2016 in air sports

ParaglidingEdit

Paragliding World CupEdit

  • March 9 – 16: 2016 Paragliding World Cup Brazil in   Castelo
    • Overall winner:   Félix Rodriguez (4450 points)
    • Women's winner:   Keiko Hiraki (4066 points)
  • June 4 – 11: 2016 Paragliding World Cup - Italy in   Gemona del Friuli
    • Overall winner:   Andreas Malecki (1463 points)
    • Women's winner:   Silvia Buzzi Ferraris (1345 points)
  • July 2 – 9: 2016 Paragliding World Cup - Portugal in   Serra da Estrela
    • Overall winner:   Donizete Baldessar Lemos (2447 points)
    • Women's winner:   Keiko Hiraki (2172 points)
  • September 3 – 10: 2016 Paragliding World Cup - France in   Saint-André-les-Alpes
    • Overall winner:   Maxime Pinot (2184 points)
    • Women's winner:   Kirsty Cameron (1496 points)
  • October 1 – 8: 2016 Paragliding World Cup (final) in   Saint-Leu
    • Overall winner:   Michael Küffer (2832 points)
    • Women's winner:   Klaudia Bulgakow (2259 points)

Paragliding Accuracy World CupEdit

  • May 5 – 8: Paragliding Accuracy World Cup #1 in   Berane
    • Overall winner:   Goran Đurković
    • Women's winner:   Tamara Kostić
  • May 10 – 15: Paragliding Accuracy World Cup #2 in   Vlorë
    • Overall winner:   Mile Jovanoski
    • Women's winner:   Tamara Kostić
  • August 5 – 7: Paragliding Accuracy World Cup #3 in   Lombok
    • Overall winner:   Permadi Chandra
    • Women's winner:   Nunnapat Phuchong
  • August 11 – 15: Paragliding Accuracy World Cup #4 in   Taitung County
    • Overall winner:   Zhifeng Zhu
    • Women's winner:   Nunnapat Phuchong

International and Continental eventsEdit

  • May 27 – June 3: 3rd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in   Taldykorgan
    • Overall winner:   Tanapat Leangaiem
    • Teams winner:   China
  • July 10 – 17: 5th FAI European Paragliding Accuracy Championship in   Paluknys
    • Men's winner:   Matjaž Sluga
    • Women's winner:   Tamara Kostić
  • July 16 – 23: XXXIII Guarnieri International Trophy - Pre-World 2016 in   Pedavena
    • Overall winner:   Federico Nevastro
    • Women's winner:   Seiko Fukuoka-Naville
  • August 8 – 20: 14th FAI European Paragliding Championship in   Kruševo
    • Overall winner:   Honorin Hamard
    • Women's winner:   Seiko Fukuoka-Naville
    • Teams winners:   France (Honorin Hamard, Julien Wirtz, Maxime Pinot, Pierre Remy, Alexandre Jofresa, Seiko Fukuoka-Naville)
  • August 26 – September 4: 2nd FAI World Paragliding Championships in   Montmin / Doussard
    • Men's winner:   François Ragolski
    • Women's winner:   Christina Kolb

