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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 Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship -

Event ID

: 13577    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 21 Jun to 29 Jun 2022

Website

:http://www.pgaasian.com


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CISM World Military Parachuting Championship -

Event ID

: 13984    

Bid:

1631

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Accuracy Landing
Freefall Style
4-Way Event

Place

: Guessing (Austria)

Date(s)

: 20 Jun to 30 Jun 2022

Website

:http://www.milsport.one/sports/parachuting


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US Open of Paragliding 2022 -

Event ID

: 15339    

Bid:

461

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Chelan (USA)

Date(s)

: 26 Jun to 02 Jul 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/us-open-paragliding/registration


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45 CAMPEONATO ESPAÑA DE ALA DELTA Spanish Hang Gliding National and International Open -

Event ID

: 15434    

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

: Lumbier (Spain)

Date(s)

: 26 Jun to 02 Jul 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/45-campeonato-espana-de-ala-delta-spanish-hang-gliding-natio


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Paragliding World Cup Romania 2022 ::: Clopotiva -

Event ID

: 15510    

Bid:

808

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Clopotiva (Romania)

Date(s)

: 25 Jun to 02 Jul 2022

Website

:https://pwca.org/events/2022-world-cup-clopotiva-romania-2022


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US Nationals -

Event ID

: 15534    

Bid:

310

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
Open Class

Place

: Hobbs, New Mexico (USA)

Date(s)

: 23 Jun to 02 Jul 2022


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Norwegian Open -

Event ID

: 15584    

Bid:

292

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Krusevo (North Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 25 Jun to 02 Jul 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/norwegian-open-2022/info


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I Campeonato de Parapente de Precisión "Copa Arica 2022". 3ra Valida Campeonato Nacional -

Event ID

: 15586    

Bid:

252

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Arica (Chile)

Date(s)

: 24 Jun to 27 Jun 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/heroes-del-morro-2022-3ra-v


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XII ENCUENTRO NACIONAL E INTERNACIONAL FAI 2 ACCURACY 2022 -

Event ID

: 15602    

Bid:

255

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Balboa, Cauca (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 24 Jun to 27 Jun 2022

Alternate dates

: 01 Jul to 04 Jul 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/XII+-encuentro-nacional-e-internacional-fai-2-accuracy-2022


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33rd British Paragliding Championships -

Event ID

: 15603    

Bid:

473

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Le Grand Bornand (France)

Date(s)

: 25 Jun to 02 Jul 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/bpc2022/info


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Upcoming Events

27 June 2022 Swiss Paragliding Open Scuol - Scuol (Switzerland)
01 July 2022 2022 Svitavy F2D World Cup - Svitavy (Czech Republic)
01 July 2022 2022 Vitoria Aerobatic Cup - Vitoria (Spain)
01 July 2022 2022 World Cup - International Spacemodelling Contest "Liepaja 2022" - Vainode Airfield (Latvia)
01 July 2022 2022 North of England Open Eurotour/World Cup - Pickering (United Kingdom)
01 July 2022 1st 1 COPA LA BUITRERA DE PARAPENTE ACCURACY OPEN FAI 2 - la buitrera (Colombia)
01 July 2022 2022 East European Accuracy Cup / Prijedor Open - Prijedor (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
02 July 2022 21st FAI European Gliding Championships - Pociũnai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
02 July 2022 2022 12. Hausruckpokal F5B/F5F - Meggenhofen (Austria)
02 July 2022 4th FAI World 13,5M Class Gliding Championship - Pociũnai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
02 July 2022 2022 45th Trofeu La Mercè F2D World Cup - Barcelona (Spain)
02 July 2022 2022 20. F3K Fizir Cup - Ludbreg (Croatia)
02 July 2022 2022 DXRacing - Bela Crkva (Serbia)
02 July 2022 2022 9th F3A Lowland Cup - Oss (Netherlands)
02 July 2022 2022 11' Coppa VOLI - Capannori (Lucca) (Italy)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

19 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 50 km : 30,46 km/h Veronika Štampfl (SLO)
16 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 25 km : 47,86 km/h Charles Cazaux (FRA)
16 June 2022 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 25 km : 47,86 km/h Charles Cazaux (FRA)
30 May 2022 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 847,91 km Sibylle Andresen (GER)
26 May 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 916,00 km/h Stefan V. Eling (USA)
20 May 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 926,00 km/h Stefan V. Eling (USA)
20 May 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 983,00 km/h Eric L. Henman (USA)
30 April 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 924,00 km/h Raymond A. Wellington (USA)
29 April 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 890,00 km/h Raymond A. Wellington (USA)
27 April 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 892,00 km/h Raymond A. Wellington (USA)
21 April 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Distance over a closed course : 1 003,6 km Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
20 April 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Distance over a closed course : 516,8 km Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
20 April 2022 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km : 207,65 km/h Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
18 April 2022 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a straight course : 413,00 km/h Niklas Anderberg (SWE)
18 April 2022 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km : 398,00 km/h Niklas Anderberg (SWE)
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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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