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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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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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Buzau Cup -

Event ID

: 13450    

Bid:

641

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S6A (Streamer Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S8E/P (RC Rocket Glider Duration and Duration Landing)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)

Place

: Costești, Buzău (Romania)

Date(s)

: 21 Aug to 22 Aug 2019

Website

:http://www.frmd.ro


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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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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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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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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


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Upcoming Events

22 August 2019 1st Wonogiri Cross Country Championship ( WXCC) 2019 - Wonogiri (Indonesia)
22 August 2019 Utena Cup 2019 - Utena (Lithuania)
22 August 2019 X VINNITSA Open - Mogiliv - Podilsky (Ukraine)
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)
24 August 2019 2019 Mura Cup of Slovenia - Krbava (Croatia)
24 August 2019 2019 Eurotour - Rhönpokal F5F - schondra (Germany)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 418,25 km/h Mascia Ferri (ITA)
15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 418,25 km/h Mascia Ferri (ITA)
15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 500,17 km/h Charles Hurd (GBR)
15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 500,17 km/h Charles Hurd (GBR)
15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 400,36 km/h Jessica Johnston (AUS)
15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 375,90 km/h Montana Miller (USA)
15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 437,98 km/h Eugenio Ciurana (USA)
15 August 2019 Parachuting : - : 496,61 km/h Shane Turner (AUS)
14 August 2019 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 781,7 km Christoph Matkowski (POL)
14 August 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 804,12 km/h Paul Anthony Lucas (AUS)
11 August 2019 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed in a closed circuit in competition (10 laps): F083 : 55,27 sec Randy Bridge (USA)
08 August 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 545 km/h
04 August 2019 Parachuting : Vertical speed without drogue : 499,66 km/h Shane Turner (AUS)
04 August 2019 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed - indoor: F221 : 16,4 km/h Alexander Richter (GER)
03 August 2019 Microlights and paramotors : Altitude : 6 377 m Aleksander Hirsztritt (POL)
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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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