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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 European Paragliding Championship -

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: 16276    

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669

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

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Cross Country

Place

: Pegalajar (Spain)

Date(s)

: 21 May to 01 Jun 2024

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:http://civlcomps.org/event/pg-euro-2024


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FAI Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix -

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: 16461    

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266

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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15 meter Class
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Place

: Aalen (Germany)

Date(s)

: 26 May to 01 Jun 2024


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Championnat de France classes 18mètre et Libre -

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: 16515    

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265

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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18 meter Class
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: Beynes (France)

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: 26 May to 01 Jun 2024

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:http://www.soaringspot.com/cdf2024-beynes/results


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International German and Swiss Championship 2024 Hang Gliding -

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: 16559    

Bid:

469

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country

Place

: Waldkirch (Germany)

Date(s)

: 26 May to 02 Jun 2024

Website

:https://www.dhv.de/piloteninfos/wettbewerb-sport/drachen-szene/live-berichte/german-open-2024/


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Emberger Alm Open 2024, Austrian and Czech Championship -

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: 16717    

Bid:

246

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country
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: Fliegercamp Greifenburg (Germany)

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: 25 May to 02 Jun 2024

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:https://civlcomps.org/event/emberger-alm-open-2024-austrian-and-czech-championship


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Ostalb Grand-Prix Doppelsitzer -

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: 16918    

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266

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: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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:

20 meter Multi-seat Class

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: Aalen (Germany)

Date(s)

: 26 May to 01 Jun 2024

Website

:http://wettbewerb.lsr-aalen.de


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AZ CUP -

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: 16967    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

15 meter Class
Club Class
Open Class

Place

: Zbraslavice (Czech Republic)

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: 24 May to 01 Jun 2024


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JURAairTour -

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: 16995    

Bid:

305

Event classification

: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

Hike & Fly

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: Moutier (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 02 Jun 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/juraairtour


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British Nationals -

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: 17007    

Bid:

309

Event classification

: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

20 meter Multi-seat Class
18 meter Class

Place

: Lasham (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 25 May to 02 Jun 2024

Website

:http://www.lashamcomps.co.uk/entries


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Swiss Junior Championship -

Event ID

: 17008    

Bid:

305

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class

Place

: Buttwil (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 29 May to 02 Jun 2024

Website

:http://jsm2024.ch/


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Kastrioti Open 2024 -

Event ID

: 17072    

Bid:

1691

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Obiliq (Kosovo)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 02 Jun 2024

Alternate dates

: 06 Jun to 09 Jun 2024

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/kastrioti-open-2024


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Campeonato Brasileiro Classe Sport - Formosa GO -

Event ID

: 17085    

Bid:

806

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Formosa (Brazil)

Date(s)

: 30 May to 02 Jun 2024

Alternate dates

: 03 Jun to 05 Jun 2024

Website

:https://eventos.cbvl.esp.br/evento/https-eventoscbvlespbr-eventos/info


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01 June 2024 2024 FAI Korea Drone Racing World Cup - Seoul city (Korea)
01 June 2024 2024 FAI Korea Drone Soccer Open International - Seoul city (Korea)
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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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