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Mamistov strikes gold for a third time

Russia’s Mikhail Mamistov has been crowned FAI World Aerobatic Champion for an incredible third ti...

Muroya wins in Germany’s Lausitzring

Yoshihide Muroya won the penultimate round of the Red Bull Air Race 2017 season on Sunday 17 Septemb...

France takes the gold at the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017

The winners of the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017 said they were “overjoyed” to be awar...

Matt Hall wins Qualifying in Germany

Australia’s Matt Hall flew the best time in Qualifying for the Red Bull Air Race stop at Germany’s L...

Look Up, the Drones are coming!

Look Up, the Drones are coming!

Drones are here now and they are multiplying fast! The first FAI International Drones Conference was a big success as it heard about the brave new world of Drones and robots in the sky.

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Drones at the cutting edge

Drones at the cutting edge

The sun came out for the third and final day of the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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The Game of Drones: Racing and Sports

The Game of Drones: Racing and Sports

People playing with models in the air is not new, but the scale of Drone Sports is like nothing the world has ever seen before, was the take-away message from the final session at the first FAI Intern....

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Drone Control? Rules and regulations for drones

Drone Control? Rules and regulations for drones

  “Be aware, this is a paradigm shift. Airspace is a commodity that is suddenly open to everyone, and this is a major, major shift.”

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Preparing for the Drone Invasion

Preparing for the Drone Invasion

The message from the first day at the first FAI International Drones Conference could not have been clearer: The drones are coming, and they are coming fast. Not only that, they are arriving en masse ....

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Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Today, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to fly a record distance in a straight line without....

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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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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded  FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 ....

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 PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

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FAI Junior World Gliding Championships -

Event ID

: 14611    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class

Place

: Ostrow Wielkopolski (Poland)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 27 Jul 2024


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39ème Grand Prix de France -

Event ID

: 16495    

Bid:

371

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (CL Speed)
F2B (CL Aerobatics)
F2C (CL Team Racing)
F2G (CL Electric Speed)
F2F (CL Diesel Profile Team Racing)

Place

: Landres (France)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Website

:


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Bardejov Space Cup -

Event ID

: 16616    

Bid:

300

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S6A (Streamer Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S7 (Scale)
**S8E/P (RC Rocket Glider Duration and Duration Landing)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)

Place

: Bardejov (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 12 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Website

:


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F5J Cassovia Cup -

Event ID

: 16683    

Bid:

300

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (RC Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders)

Place

: Kosice (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Website

:https://www.f5jcassoviacup.sk


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XII Open Internacional Vila d'Àger 2024 -

Event ID

: 17000    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Ager (Spain)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 19 Jul 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/12th-open-internacional-d-ala-delta-de-la-vila-d-ager-2024


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BHPA Open Paragliding Accuracy National Championships 2024 -

Event ID

: 17014    

Bid:

473

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Llangollen (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Alternate dates

: 07 Sep to 08 Sep 2024

Website

:http://bhpa-accuracy.org.uk/?page_id=930


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Kaiser Trophy 2024 -

Event ID

: 17031    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Ellmau (Austria)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/kaiser-trophy-20243


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II CAMPEONATO DE PARAPENTE DE PRECISIÓN "HÉROES DEL MORRO" -

Event ID

: 17093    

Bid:

252

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Arica (Chile)

Date(s)

: 12 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Alternate dates

: 13 Jul to 15 Jul 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/ii-campeonato-de-parapente-de-precision-heroes-del-morro


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Campionatul National Parapanta "Cozia 2024" -

Event ID

: 17094    

Bid:

808

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Calimanesti (Romania)

Date(s)

: 13 Jul to 19 Jul 2024

Website

:https://airtribune.com/campionat-national-parapanta-2024/info


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PGAWC 4th SERIES 2024 SKYLANCING LOMBOK -

Event ID

: 17105    

Bid:

273

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: LOMBOK (Indonesia)

Date(s)

: 11 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/pgawc-4th-series-2024-sky-lancing-lombok


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Marmara Region Accuracy Competition -

Event ID

: 17127    

Bid:

1881

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Balıkesir (Türkiye)

Date(s)

: 12 Jul to 14 Jul 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/marmara-bolgesi-hedef-yarismasi-marmara-region-accuracy-comp


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Upcoming Events

14 July 2024 2024 Campeonato de España Cross Serra do Larouco - Larouco (Spain)
14 July 2024 2024 FF CRO Memorijal Danko Sokolić - Korenica (Croatia)
14 July 2024 Championnat Inter-Régional Grand-Ouest - Montaigu (France)
15 July 2024 GERMAN OPEN 2024 - Krushevo (North Macedonia)
15 July 2024 Recep Yazicioglu XC Open Tokat - Tokat (Türkiye)
18 July 2024 2024 2024 Brazil Open Castelo PG - 3th Capixaba / 2nd Copa Rio - Castelo (Brazil)
19 July 2024 2024 Mongolia Cup - Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
20 July 2024 2024 Hong Kong International Drone Soccer Competition - Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
20 July 2024 2024 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft - Grandrieu (Belgium)
20 July 2024 2024 Drone Club Varna Cup - Varna (Bulgaria)
20 July 2024 2024 Tirol Trophy Eurotour F5J - Wörgl-Kundl (Austria)
20 July 2024 2024 1st Ostalb Cup - Elchingen/Neresheim (Germany)
20 July 2024 2024 F3K Laugarício cup - Trencin (Slovakia)
20 July 2024 2024 Highland Gliding Cup - Havlickuv Brod (Czech Republic)
20 July 2024 Alpe Adria Cup 2024 - Spittal an der Drau (Austria)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

10 July 2024 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 151 km/h Steve J. Koerner (USA)
10 July 2024 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 151 km/h Steve J. Koerner (USA)
10 July 2024 Parachuting : - : 1 consecutive dead centers + 0,02 m
10 July 2024 Parachuting : - : 1 consecutive dead centers + 0,02 m
10 July 2024 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 8 rounds : 0.22 m
06 July 2024 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Number of consecutive accuracy landing with a score = or < 5cm : 59 rounds with a score of 45 cm Yang Chen (CHN)
06 July 2024 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Number of consecutive accuracy landing with a score = or < 5cm : 59 rounds with a score of 45 cm Yang Chen (CHN)
05 July 2024 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 939,85 km/h Dominic Rivers (GBR)
05 July 2024 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 842,00 km/h Stef de Wit (USA)
01 July 2024 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed around the world, Westbound, with refuelling in flight : 819,00 km/h Cody Donahue (USA)
28 June 2024 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 873,00 km/h Kerry J. Swanson (USA)
27 June 2024 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 522,00 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
21 June 2024 Parachuting : 2 formations : 22 skydivers
21 June 2024 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 200,27 km Marcelo Sánchez Vílchez (ESP)
21 June 2024 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free Distance around a triangle course : 200,27 km Marcelo Sánchez Vílchez (ESP)
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2018 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Flying in the future". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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111th FAI General Conference

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The next Conference will take place from 25 to 27 October 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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