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Sport aviationParagliding: flight prohibition on Mont Blanc requested
From the Valle d'Aosta Region to Italian Enac, after the fatal accident on June 26th
The flow of athletes is such as to constitute a disturbing and dangerous factor also for the performance of rescue operations by helicopters and aircraft more
Sport aviation20th anniversary of the first round-the-world in balloon with Breitling Orbiter 3
Piccard and Jones took off from the Swiss Alpine village on March 1st, 1999
20 years ago, on March 1st 1999 at 9:09 am, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones took off from the Swiss Alpine village of Château-d’Oex with the Breitling Orbiter 3 to attempt the first non-stop round-the-world ba... more
Sport aviationAviation and space: anniversaries for 2019
Different events will be celebrated this year
Circumnavigating the globe, crossing continents, setting foot on the moon… There are many significant aviation and space achievements to celebrate in 2019, with the help of records held by FAI, the World A... more
Sport aviationBalloons. 62nd Coupe Aeronautique: Poland 2 is the winner
The final ranking of the "Gordon Bennett"
A Polish team has flown their gas balloon 1145.29km from Bern, Switzerland without touching down, achieving the furthest distance from take-off and winning the "2018 Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett".<br>The... more
Sport aviationAir sports. Fai: Annual report 2017 published
Competitions, new world records, details
The latest edition of the FAI Annual Report, which summarises the Federation’s activities throughout 2017, is available now.As in previous years, the 2017 report contains details about the year’s major com... more
Sport aviationEurope in hang glider flies in the skies of the North Italy
"Spring Meeting 2018" from April 25th to May 1st
Soon the skies of Friuli (North Italy) will be rushed by hang-gliding keens from all over Europe.This is an international event, the "Spring Meeting 2018" - Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy, also valid as... more
Sport aviationPipistrel ULM aircraft: production in China becomes concrete
The foundation stone of the new facility has been laid
Jurong Aviation Park in addition to the factory will host an airport, apartments and shops more
Sport aviationTurkey will host the "FAI World Air Games 2020"
The event is scheduled for September
Turkey will be the official host country for the "FAI World Air Games 2020", according to a contract signed last Wednesday by Kursat Atilgan, President of the Turkish FAI Member Türk Hava Kurumu (THK),... more
Sport aviationAviation and Space: the records to remember in 2018
Four will be celebrated by the FAI this year
The first transatlantic crossing in a gas balloon, two of the longest human-powered flights ever recorded, an over-6000 km airship flight completed in 1928: just four of the incredible, record-breaking... more
Sport aviationThailand takes gold in the "FAI World Paramotor League Cup 2017"
Losanne, Switzerland - France second and Poland third
The results of the "FAI World Paramotor League Cup 2017" are in, and the country soaring to the top of the rankings this year is Thailand.
The Thai team’s total score of 103 points gave it a narrow v... more
Sport aviationTeam USA wins gold in the 2017 FAI F3A World Championship for aerobatic aircraft
Losanne, Switzerland - Japan silver medal position and France third place
Reigning F3A World Champion Team USA triumphed once again in the 2017 FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft, claiming the gold medal and hanging on to the “MAP Trophy” for another two... more
Sport aviationSwiss Dario Neuenschwander wins the "FAI Drone Racing World Cup" title 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland - It attracts more than 430 different pilots from 37 countries
Switzerland’s Dario Neuenschwander hurtled his way to the front of the field in the "FAI Drone Racing World Cup 2017", fighting off competition from 433 drone pilots from 37 countries.
His overall score o... more
Sport aviationAircraft. FAI: "Asfc World fy-in Expo" in Wuhan (China); more than 1000 pilots and three big competitions
Losanne, Switzerland - Paramotor pilots also broke the Chinese national record for a simultaneous flight, with 80 paramotors taking off together
More than 1,000 pilots, athletes, coaches and referees from 37 countries converged on Wuhan, China, for the first edition of the FAI – "ASFC World Fly-in Expo" ("WFE").
The air sports extravaganza, w... more
Sport aviationFAI launched new website
Losanna, Switzerland - For an easier access and up to date design
The FAI, World Air Sports Federation, has launched its new website, offering easier access and an up-to-date design that works on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Its website now features a cleaner look and... more
Sport aviationAir sports personalities honoured in "FAI Awards"
Lausanne, Switzerland - The ceremony marked the start of the "111th FAI General Conference", which takes place today and tomorrow
Outstanding pilots and pioneers from across the global air sports arena were celebrated last night, Wednesday 25 October 2017, at the "2017 FAI Awards Ceremony" in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event was... more
Sport aviationFrance dominates at the 2nd FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships
Losanne, Switzerland - More than 200 competitors from 23 countries
France walked away with a clutch of gold medals at the "2nd FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships" on Sunday 22 October 2017, after putting in solid performances across a range of disciplines at the... more
Sport aviationOn this day in history: the modern world's first parachute jump
Losanne, Switzerland - It was on 22 October 1797 when the pioneering ballonist André-Jacques Garnerin became it
Two-hundred and twenty years ago yesterday, on 22 October 1797, pioneering balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin became the modern world's first successful parachutist.
