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Aerobatics

Aerobatics has been performed in aircraft almost since the first flight of a powered aircraft. In the early years before World War I, aerobatics served as entertainment for crowds fascinated by these new aerial machines. Later, it became an essential part of a military pilot’s training and utilized in combat. In more recent decades, it has been recognized as an important part in a pilot’s training in order to make him or her more proficient in controlling their aircraft in all flight attitudes.
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Aeromodelling

Aeromodelling, although it did not yet bear that name, predates “full-size” aviation. The greatest pioneers of human flight, from Cayley, Lilienthal, the Wrights and Levavasseur to Blériot, Ferber, Farman and Messerschmitt, initially used model aircraft to test the solutions they were in the process of designing. This just goes to show how long the history of aeromodelling is. Model aircraft contests were organised as early as 1905, designed as entertaining and accessible sideshows inspired by a gradual emergence of powered aeroplanes.
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Aerostats (Balloons / Airships)

It all began with balloons...
The history of humanity is full of myths and tales of dreamers wishing to fly like birds – some of them claiming success, with precious little supporting evidence. It is generally accepted, however, that actual aerial navigation started with the brothers Montgolfier – the French language still honours them, using their name as the word for hot air balloons.
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Amateur-built & Experimental Aircraft

More information coming soon.
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General Aviation

Although the aeroplane has existed for as long at the FAI itself, and although the first official FAI record was set on board a heavier-than-air machine (220 metres distance achieved by Santos-Dumont in 1906), the Federation did not officially have an International General Aviation Commission until 1965.
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Gliding

New way of gliding to be performed in Dubai!
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Microlights (Weightshift / Gyrocopters)

Microlights derive naturally from hang gliders. In the mid-1970s, certain hang gliding and paragliding enthusiasts found themselves forced to travel hundreds of kilometres to find sites they could conveniently take off from.
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Parachuting

The origins of parachuting go back a long way. The first well-documented parachute jump is considered to have been performed by Frenchman Jacques Garnerin, who jumped from his balloon on October 22 1797 in Paris, from an altitude of some 600 m. Throughout the 19th century, these jumps remained spectacles that fitted perfectly into the programmes of the frequent aerial festivals, at which dare-devil balloonists tried to outdo one another’s stunts, to the great delight of the onlookers.
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Paragliding

Our paragliders are not just aircraft; they are time machines. With them we can experience, at least in part, the thrill those early pioneers must have felt as they explored the unknown. They take us into a world driven not by the laws of man, but by the laws of nature. We hold this privilege in trust for future generations, even as we enjoy the legacy of those who came before.
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Rotorcraft

The first machines with flapping wings or with rotary wings (helicopters) were thought up in the late 18th century, or even as early as the late 15th century, if reference is made once more to the work of the genius Leonardo da Vinci on the project he named Helix. In fact, for a long time, research into rotorcraft kept encountering obstacles relating to propulsion and in-flight stability, the factors that control the machine’s movement around three axes: pitch, roll and yaw. Researchers in the field of rotary wings, researchers displayed great inventiveness as from the mid-19th century.
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Paramotor

Paramotor is a real pocket-sized microlight equipped with a small engine and a propeller, offering flexibility of use that has yet to be equalled
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Aeromedical Symposium

The Medical Commission (CIMP) of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and the Medical authorities of Dubai are pleased to announce the "First UAE International Symposium on Air Sport Medicine". This symposium is part of the official programme of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015.
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Young Artist Contest

The FAI is pleased to announce the list of the winners for the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest. An international jury selected the three best paintings for each of the categories: Junior (ages 6-9), Intermediate (ages 10-13), Senior (ages 14-17). Their authors will receive FAI gold, silver and bronze medals.
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