.org/


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North Macedonia F5J World Cup -

Event ID

: 16588    

Bid:

1814

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (RC Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders)

Place

: Bitola (North Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Alternate dates

: 22 Jun to 23 Jun 2024

Website

:https://www.f5j.mk/


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F3G Cup Ivancice -

Event ID

: 16636    

Bid:

716

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3G (Motor Gliders)

Place

: Ivancice near Brno (Czech Republic)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:


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Nitra cup F3L -

Event ID

: 16652    

Bid:

300

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3L (Thermal Soaring Gliders - RES)

Place

: Nitra (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:https://www.litteamcup.sk


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Europacup -

Event ID

: 16660    

Bid:

698

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3D (RC Pylon Racing Aeroplanes)
F3R (RC Pylon Racing Limited Technology Aeroplanes)
F3T (RC Semi Scale Pylon Racing with Controlled Technology Airplanes)
F3E (RC Electric Power Pylon Racing Aeroplanes)

Place

: rothenburg (Görlitz) (Germany)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:


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HARGHITA CUP F3K -

Event ID

: 16669    

Bid:

641

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3K (RC Hand Launch Gliders)

Place

: Cristuru Secuiesc (Romania)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Alternate dates

: 22 Jun to 23 Jun 2024

Website

:


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2ª World Cup 'ALPE ADRIA' -

Event ID

: 16677    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (CL Speed)
F2B (CL Aerobatics)
F2D (CL Combat)
F2G (CL Electric Speed)

Place

: MORTEGLIANO (UD) (Italy)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:


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Swiss Cup Lenzerheide -

Event ID

: 16748    

Bid:

305

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Lenzerheide (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:https://www.swissleague.ch/comp-league/2024-06-15


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BAPO 2024_2 -

Event ID

: 16797    

Bid:

464

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Grand Coo (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:https://airtribune.com/bapo2024/info


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Dutch Open 2024 Greifenburg -

Event ID

: 16798    

Bid:

290

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Greifenburg (Austria)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 22 Jun 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/dutch-open-2024-greifenburg


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FAI Asian-Oceanic Paragliding Championship -

Event ID

: 16874    

Bid:

281

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Mungyeong (Korea)

Date(s)

: 06 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://civlcomps.org/event/pg-asian-oceanic-2024


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International Heli Races -

Event ID

: 16894    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Precision Hover
Fender Rigging
Slalom

Place

: Przylep (Poland)

Date(s)

: 14 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://www.helisport.com.pl


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United States Canopy Piloting Association Meet #4 -

Event ID

: 16908    

Bid:

310

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Canopy Piloting

Place

: Whiteville, TN (USA)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://www.swoopleague.com


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Coppa Città di Ferrara - Campionato Italiano -

Event ID

: 16938    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
handicapped

Place

: Ferrara (Italy)

Date(s)

: 14 Jun to 23 Jun 2024

Website

:http://www.voloavelaferrara.com


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Czech Gliding Championship -

Event ID

: 16966    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
Club Class
Open Class

Place

: Touzim (Czech Republic)

Date(s)

: 09 Jun to 21 Jun 2024


Event Organiser

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Liga Nacional Áger (Lleida) -

Event ID

: 16987    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Ager (Spain)

Date(s)

: 12 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/liga-nacional-ager-lleida


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British Nationals Standard/15m/Open -

Event ID

: 17006    

Bid:

309

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
Open Class
Standard Class

Place

: Aston Down (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 23 Jun 2024


Event Organiser


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East European Accuracy -

Event ID

: 17047    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Accuracy Landing

Place

: Erden, Montana (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 13 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://eeacup.eu/


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Polish & Irish Paragliding Open 2024 -

Event ID

: 17087    

Bid:

275

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Laragne-Monteglin (France)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 21 Jun 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/polish-paragliding-open-2024


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8th Naviter Open 2024 -

Event ID

: 17091    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Camp Gabrje (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 15 Jun to 21 Jun 2024

Website

:https://airtribune.com/no2024/


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ISSA 2024 World Series -

Event ID

: 17113    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Speed Skydiving

Place

: Fano (Italy)

Date(s)

: 14 Jun to 16 Jun 2024

Website

:http://www.skydivefano.com


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Upcoming Events

16 June 2024 2024 FAI Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix - Varese (Italy)
16 June 2024 Ozone Chelan Open 2024 - Chelan (USA)
16 June 2024 Barberton Paragliding Open 2024 - Barberton Mpumulanga, South Africa (South Africa)
17 June 2024 1st CUP OF CHAMPIONS FOR LANDING ACCURACY - Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan)
18 June 2024 11. Aksehir XC Open - Aksehir - Konya (Türkiye)
19 June 2024 2024 US Nationals - Hobbs, New Mexico (USA)
20 June 2024 International cup of Zhetysu - Талдыкорган (Kazakhstan)
20 June 2024 Vrsac Open 2024 - Vrsac (Serbia)
21 June 2024 2024 XII Open Internacional Cerceda - F3A World Cup - Postponed! New dates will be announced - Cerceda, A Coruña (Spain)
21 June 2024 2024 Open Internacional Cantabria F3F World Cup - Punta Ballota, Suances (Spain)
21 June 2024 2024 Dolomiti Open 2024 - Falzes (Italy)
21 June 2024 76th Paraglider Portuguese Cup BôAr Bornes 2024 - Macedo de Cavaleiros (Portugal)
21 June 2024 2024 Open Slovenian Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota - Murska Sobota (Slovenia)
21 June 2024 Državno prvenstvo Hrvatske - Ivanec 2024 - Ivanec, Varazdin (Croatia)
21 June 2024 South East Anatolia Region Accuracy Competition - Şırnak (Türkiye)
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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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