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60 years ago today: Sputnik 1 and the Dawn of Space

History changed 60 years ago on 4 October 1957:

20 Years Ago: NASA’s Space Shuttle breaks a world record for the longest time in Space

Twenty years ago on 7 December 1996 the US Space Shuttle Columbia spent a record 17 days in space – ...

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 spac...

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 ...

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live fr...

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

60 years ago today: Sputnik 1 and the Dawn of Space

60 years ago today: Sputnik 1 and the Dawn of Space

History changed 60 years ago on 4 October 1957:

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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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7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 km/h (2.000 mp/h) and to a height of 38.5 km (126.200 feet), becoming the first human ever to fly ab....

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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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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....

Read more...
7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 km/h (2.000 mp/h) and to a height of 38.5 km (126.200 feet), becoming the first human ever to fly ab....

Read more...
Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz TM - 6” landed in the north of Kazakhstan. Hours before, the eleventh expedition to the Internati....

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Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

On 18 March 1965, FAI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first space-walk. Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov achieved this feat during the Voshkod 2 mission. He stayed out in space for 12 min 9 sec,....

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FAI World Aerobatic Championships -

Event ID

: 12698    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Unlimited Aerobatics (Power)

Place

: Châteauroux (France)

Date(s)

: 21 Aug to 31 Aug 2019

Website

:http://www.wac2019.fr


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Championnat de France Juniors -

Event ID

: 13093    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class
Club Class
Standard Class

Place

: Romorantin (France)

Date(s)

: 18 Aug to 24 Aug 2019

Website

:http://www.soaringspot.com/fr/championnat-de-france-junior-2019-romorantin-pruniers-2019/results


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Swiss Open Disentis -

Event ID

: 13569    

Bid:

305

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Disentis (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 18 Aug to 24 Aug 2019

Website

:http://www.disentis-open.ch


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Russian Championship -

Event ID

: 13607    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Yutsa (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 30 Aug 2019

Website

:http://airtribune.com/2019russianchampionship/


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Ubaye Paragliding Contest, Saint-Jean de Monclar -

Event ID

: 13671    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: St Jean de Montclar (France)

Date(s)

: 19 Aug to 23 Aug 2019

Website

:https://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/3413


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Open Interncional Vila d'Ager -

Event ID

: 13712    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Ager (Spain)

Date(s)

: 19 Aug to 24 Aug 2019

Website

:http://airtribune.com/ageropen2019


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Kobala open -

Event ID

: 13714    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Tolmin (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 19 Aug to 24 Aug 2019

Website

:http://www.hg-slo.si


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French Open Cerdagne Pyrenees -

Event ID

: 13858    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Font-Romeu (France)

Date(s)

: 17 Aug to 23 Aug 2019

Website

:http://www.championnatdefrancedelta.com


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Czech Gliding Championship -

Event ID

: 13868    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
15 meter Class
Open Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class

Place

: Moravská Třebová (Czech Republic)

Date(s)

: 12 Aug to 24 Aug 2019

Website

:http://pmcr2019.lkmk.com/


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Paragliding Accuracy World Cup Tour Korea Pohang -

Event ID

: 13882    

Bid:

281

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Pohang City (Korea)

Date(s)

: 21 Aug to 25 Aug 2019

Website

:http://www.ph-pgawc.com


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Open Championship Evrasia Hang Gliding -

Event ID

: 13884    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 17 Aug to 24 Aug 2019

Website

:http://deltaplan.kz/news


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Okolchitza open -

Event ID

: 13887    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Vratsa (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 18 Aug to 24 Aug 2019

Website

:http://airtribune.com/okolchitza-open-2019/info


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Romanian NAtional Championship -

Event ID

: 13934    

Bid:

296

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class
Club Class

Place

: Craiova (Romania)

Date(s)

: 17 Aug to 31 Aug 2019

Website

:http://aeroclubulromaniei.ro/event/concursul-national-de-zbor-distanta-cu-planorul-2019


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GIN WIDE OPEN 2019 Krusevo -

Event ID

: 13940    

Bid:

1814

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Krushevo (North Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 18 Aug to 25 Aug 2019

Website

:https://flywideopen.com


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Wonogiri Cross Country Championship ( WXCC) 2019 -

Event ID

: 13941    

Bid:

273

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Wonogiri (Indonesia)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 25 Aug 2019

Website

: www.wonogirixcchampionship.com


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Utena Cup 2019 -

Event ID

: 13942    

Bid:

284

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Utena (Lithuania)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 25 Aug 2019

Website

:will be udatet


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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X VINNITSA Open -

Event ID

: 13945    

Bid:

308

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Mogiliv - Podilsky (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 26 Aug 2019

Website

:www.air-pulse.com.ua


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Upcoming Events

23 August 2019 2019 World Cup Series Accuracy Landing (5th event) - Thalgau, Salzburg (Austria)
23 August 2019 2019 Eifelpokal - Zülpich (Germany)
23 August 2019 2019 Asturias F3F Open - Gijon - Asturias (Spain)
23 August 2019 2019 FF Kup Slavonije i Baranje - Krbava (Croatia)
23 August 2019 2019 North-East European Paragliding Accuracy cup "Brillant Foot" 3rd stage - Priekuli (Latvia)
23 August 2019 3rd FAI World Cup of Wingsuit Flying - Ravenna (Italy)
23 August 2019 1st FAI European Wingsuit Flying Championship - Ravenna (Italy)
23 August 2019 2019 Kopaonik XCup, Serbian League 4th round - Kopaonik (Serbia)
24 August 2019 2019 FAI S European Championships for Space Models - Buzău (Romania)
24 August 2019 2019 UK Drone Racing Open International - Barkston Heath, Grantham (United Kingdom)

 

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