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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 Women's World Gliding Championship -

Event ID

: 12875    

Bid:

309

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class
18 meter Class

Place

: Husbands Bosworth (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 13 Aug to 27 Aug 2022

Website

:http://wwgc2022.co.uk


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FAI F1ABC European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft -

Event ID

: 15020    

Bid:

1814

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (FF Gliders)
F1B (FF Wakefield)
F1C (FF Aircraft with Piston Engines)

Place

: Prilep (North Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 16 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Website

:http://www.euchamp2022.prilepcup.info


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German Flatlands Paragliding 2022 -

Event ID

: 15323    

Bid:

469

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Jüterborg, Flugplatzweg 1, 14913 Niedergörsdorf (Germany)

Date(s)

: 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Website

:https://www.dcb.org/category/contest/flatlands-gs-2022/


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Nordic Open 2022 -

Event ID

: 15369    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Werfenweng (Austria)

Date(s)

: 15 Aug to 21 Aug 2022

Website

:https://www.livetrack24.com/events/NO2022


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Belgian Open Piedrahita 2022 -

Event ID

: 15373    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Piedrahita (Spain)

Date(s)

: 13 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/bpo2022/info


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Championnat de France Juniors -

Event ID

: 15413    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
18 meter Class
Standard Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class

Place

: Beynes (France)

Date(s)

: 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Website

:http://www.soaringspot.com/en_gb/cdf2022-junior/


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XVIII Copa Piedechinche Open FAI 2 2022 -

Event ID

: 15525    

Bid:

255

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Santa Elena, el Cerrito Valle (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 13 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Alternate dates

: 06 Aug to 12 Aug 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/18piedechinche2022/info


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Qualification Competition Lachen Speyerdorf -

Event ID

: 15550    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

18 meter Class
Open Class

Place

: Lachen - Speyerdorf (Germany)

Date(s)

: 10 Aug to 19 Aug 2022

Website

:http//fsvn.de/


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OKOLCHITZA OPEN 2022 -

Event ID

: 15571    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Vratza (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 13 Aug to 21 Aug 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/okolchitza-open-2022/info/details


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PRE PWC CAT2 GOVERNOR CUP 2022 SIGI INDONESIA -

Event ID

: 15641    

Bid:

273

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: palu (Indonesia)

Date(s)

: 15 Aug to 21 Aug 2022

Website

:https://www.paragliding.web.id/public/events/show/pre-pwc-cat2-governor-cup-2022-sigi-indonesia


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Czech Regional Championship -

Event ID

: 15646    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Open Class

Place

: Hodkovice (Czech Republic)

Date(s)

: 14 Aug to 28 Aug 2022


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Bulgarian National Championship - Blagoevo -

Event ID

: 15650    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

handicapped

Place

: Blagoevo (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 13 Aug to 19 Aug 2022


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OPEN COLOMBIA 2022 -

Event ID

: 15653    

Bid:

255

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Roldanillo (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/open-colombia-2022/info


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Upcoming Events

17 August 2022 24th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships - Issoudun (France)
17 August 2022 12th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships - Issoudun (France)
18 August 2022 2022 FAI S European Championships for Space Models - Zrenjanin (Serbia)
18 August 2022 Tokat-Erba Training XC Open - Tokat (Turkey)
19 August 2022 2022 F5J Tisza Cup - Szatymas (Hungary)
19 August 2022 2022 World Cup F1E - Toszek Cup - Toszek (Poland)
19 August 2022 1st Cloud Base & Asu Club - Kermanshah (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
19 August 2022 1st PGAEC-European Cup Uroi 22 - Magura Uroiului (Romania)
19 August 2022 2022 BRAZIL ILHA DO AR OPEN PG - 2ND PAULISTA - santo antonio da alegria (Brazil)
20 August 2022 2022 Swinging Denmark - Brande (Denmark)
20 August 2022 25th FAI World Precision Flying Championship - Albi (France)
20 August 2022 2022 The Friendship Cup of Ukraine - Memorial of Valeriy Gorynin - Toszek (Poland)
20 August 2022 2022 1. Xeispokal F3L - 8911 Admont (Austria)
20 August 2022 2022 World Cup F1E - GOVERNOR's CUP 2022 - Toszek POL - Toszek (Poland)
20 August 2022 Trans'Alps - Saint Andre Les Alpes (France)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

14 August 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 666,00 km/h Bradley Amoils (USA)
12 August 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 827,00 km/h Darren Lewis (USA)
12 August 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 751,00 km7h Bradley Amoils (USA)
10 August 2022 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed in competition: F134 : 308,8 km/h Alexander Valishev (USA)
09 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 29,5 km/h Timo Leonetti (FRA)
09 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 29,5 km/h Timo Leonetti (FRA)
09 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 313,6 km Timo Leonetti (FRA)
09 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 313,6 km Timo Leonetti (FRA)
04 August 2022 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 154,08 km/h Bence Bódis (HUN)
04 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Out-and-return distance : 304,9 km Tomaž Eržen (SLO)
04 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Out-and-return distance : 304,9 km Tomaž Eržen (SLO)
04 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free out-and-return distance : 311,0 km Tomaž Eržen (SLO)
04 August 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free out-and-return distance : 311,0 km Tomaž Eržen (SLO)
01 August 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Distance over a closed course : 2 004,7 km Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
01 August 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit of 2 000 km : 191,58 km/h Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
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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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