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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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GIN Wide Open - Provisional -

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: 15632    

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669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

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Cross Country

Place

: Ager (Spain)

Date(s)

: 03 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

Website

:www.flywideopen.com


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Grimming-TAL -

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: 15482    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

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Open Class
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Place

: Niederöblarn (Austria)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

Website

:http://www.sportsarea.at


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FAI European Gliding Championships -

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: 12877    

Bid:

284

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

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Club Class
Standard Class
15 meter Class

Place

: Pociũnai, Kaunas (Lithuania)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 16 Jul 2022

Website

:http://egc2022wgc.pociunai.lt


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FAI World 13,5M Class Gliding Championship -

Event ID

: 14615    

Bid:

284

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

13.5 meter Class

Place

: Pociũnai, Kaunas (Lithuania)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 16 Jul 2022

Website

:http://egc2022wgc.pociunai.lt


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Portuguese National Paragliding Championship 2022, Montalegre -

Event ID

: 15367    

Bid:

1662

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Montalegre (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 03 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/portuguese-paragliding-championship-2022-montalegre


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Adria open 2022 -

Event ID

: 15596    

Bid:

301

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

: Nova Gorica (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 06 Jul 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/adria-open-2022


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Supair week 2022 - XC Paragliding Open - Annecy -

Event ID

: 15436    

Bid:

374

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Doussard (France)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 08 Jul 2022

Website

:https://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/3963


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Bulgarian, Czech & Slovak Open Championship -

Event ID

: 15599    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Sopot, bulgaria (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 03 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/2022-bulgarian-czech-slovak-open


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Bayramoren XC Open 2022 -

Event ID

: 15562    

Bid:

307

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Bayramören/Çankırı (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 07 Jul 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/bayramoren-xc-open-2022/info


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Upcoming Events

04 July 2022 Pre-PWC Flymaster Open - Krusevo (North Macedonia)
04 July 2022 ChampFR 2022 - J'Peux Pas ! J'suis Accro - Léry-Poses (near ROUEN) (France)
05 July 2022 Kraljevo Open 3.round Serbian League, National Championship 2022 - Kraljevo (Serbia)
06 July 2022 2022 British Open Paramotor Championships - Spalding, Lincolnshire (United Kingdom)
07 July 2022 2022 The World Games - The World Games Birmingham, Alabama (USA)
07 July 2022 2022 The World Games - The World Games Birmingham, Alabama (USA)
07 July 2022 2022 Swedish Cup - Mysinge Hög (Sweden)
07 July 2022 F5J Loire Valley Trophy - Angers (France)
07 July 2022 2022 9th Dutch Grand Prix - Landres (France)
07 July 2022 31th open int. AlpenrosenCup 2022 for Paragliders - Austrian Open & Tyrolean Championship - Westendorf (Austria)
07 July 2022 PWC solo - J'Peux Pas ! J'suis Accro - Base de Loisirs de Léry-Poses (France)
07 July 2022 PWC synchro - J'Peux Pas ! J'suis Accro - Base de loisirs de Léry-Poses (near ROUEN) (France)
08 July 2022 2022 Norwegian Cup - Alvaret, Öland Island (Sweden)
08 July 2022 2022 Norwegian Cup F1S - Alvaret, Öland Island (Sweden)
08 July 2022 2022 FAI F3DE World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft - Muncie, Indiana (USA)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

26 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 67,00 km/h Robin Hamilton (USA)
26 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 67,00 km/h Robin Hamilton (USA)
25 June 2022 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 756 km Pavel Gussev (KAZ)
25 June 2022 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 34,99 sec Léocadie Ollivier de Pury (FRA)
25 June 2022 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 34,99 sec Léocadie Ollivier de Pury (FRA)
25 June 2022 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 46,87 sec Sophie Grill (AUT)
25 June 2022 Parachuting : Lowest Single Round Score : 10,87 sec Sophie Grill (AUT)
25 June 2022 Parachuting : Lowest Single Round Score : 6,75 sec Léocadie Ollivier de Pury (FRA)
19 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 50 km : 30,46 km/h Veronika Štampfl (SLO)
16 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 25 km : 47,86 km/h Charles Cazaux (FRA)
16 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 25 km : 47,86 km/h Charles Cazaux (FRA)
30 May 2022 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 847,91 km Sibylle Andresen (GER)
26 May 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 916,00 km/h Stefan V. Eling (USA)
20 May 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 926,00 km/h Stefan V. Eling (USA)
20 May 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 983,00 km/h Eric L. Henman (USA)
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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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