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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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30 May 2021 2021 Championnat de France Féminines - Bailleau (France)
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20 June 2021 2021 Championnat de France classes 18 mètres et Libre - Buno - Bonnevaux (France)
04 July 2021 2021 International Issoudun - Issoudun (France)
10 July 2021 5th FAI Junior European Gliding Championships - Pociũnai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
11 July 2021 2021 Championnat de France Classe Club - Lille (France)
18 July 2021 36th FAI World Gliding Championships - Stendal-Borstel (Germany)
25 July 2021 2021 Championnat de France Juniors - Fontenay-le-Comte (France)
07 August 2021 36th FAI World Gliding Championships - Montluçon-Gueret (France)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

21 October 2020 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km : 194,9 km/h
16 August 2020 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 152,02 km/h Riccardo Brigliadori (ITA)
15 August 2020 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 183,46 km/h Riccardo Brigliadori (ITA)
05 August 2020 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 170,00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
17 July 2020 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 570,00 km Philippe N. Rose (USA)
17 July 2020 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 570,00 km Philippe N. Rose (USA)
11 July 2020 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 145,00 km/h Philippe N. Rose (USA)
11 July 2020 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 145,00 km/h Philippe N. Rose (USA)
09 July 2020 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 647 km Philippe N. Rose (USA)
09 July 2020 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 647 km Philippe N. Rose (USA)
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