2011 FAI Young Artists Contest

The International Jury of FAI met to determine the winners of the 2011 FAI Young Artists Contest, whose theme was “50 Years of Human Space Flight”. The theme of this year was tightly linked to the 50th anniversary of Gagarin’s historic flight.

Was a tough decission for the jury as all the members submitted high quality paintings.

And here are the results:

Group I – Junior Category / 2001-2004 (Ages 6-9)
1. Yulia TOROPOVA – Russia
2. Jiale LI – China
3. Jie SU – China

Group II – Intermediate Category / 1997-2000 (Ages 10-13)
1. Angela NOSENKO – Russia
2. Asiya STEPANOVA – Russia
3. Maiko MATSUTO – Japan

Group III – Senior Category / 1993-1996 (Ages 14-17)
1. Shosuke TAKEUCHI – Japan
2. Emmanuel ORTIZ – USA
3. Anna SOLDATOVA – Russia

The theme of the 2011 Contest will be “Silent flight”. The rules and the interpretation of the theme will be published later this month on the CIEA web pages.

Congratulations from Airsports.tv!

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Michael Goulian

Great performance, extreme and challenging would be a few words that describe Michael Goulian as a pilot. The ex-Red Bull Air Race competitor talks with LiveAirShowTV about his career, passion for flying, performance and sport aviation. You can see all his answers in the interview below:

 

Paramotor news: Parabatix – the sky racers

Parabatix. Great concept air racing with paramotors against the clock between pylons with obstacles! Check out their official website here Parabatix

Watch a video trailer about Parabatix Sky Racing project

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Hot Air Balloons at Veterans Day in Texas

Photos by Rebecca LaFlure/Community Impact Newspaper

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Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett at start – first update

UPDATE 27th Sept 2010

20 Gas Balloons launched from Bristol for the Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race on Saturday 25th September, 12 balloons are still flying after 32 hours of flight.

The balloons launched from Bristol at midnight on Saturday 25th with a wind direction that took them south and over the channel at Lyme Regis at around 4am.


32 hours later 12 balloons still flying, including two balloons flying over the Mediterranean Sea, heading for Italy.

Balloons have been flying for 32 hours, with two pilots in each 1.2 metre squared basket.  20 teams have travelled from 11 countries to compete in this historic and unique aviation event which first launched in Paris in 1906 thanks to the organisation of James Gordon Bennett Jnr.

All teams pilots who have landed are safe and well, and beginning the journey back to Bristol for dinner with event Patron HRH Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd October.  The retrieve crews set out from Bristol after the midnight launch on Saturday and most are within an hour of the pilots who have landed.

For the first time since James Gordon Bennett Junior held his infamous gas balloon race in 1906 it launches from Great Britain, thanks to the winning race flight of intrepid explorer David Hempleman-Adams and co-pilot Jonathan Mason who flew 1767 kms from Albuquerque to the shores of Lake Michigan North of Chicago, winning the 2008 race.

Event President Anthony Smith said “The British Balloon and Airship Club are delighted to host this magnificent and historical lighter-than-air race in Great Britain for the first time.”

ORIGINAL TEXT

The 54th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett had a great start this weekend on 25th of Sept in Bristol. The breeze delayed the inflation of the balloons by a couple of hours but the audience was patient and relaxed waiting for the big moment to come up.

The public watched the inflation of the balloons and just before midnight all 20 launched into the night.

Check out the status of the flights and the official reports on the Gordon Bennett website.