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The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high

Hard two-week battle in Australian skies sees three new FAI Gliding World Champions win gold.

34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla (AUS) was officially opened on Sunday, 08 Januar...

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/...

Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 2017

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 kicks-off in Australia on 9 January 2017, with two wee...

German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South Africa!

Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance...

7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Final kicked off in Potchefstroom (RSA)!

The World Championship takes place from 05 to 12 November 2016 in Potchefstroom, Republic of South...

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high

Hard two-week battle in Australian skies sees three new FAI Gliding World Champions win gold.

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 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla (AUS) was officially opened on Sunday, 08 January 2017, by Jaclyn Symes MP, Member for Northern Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Minister for Spo....

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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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Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 20....

Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 20....

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 kicks-off in Australia on 9 January 2017, with two weeks of high profile, high calibre competition to follow.

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German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South ....

German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South ....

Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance to win the contest.

Read more...
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10 April 2020 2020 Pribina Cup - Nitra (Slovakia)
20 April 2020 2020 US Regionals - Perry, SC (USA)
25 April 2020 2020 Kitzbueheler Alpen Pokal - St. Johann (Austria)
25 April 2020 2020 Kitzbueheler Alpen Pokal - St. Johann (Austria)
03 May 2020 2020 Grand Prix de France - Rion des Landes (France)
05 May 2020 2020 US Nationals - Benton, TN (USA)
08 May 2020 2020 Brasov Cup - Sanpetru (Romania)
09 May 2020 2020 Open Belgian Gliding Nationals - Saint Hubert (Belgium)
16 May 2020 2020 Eskilstuna International Open - Eskilstuna FK (Sweden)
16 May 2020 2020 AAC Alpe Adria Cup - Feldkirchen (Austria)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

02 February 2020 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1 730 km Terrence Raymond Delore (NZL)
02 February 2020 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1 730 km Terrence Raymond Delore (NZL)
02 February 2020 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 1 500 km : 139,69 km/h Terrence Raymond Delore (NZL)
18 December 2019 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 2 191,45 km Jean-Marc Perrin (SUI)
04 November 2019 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 1 000 km : 164,54 km/h John "Mannie" Mclauchlan (RSA)
30 August 2019 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 143,57 km/h Laszlo Hegedus (HUN)
14 August 2019 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 781,7 km Christoph Matkowski (POL)
06 July 2019 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 965,02 km Sibylle Andresen (GER)
12 May 2019 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1 580,6 km
12 May 2019 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 1 584,6 km
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