Born on 31 January 1769 in Paris,... more
Sport aviationThe world flies in for the 2nd FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships
Montreal, Canada - More than 200 of the world’s best indoor skydivers are converging on Montreal
The competition, which will see 23 Nations take part, will take place from 20-22 October at the SkyVenture Montreal indoor-skydiving tunnel in Laval, Montreal.
Indoor skydiving is an air sport discipline... more
Sport aviationThe FAI at the heart of the "Red Bull Air Race 2017"
Losanne, Switzerland - The top three pilots on the podium: Yoshihide Muroya (1), Martin Sonka (2) and Pete McCleod (3)
The FAI, World Air Sports Federation, congratulates the winners of this season’s "Red Bull Air Race 2017".
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship ended in superb style this year, with three winners c... more
Sport aviation14 October: Felix Baumgartner's record skydive from the edge of Space
Losanne, Switzerland - He set three FAI world records
On this day in history, Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of Space setting three FAI world records in the process.
Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver and pilot, set three major FAI world records... more
Sport aviationFrance takes the gold at the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland - The ceremony took place last Saturday
The winners of the "61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017" said they were “overjoyed” to be awarded their FAI gold medals at a ceremony in Fribourg, Switzerland on Saturday 16 September 2017.
French pilo... more
Sport aviationBalloon. "61st Gordon Bennett Cup": French pair win world’s competition
Lausanne, Switzerland - Vincent Leys and Christophe Houver flew more than 1,800km to win the competition
French balloon pilots Vincent Leys and Christophe Houver won the "61st Gordon Bennett Cup" over the weekend of 8-10 September 2017. The "Gordon Bennett Cup" is the oldest and most prestigious gas-balloon... more
Sport aviationPerlan Mission II aircraft sets new world record for glider altitude
El Calafate, Argentina - Engineless reaches 52,172 feet, breaking record set by Perlan 1 in 2006
Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history yesterday in the Patagonia region of Argentina by soaring to over 52,000 feet a... more
Sport aviationAir sports set to shine at The World Games 2017 in Poland
Wroclaw, Poland - IOC President Thomas Bach officially opened yesterday the event
The World Games 2017 opened in style in the city of Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday night, 20 July 2017, with an opening ceremony of light, sound and music in front of 35,000 people.
President of the International... more
Sport aviationSixty-six athletes from three air sports to take part at the World Games in Poland
Wroclaw, Poland - The 2017 edition will be held from 20-30 July 2017 in Wroclaw
Sixty-six international air sports athletes will compete in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland. Parachuting Canopy Piloting, Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring will all feature over... more
Sport aviationRecord of Nations entered to the Paragliding World championship in Italy. PAN airplanes on June 28 for the event presentation
Turin, Italy - For the first time the Country hosts it that will take place in July (1-15) near Belluno
Italy will host the Paragliding World Championship (July 1-15) for the first time. The event has reached a first great success: adhesions by the Countries, 59 with 150 pilots, the maximum possible.
Sport aviationUAS airplanes-helicopters. Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland - The event to be held in late 2017 or early 2018
FAI (the World Air Sports Federation) has issued a call for bids for the first "FAI World Drone Racing Championships", to be held in late 2017 or early 2018.
Billed as the #1 Sport Series of the New Generation,... more
Sport aviationNew "FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships" announced
Lausanne, Switzerland - The first event will be held from 25-26 August 2017 with a host venue to be announced shortly
A new FAI "Swoop Freestyle World Championships" will see its first event in August this year, following a new collaboration between the FAI and a specialist sports company, A. Sports.
The high-impact,... more
Sport aviation"2017 FAI Young Artists Contest": winners announced
Lausanne, Switzerland - They include two youngsters from India and one from Russia
The winners of the "2017 FAI Young Artists Contest" have been announced. They include two youngsters from India and one from Russia.
Working to the theme of ‘Beyond the clouds’, children from across the... more
Sport aviationAircraft sports. 2016 FAI Annual Report paints a good picture of activities -SPECIALS by AVIONEWS
Lausanne, Switzerland - The Federation has ratified more than 18,000 world records, since its constitution in 1905
The latest edition of the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) Annual Report paints a good picture of its ctivities throughout 2016. In it readers will find news on key Conference, FAI’s partners and... more