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Russian team take gold at World Air Games

Russian team take gold at World Air Games

“Russia! Russia!” rang out across the Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone last night (December 11), as Russian helicopter pilots Alexander Zhuperin and Nikolay Burov stepped up for their Rotorcraft gold medals. The new FAI World Air Games champions were joined on the podium by silver medallists Michal and Marcin Szamborski from Poland, and Austrians Thomas Morgenstern… Read more »

Source: FAI, 14-Dec-15

FAI seeks help to promote helicopter activities amongst youngsters

FAI seeks help to promote helicopter activities amongst youngsters

The FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) is calling all helicopter pilots and fans to help promote rotorcraft and search and rescue activities amongst the young of the World. On the occasion of the 2014 FAI Young Artists Contest, whose theme is“Flying to save lives”, the CIG would like to take the opportunity to get more young… Read more »

Source: FAI, 25-Sep-13

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Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

The FAI has recently ratified two rotocraft world records claimed by Sergey Ananov from Russia. On 22 February 2013, Ananov made a “Distance without landing” flight in a Robinson R22 Beta Helicopter of 1232 km (previous record: 1176.79) from Moscow to Ufa (Russia) and a “Distance over a closed circuit” flight of 1062 km (previous… Read more »

Source: FAI, 05-Jun-13

Mi-38’s World Records Officially Registered by FAI

Mi-38’s World Records Officially Registered by FAI

Records set in 2012 by the second prototype of the Mi-38 helicopter have been officially registered as world records by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautical Federation, FAI). It was verified and officially confirmed that five world records were set in 2012 by the Mi-38 prototype. On August 26, 2012, during the 14th World Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Russian Нelicopters, 22-Mar-13

FAI recognise human-powered helicopter’s 11.4-second flight

FAI recognise human-powered helicopter’s 11.4-second flight

The FAI has certified that the Clark School’s Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May 12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which supersedes the first. Gamera was designed and built by a… Read more »

Source: Clark School, 21-Nov-11

FAI confirms eight records for R44 pilot

FAI confirms eight records for R44 pilot

Helicopter pilot Mark Young of Montrose, Colo., set eight world helicopter records last year that were recently ratified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, including speed records and a landing on Pikes Peak.

Source: http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2010/100517helirecord.html, 19-May-10