France takes the gold at the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017

61st-coupe-aronautique-gordon-bennett---prize-giving-ceremony 36870024620_oThe winners of the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017 said they were “overjoyed” to be awarded their FAI gold medals at a ceremony in Fribourg, Switzerland on Saturday 16 September 2017.


The 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Gas Ballon Race launched tonight

FRAThis evening 21 gas balloons from 13 countries launched from Gruyères airfield (Switzerland) that sits below the famous chateau for the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Race. Over the next few days the teams will aim to fly as far as possible, measured in a straight line from the launch field to the landing site. Meteorological experts are forecasting that the balloons will follow a north-eastern route.

Follow the race live at: gordonbennett.aero/livetracking


Defending world champion, Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), dominates the Class 2 Championship!


The 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship goes on from 24 July till 6 August 2017 at Aspres-sur-Buëch in the Hautes-Alpes. After four valid tasks, the world-renowned Austrian hang glider pilot Manfred Ruhmer, is dominating the competition. Class 2 world champion since 2002, he is 649 points ahead of his nearest rival, fellow Austrian Franz Pacheiner, and 674 points ahead of local French pilot, Jacques Bott. No task was set yesterday due to the strong south/southwest winds (55 to 55kph at 2000m altitude). Four more competition days are  available for competitors to try to topple the king of this discipline.


Ferenc Toth wins Gold in Glider Aerobatics

medal-winner-Glider-fbFerenc Toth (HUN) has won the Glider Aerobatics competition at The World Games following Saturday night’s spectacular Freestyle competition programme.


Wojciech Bogdal wins Gold in Paramotoring

medal-winner-PM-fbPoland’s Wojciech Bogdal has won the Paramotoring competition at The World Games. After flying 9 tasks over three days he ended with a convincing win, 8 points ahead of Thailand’s Kittiphop Phrommat in second.


Air Sports at The World Games Day 2: ‘Flying to be the best’

TWG17 day2_1It was a perfect day of flying at the Air Sports competitions at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, on Saturday 22 July, with all three air sports completing two full competition sessions.


​ Air Sports at The World Games showcase 'the best of the best'

TWG17 21Jul17_5_2The first day of Air Sports competition at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland was a huge success, with good flying weather allowing every discipline tocomplete a double session of competition flying.


Air Sports Set to Shine at The World Games

Opening-CeremonyThe World Games 2017 opened in spectacular style in the city of Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday night, 20 July 2017, with an opening ceremony of light, sound and music in front of 35,000 people.


Sixty-six athletes from three air sports to take part in The World Games 2017, 20-23 July

Athletes TWG17Sixty-six international air sports athletes will compete in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland. Parachuting Canopy Piloting, Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring will all feature over four days from 20-23 July 2017.


15th FAI World Paragliding Championship Monte Avena 2017 – superb organization and flying!

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New World Champions in Paragliding – Seiko Fukuoka (FRA), Pierre Remy (FRA) and First National Team – France were defined in the result of the competition that has ended yesterday in Pedavena, Italy.


Day 1 Task 1 15th FAI World Paragiding Championship

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It was a successful start of the competition. It was cloudy at Monte Avena.The organizers moved to Rubbio take off near Bassano and there we have got fine weather conditions that allowed to have a fine 78 km task much exceeding the expectations.



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