FAI News 27/04

FAI Centenary : Update / Centenaire FAI : nouvelles informations "High Flyers" : Last Call ! History of Hang Gliding and Paragliding : A Contribution of CIVL New World Record Claims for Gliders and Model Aircraft

FAI Centenary Update
As the Program of FAI Centenary 2005 has been updated this week (new events, more information published on specific events), we invite you to consult the Provisional Program.

Centenaire FAI : nouvelles informations
Comme le programme du Centenaire FAI 2005 a été mis à jour dans le courant de la semaine (nouveaux événements, adjonction d'informations sur certains événements), nous vous invitons à consulter le programme provisoire.

"High Flyers" : Last Call for the Special Limited Edition !
With our FAI News of 29 October, FAI Members and Commissions, Aero-Clubs, Museums, companies and organisations linked to FAI and air sports were offered the opportunity to be associated with the FAI Centenary and to order a special limited edition with their logo and introductory text printed on either 1 or 4 pages.

"High Flyers" would be an ideal way of promoting your own organisation, so please do not miss this special offer and book your limited edition of "High Flyers" by 31 December 2004; the very latest deadline for FAI to receive texts and images is 14 January 2005.

Please click here to download the Order form.

History of Hang Gliding & Paragliding in FAI Countries
As a contribution to the FAI Centenary, in May 2005 the FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission (CIVL) will publish a book telling the story of how hang gliding and paragliding emerged in the different FAI countries.

A year ago, each FAI Member was invited to write the history of the birth of this sport in its own country. As this project is based on voluntary work, no authors will be paid, but credit will be given to contributors. All profits will go to CIVL. Stéphane Malbos will do the editing work; texts will be sent back to their authors for approval if they are modified.

Deadline : Contributions should be sent at latest by 31 December 2004 in digital form, either via e-mail or on a CD-ROM to Stéphane Malbos, Ripaillère, F-38950 St-Martin-le-Vinoux (France).
Pictures should be sent as originals (paper or slides) or on CDs (.jpg or .eps files with best possible resolution). Originals will not be returned.

For further information, please contact Stéphane Malbos.

New World Record Claims
Some of the new World Record Claims recently received by FAI

Class D - Gliders / Claims number : 10315 - 10316
Sub-class : DO (Open Class Gliders). General Category
Pilot : Terrence Raymond DELORE (NZL)
Crew : Steve FOSSETT (USA)
Glider : Schleicher ASH 25 Mi
Date: 04.12.2004

Claim number : 10315
Type of record : Straight Distance to a Goal
Course/location : El Calafate (Argentina) - San Jaun (Argentina)
Performance : 2 128.4 km
Current record : 2 123 km (23.11.2003 - Klaus OHLMANN, Germany)

Claim number : 10316
Type of record : Free Distance
Course/location : El Calafate (Argentina)
Performance : 2 193.4 km
Current record : 2 174.5 km (23.11.2003 - Klaus OHLMANN, Germany)

Class F - Model Aircraft / Claim number : 10322
Sub-class : F1N (Indoor Glider), F1 - Free flight Category
Type of record : N°118-a - Duration (ceiling less than 8 m)
Course/location : Tokyo (JPN)
Performance : 47.3 sec
Aeromodellers : Akihiro DANJO (JPN) & Mitsuru ISHII (JPN)
Date: 04.12.2004
Current record : 39.6 seconds (24.11.2001 - Leonard George SURTEES, AUS)

The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the record ratified (if appropriate).

For further information on World Records, please consult the latest news, including all claims pending ratification, at FAI World Records.