FAI. Aviation and space: diary-notifications and anniversaries for 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland - Four important events
Throughout 2017 the FAI will mark some important anniversaries in aviation and space flight. These will include: - The 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s historic New York to Paris flight (May 1927) - The 80th anniversary of the disappearance of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart (July 1937) - The 220th anniversary of the first parachuting jump (October 1797) - The 40th anniversary of Alexandr Fedotov's absolute altitude record on an aircraft (August 1977). The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), also known as the World Air Sports Federation, is the world governing body for air sports and for certifying world aviation and space records. It was founded in 1905 and is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). FAI activities include Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Airships, Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft, Balloons, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Helicopters, Manpowered Flying, Microlights, Parachuting, Paragliding, Paramotors, Power Flying and all other Aeronautic and Astronautic sporting activities.
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