ParachutingEdit

  • January 15 – 17: Para-ski World Cup #1 in   St Johann im Pongau/Alpendorf
    • Men's winner:   Ule Uroš
    • Women's winner:   Magdalena Schwertl
    • Junior mix winner:   Sebastian Graser
    • Master mix winner:   Alic Gernot
    • Overall teams winners:   Austria
  • February 19 – 21: Para-ski World Cup #2 in   Unterammergau
    • Men's winner:   Sebastian Graser
    • Women's winner:   Magdalena Schwertl
    • Junior mix winner:   Sebastian Graser
    • Master mix winner:   Marco Valente
    • Overall teams winners:   Austria
  • March 4 – 6: Para-ski World Cup #3 in   Vrchlabí/Krkonoše
    • Men's winner:   Alessandro Di Prisco
    • Women's winner:   Magdalena Schwertl
    • Junior mix winner:   Sebastian Graser
    • Master mix winner:   Tomas Saurer
    • Overall teams winners:   Slovenia
  • no date set from #4 Para-ski World Cup in   Srednja Vas v Bohinju
  • July 17 – 29: 40th CISM World Military Parachuting Championship in   Kubinka
    • Individual Accuracy winners:   Dmitrii Mastafanov (m) /   Olga Lepezina (f)
    • Individual Style winners:   Libor Jirousek (m) /   Olga Lepezina (f)
    • Overall Results winners:   Dmitrii Mastafanov (m) /   Olga Lepezina (f)
    • Junior Individual Style winners:   Andrey Izimetov (m) /   Léocadie Ollivier de Pury (f)
    • Junior Individual Accuracy winners:   Gao Tinabo (m) /   Darja Shastakovich (f)
    • Junior Overall Results winners:   Gao Tinabo (m) /   Darja Shastakovich (f)
    • Formation Skydiving winners:   Belgium (m) /   France (f)
    • Team Accuracy winners:   Hungary (Tamas Banszki, Szaboles Gal, Gabor Hirschler, Tamás Varga, István Asztalos) (m) /   Belarus (Nataliya Nikitsiuk, Yuliya Fiodarava, Aksana Famina, Natalia Zimina, Valeryia Osipava) (f)
    • Teams Overall Results winners:   Russia (m) /   Russia (f)
  • August 20 – 27: 6th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships in   Farnham
    • Overall winner:   Christopher Bobo
    • Accuracy winners:   Curtis Bartholomew &   Eric Philippe
    • Distance here was cancelled
    • Speed winner:   Christopher Bobo
  • September 11 – 20: 2016 FAI World Parachuting Championships - Mondial in   Chicago
    • Freefall Style winners:   Libor Jirousek (m) /   Olga Lepezina (f)
    • Speed Skydiving winner:   Henrik Raimer
Accuracy Landing
    • Individual Accuracy Landing winners:   Uroš Ban (m) /   Nataliya Nikitsiuk (f)
    • Junior Individual Accuracy winners:   Sebastian Graser (m) /   Tiantian ZHAO
    • Team Accuracy Landing winners:   Slovenia (m) /   China (f)
Formation Skydiving
Artistic Events
    • Artistic Freefly winners:   Russia 1
    • Artistic Freestyle winners:   France 2
Canopy Formation
    • 2 Way Sequential winners:   France 1
    • 4 Way Sequential winners:   Qatar
    • 4-Way Rotation winners:   France
  • October 11 – 16: 2nd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving in   Warsaw
    • Open Freestyle winner:   Inka Tiitto
    • Junior Freestyle winner:   Kyra Poh
    • Dynamic 2-WAY winners:   Poland
    • 4 Way Formation winners:   Belgium (m) /   France 1 (f); Junior winners:   Canada
    • Vertical Formation winners:   United States
  • November 3 – 6: 1st FAI World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships in   Zephyrhills, Florida
    • Winner:   Chris Geiler

Ultralight aviationEdit

  • June 9 – 18: 2nd FAI European Paramotor Slalom Championships in   Bornos
    • PF1 Class winner:   Alexandre Mateos
    • Trike Class winner:   Alexandre Mateos
    • Racing teams winners:   (Alexandre Mateos, Nicolas Aubert, Jérémy Penone, François Blanc)
    • Nations winners:   (Bartosz Nowicki, Wojtek Bógdał, Marcin Bernat, Paweł Kozarzewski, Piotr Ficek, Szymon Winkler, Krzysztof Romicki)
  • August 20 – 27: 15th FAI World Microlight Championships in   Popham Airfield
  • August 20 – 27: 9th FAI World Paramotor Championships in   Popham Airfield

Hang glidingEdit

  • July 16 – 30: 19th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship in   Kruševo
    • Winner:   Christian Ciech
    • Team winners:   Italy (Christian Ciech, Alessandro Ploner, Suan Selenati, Filippo Oppici, Tullio Gervasoni)
  • July 17 – 30: 7th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship in   Kruševo
    • Winner:   Tim Grabowski
    • Team winners:   Austria (Christopher Friedl, Wolfgang Kothgasser, Walter Geppert)

GlidingEdit

Grand Prix glidingEdit

  • January 23 – 30: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #1 in   Vitacura
    • Winner:   Carlos Rocca
  • April 17 – 23: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #2 in   Cerdanya
    • Winner:   Louis Bouderlique
  • May 1 – 8: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #3 in   Usman
  • May 14 – 21: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #4 in   Varese
    • Winner:   Peter Hartmann
  • June 4 – 11: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #5 in   Rennes
    • Winner:   Louis Bouderlique
  • June 18 – 25: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #6 in   Niederöblarn
    • Winner:   Boštjan Pristavec
  • July 9 – 17: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #7 in   Bicester
    • Winner:   Jan Omsels
  • July 24 – 31: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #8 in   Ionia
    • Winner:   Jerzy Szemplinski
  • August 6 – 13: 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP #9 in   Ebersbach-Musbach
    • Winner:   Matthias Sturm
  • November 5 – 12: 7th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship in   Potchefstroom
    • Winner:   Holger Karow

