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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...

French pair win world’s most prestigious gas-balloon race

French balloon pilots Vincent Leys and Christophe Houver won the 61st Gordon Bennett Cup over the we...

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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Dalby Big Air 2020 -

Event ID

: 13963    

Bid:

462

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Sport Class Cross Country
class 1 Cross country

Place

: Dalby Airport (Australia)

Date(s)

: 05 Apr to 11 Apr 2020

Website

:http://www.dalbybigair.com


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Elbrus Cup 2020 -

Event ID

: 14140    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (FF Gliders)
F1B (FF Wakefield)
F1C (FF Aircraft with Piston Engines)
F1P (FF Introduction Aircraft with piston Motor)

Place

: Nalchik (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 06 Apr to 10 Apr 2020

Alternate dates

: 10 Apr to 14 Apr 2020


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Open International La Muela F3F -

Event ID

: 14301    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (RC Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Alarilla, Guadalajara (Spain)

Date(s)

: 09 Apr to 11 Apr 2020

Website

:www.lamuelaf3f.blogspot.com


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Montegrappa Trophy 2020 -

Event ID

: 14415    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Romano d'Ezzelino (Italy)

Date(s)

: 09 Apr to 13 Apr 2020

Website

:http://www.trofeomontegrappa.it


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PROMACHIA XC OPEN 2020 - SUSPENDED -

Event ID

: 14556    

Bid:

267

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Promachi (Greece)

Date(s)

: 08 Apr to 12 Apr 2020

Website

:https://www.livetrack24.com/events/PRO2020/en


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Upcoming Events

10 April 2020 2020 Naloev Cup 2020 - Nalchik (Russian Federation)
10 April 2020 2020 Pribina Cup - Nitra (Slovakia)
10 April 2020 RANA CUP 2020 - SUSPENDED - Rana near Louny (Czech Republic)
11 April 2020 2020 Southern Cross Cup - West Wyalong, NSW (Australia)
11 April 2020 2020 Vila De Vidreres - Vidreres (Spain)
11 April 2020 CAP La Rioja 2020 - Cerro La Cruz - Ciudad de la Rioja (Argentina)
12 April 2020 Alpe d'Huez Accuracy Challenge - ALPE D'HUEZ (France)
12 April 2020 1st 2020 Paradise Airsports Nationals - Groveland, FL (USA)
15 April 2020 1st Mercimektepe Cross Country 2020 - Mercimektepe Tokat (Turkey)
17 April 2020 2020 2020 Svitavy F2D World Cup - Svitavy (Czech Republic)
17 April 2020 1st International Cup "Sarajevo XC Race 2020" - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
17 April 2020 Upper-Austrian and Styrian Championships - micheldorf in oberösterreich (Austria)
18 April 2020 2020 Coppa VO.LI CITTA DI TORINO - Tetti Neirotti, Rivalta TO (Italy)
18 April 2020 2020 Otto Kuttler Cup - Oberkotzau (Germany)
18 April 2020 1st São Paulo PG Open - Pico do Gavião - SUSPENDED - Andradas (Brazil)
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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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