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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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Starrflügel-Cup/Rigid Cup 2021 Bösingen - SUSPENDED -

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: 14761    

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266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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class 5 Cross country

Place

: Bösingen (Germany)

Date(s)

: 12 May to 16 May 2021

Alternate dates

: 12 May to 16 May 2021

Website

:www.dhv.de/piloteninfos/wettbewerb-sport/drachen-szene/live-berichte/starrfluegel-cup-2021-boesingen/


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SkyDreamers Open 2021 -

Event ID

: 14956    

Bid:

808

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Brasov (Romania)

Date(s)

: 10 May to 15 May 2021

Alternate dates

: 10 May to 15 May 2021

Website

:https://airtribune.com/skydreamers-open-2021/info


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14 May 2021 2021 Militky Cup 2021 - Pfäffikon (Switzerland)
14 May 2021 2021 F5J PLA DE VENT 40 ANNIVERSARY - Brafim (Tarragona) (Spain)
14 May 2021 2021 Karlskoga World Cup - Karlskoga (Sweden)
14 May 2021 2021 52 Donau - Wanderpokal - Hainburg an der Donau (Austria)
14 May 2021 Pioneer Cup 2021 - Leningrad Region (Russian Federation)
15 May 2021 2021 Tessin Olza World Cup Cesky Tesin POSTPONED - Milikov - Vrchpole (Czech Republic)
15 May 2021 2021 Doernbergpokal F5F / F5F900 - Bad Kissingen (Germany)
15 May 2021 2021 Palatul Copilor Brasov Cup - Ghimbav (Romania)
15 May 2021 2021 4 Maintalpokal F5J - Kulmbach (Germany)
15 May 2021 2021 Maj Flaj Drone Race - Skopje (North Macedonia)
15 May 2021 2021 Open Kazakhstan Accuracy Cup Stage1 - Almaty (Kazakhstan)
15 May 2021 Aukstaitijos Taure 2021 - Panevezys (Lithuania)
15 May 2021 1st 2021 Korea Accuracy League 1st-Hapcheon - Hapcheon (Korea)
19 May 2021 White Nights Cup 2021 - Leningrad Region (Russian Federation)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

23 April 2021 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 28,6 km/h Maxime Pinot (FRA)
23 April 2021 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 308,9 km Maxime Pinot (FRA)
20 April 2021 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 870,00 km/h Pierce Brooks (USA)
18 April 2021 Powered Aeroplanes : Altitude in horizontal flight : 4 830 m Miguel A. Iturmendi Copado (USA)
17 April 2021 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 225,00 km/h Gary L. Maddux Jr (USA)
17 April 2021 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 235,00 km/h Gary L. Maddux Jr (USA)
17 April 2021 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 245,00 km/h Gary L. Maddux Jr (USA)
16 April 2021 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km : 378,94 km/h Alberto Rodolfo Porto (ITA)
16 April 2021 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a straight course : 400,45 km/h Alberto Rodolfo Porto (ITA)
21 March 2021 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1 666,1 km Baptiste Innocent (FRA)
21 March 2021 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 1 702,9 km Baptiste Innocent (FRA)
20 March 2021 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 835,00 km/h Christopher M. Nevins (USA)
06 March 2021 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 565 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
03 March 2021 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 990,00 km/h John V. Galdieri (USA)
03 March 2021 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 806,46 km/h Joaquim Leon del Fierro (USA)
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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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