Latest news on the FAI website

After having had to re-install the operating system last week, the central part of the FAI website is now working (although some links and images are still missing), as well as the FAI Sporting Licence Database. The work to progressively restore other sections of the FAI website (documents, commissions, records, events, etc) will therefore be able to resume.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this situation may cause and thank you for your understanding and patience.

The FAI Headquarters Team


Social Media success for the FAI !

A few months after deciding to jump on the bandwagon of Social Media, the FAI successfully features in all the main social media domains, whether it be with its pictures, videos or news !

While the FAI Facebook page has recently crossed the threshold of 2000 fans, the FAI Twitter account is growing steadily with more than 140 followers.

What is happening on the videos front ? With more than 70 videos on its Air Sports Channel, the FAI Youtube account can boast about offering quality video coverage of all sports.


FAI Mail server back up and running

We would like to inform you that following the move to our new offices the FAI mail server is back up and running.

You can again send us emails or use the distribution lists as usual.

Please note that Friday 22 April and Monday 25 April are bank holidays in Switzerland and therefore our offices will be close those two days.

The FAI Headquarters Team

New FAI headquarters / Latest news on the FAI website

We would like to inform you that the FAI is moving offices.

Please note our new address:

FAI - Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Maison du Sport International - MSI
Avenue de Rhodanie 54
CH - 1007 Lausanne

The telephone and fax numbers remain the same:
Tel. +41 (0)21 345 10 70
Fax +41 (0)21 345 10 77


WXC – Fly locally, compete globally

The Worldwide XC online Contest (WXC) now has official FAI status following a successful 2 year trial.

Taking advantage of its unique position, CIVL has created the ‘official’ global online contest, allowing all hang glider and paraglider pilots worldwide to see their flights scored and ranked in a single online contest. The contest (http://wxc.fai.org) opened formally on 1st October 2010.


Polar fleeces have arrived in the FAI official shop !

Nice colours, warm material, smooth touch. These are just some of the features of the new Polar fleece FAI is adding to its e-shop !


FAI Gliding Commission 2011 Annual Meeting

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the IGC 2011 Annual Meeting held on 4 and 5 March 2011:

Future competitions
17th FAI European Gliding Championships
15 meter Class - 18 meter Class - Open Class Awarded to : Vinon sur Verdon (FRA)
Date : 2013

17th FAI European Gliding Championships
20 meter Two-Seater Class - Club Class - Standard Class Awarded to : Ostrow Wielkopolski (POL)
Date : 30 June to 21 July 2013


FAI Rotorcraft Commission 2011 Annual Meeting

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the CIG 2011 Annual Meeting held on 3 and 4 March 2011:

The FAI Gold Rotorcraft Medal has been awarded to Irina GRUSHINA (RUS)

The project of the future Internet competition has been approved. It will be presented on the FAI/CIG website once it is finalised.

Bureau Elections
None (2-year terms) – Next elections in 2012

Technical Representatives & Special Duties
World Games Liaison Officer : Wolfgang PERPLIES


FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission 2011 Annual Meeting

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the CIVL 2011 Annual Meeting held on 26 and 27 February 2011:

Future competitions
19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship
Awarded to : Forbes (AUS)
Date : January 2013

2013 FAI World Paragliding Championship
Awarded to : Sopot (BUL)
Date : July 2013

2013 FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship
Awarded to : Sarajevo (BIH)
Date : August 2013


Keith Negal

Keith NegalKeith Negal, the FAI Vice President for the UK, passed away peacefully on Friday 4th February, with his wife Shirley at his side. Keith had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2009. He bore his illness, which he was told at an early stage he would be unlikley to survive, with typical fortitude, bravery and typical good humour.


Don’t miss the deadline to enter the 2011 Young Artists Contest!

Calling all young artists, it is time to reach for your pens and brushes and show us your creative spirit ! There isn’t much time left to enter the 2011 Young Artists contest !


Extending the Paragliding competition season

You would have thought that the FAI calendar of paragliding competitions scheduled in February and March would be dominated by events taking place elsewhere than the wintry Northern hemisphere. But not so! Paragliding Accuracy seems to be growing in popularity, and especially as a way of extending the competition season.


International Parachuting Championships & Gulf Cup, Dubai, Emirates - Closing Ceremony

We were treated to a dramatic Closing Ceremony last night which commenced with a flag jump of great precision by members of the UAE team, followed by yet another dramatic heart stopping flying display by Zoltan and his extraordinary aerobatic routine.