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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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19 August 2018 2018 Championnat de France Feminin - Pont sur Yonne (France)
11 May 2019 20th FAI European Gliding Championships - Turbia (Poland)
01 June 2019 9th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship - La Cerdanya (Spain)
15 June 2019 3rd FAI World 13.5m Class Gliding Championship - Pavullo (Italy)
06 July 2019 20th FAI European Gliding Championships - Prievidza (Slovakia)
28 July 2019 11th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships - Szeged (Hungary)
26 November 2019 10th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship - Lake Keepit (Australia)
19 July 2020 36th FAI World Gliding Championships - Stendal-Borstel (Germany)
08 August 2020 36th FAI World Gliding Championships - Châlons-Ecury sur Coole (France)
01 September 2020 2020 FAI World Air Games - FAI World Air Games Location to be advised (Turkey)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

24 July 2018 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 578,7 km Rudolf Schlesinger (AUT)
24 July 2018 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 607,3 km Rudolf Schlesinger (AUT)
24 July 2018 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 102,68 km/h Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
24 July 2018 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 102,68 km/h Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
24 July 2018 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 102,68 km/h Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
12 July 2018 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 501,8 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
12 July 2018 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 501,8 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
12 July 2018 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 501,8 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
12 July 2018 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 501,8 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
12 July 2018 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 506,9 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
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