OCT. 6-14 2018

Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Links

A non-profit organization, the FAI is represented by 85 member countries. Founder of the Gordon Bennett Cup races, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., turned to the FAI for assistance in organizing the first Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, launched from Tuileries Gardens in Paris, France on September 30, 1906. The inaugural event was such a success, Bennett turned its future over to the FAI while he continued to provide the prestigious trophy under his name. It is the Commission Internationale D'Aerostation (CIA), also known today as the FAI Ballooning Commission, that is responsible for making sure rules are followed for this event, as well as other sanctioned ballooning competitions.   To learn all about the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and the CIA, please be sure to visit the FAI web site at http://www.fai.org. Some of the more notable ballooning pages include:

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