International ChampionshipsEdit

General aviationEdit

  • September 4 – 9: 20th FAI World Rally Flying Championship in   Santa Cruz

2016 Red Bull Air Race World ChampionshipEdit

BallooningEdit

  • February 24 – 29: 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship Championship in   Rottach-Egern
    • Winner:   Jacques-Antoine Besnard (6875 points)
  • June 24 – July 4: 3rd FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship in   Marijampole
  • July 5 – 10: 2nd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship in   Birštonas
    • Winner:   Nicola Scaife (8713 points)
  • July 21 – 24: 2016 Luxembourg Balloon Trophy in   Mersch
    • Winners: 1.   Sven Göhler, 2.   Matthew Scaife, 3.   David Spildooren
  • September 15 – 24: 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett in   Gladbeck
    • Winners:    Switzerland 1 (Kurt Frieden & Pascal Witpraechtiger)
    • 2nd place:    Switzerland 2 (Nicolas Tièche & Laurent Sciboz)
    • 3rd place:   Spain 1 (Anulfo Gonzalez & Angel Aguirre)
  • October 30 – November 7: 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in   Saga
    • Winner:   Rhett Heartsill

AerobaticsEdit

  • May 28: 2016 Sky GP in   Durban
    • Winner:   Patrick Davidson
  • July 20 – 30: 7th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships in   Matkopuszta
    • Winner:   Sebastian Jansson
    • Team winners:   Hungary (Dávid Józsa, Miklós Hoós, Péter Szabó)
  • July 20 – 30: 19th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships in   Matkopuszta
  • August 4 – 14: 12th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championships in   Radom
    • Winner:   Loïc Lovicourt
    • Teams winners:   France (Loïc Lovicourt, Romain Vienne, Benoît Faict)
  • August 20 – 27: 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships in   Moravská Třebová

Model aircraftEdit

  • April 11– 16: 2016 FAI F1D World Championships for Free Flight Indoor Model Aircraft in   Slănic
    • Senior Individual winner:   Yuan Kang Lee
    • Senior Teams winners:   (Istvan Botos, Dezso Orsovai, Zoltan Sukosd)
    • Junior Individual winner:   Călin Bulai
    • Junior Teams winners:   (Vladyslav Klymenko, Iurii Vytko, Denis Zhariy)
  • May 7 – 13: 2016 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft in   Perth
    • F2A winner:   Paul Eisner
    • F2B winner:   Orestes Hernández
    • F2C winners:   (Robert Fitzgerald & Mark Ellins)
    • F2D winner:   Illia Rediuk
  • July 20 – 24: 2016 FAI F1E European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in   Turda
    • Winner:   Franciszek Kanczok
    • Teams winner:   Poland
  • July 22 – 31: 2016 FAI F3 European Championships for Model Helicopters in   Włocławek
  • July 29 – August 6: 2016 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft in   Untermünkheim
  • July 30 – August 6: 2016 FAI F3J World Championship for Model Gliders in   Vipava
    • Senior winner:   Arijan Hucaljuk
    • Junior winner:   Dillon Graves
    • Senior Teams winner:   Germany (Manuel Reinecke, Dominik Prestele, Ryan Höllein)
    • Junior Teams winner:   Germany (Max Finke, Jan Christoph Weihe, Felix Parsch)
  • August 1 – 7: 2016 FAI F1 Junior World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in   Prilep
    • F1A winner:   Mickail Lomov
    • F1B winner:   Dmytro Merzilakov
    • F1P winner:   Daniel Bogomaz
    • F1A Teams winner:   Poland
    • F1B Teams winner:   Russia
    • F1P Teams winner:   Russia
  • August 13 – 20: 2016 FAI F1 European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in   Aradac/Zrenjanin
    • F1A winner:   Roland Koglot
    • F1B winner:   Aleksey Burdov
    • F1C winner:   Artur Kaitschuk
    • F1A Team winners:   France
    • F1B Team winners:   Russia
    • F1C Team winners:   Poland
  • August 13 – 20: 2016 FAI F5 World Championships for Electric Model Aircraft in   Lugo
    • Winner:   Johannes Starzinger
    • F5D winner:   Tomáš Andrlík
    • Team winners:   Austria (Johannes Starzinger, Karl Waser, Franz Riegler)
    • Team F5D winners:   Czech Republic
  • August 20 – 28: 2016 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft in   Ploiești
  • August 22 – 30: 2016 FAI S World Championships for Space Models in   Lviv
    • Winner:   Robert Kreutz
    • Team winners:   Ukraine
  • October 1 – 8: 2016 FAI F3A Asian-Oceanic Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft in   Taichung
    • Winner:   Onda Tetsuo
    • Junior winner:   Minemura Shoutaiou
    • Team winners:   Japan
  • October 2 – 8: 2016 FAI F3 World Championship for Model Gliders in   Hanstholm
    • Senior winner:   Arijan Hucaljuk
    • Junior winner:   Dillon Graves
    • Seniors Team winners:   Germany
    • Juniors Team winners:   Germany