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First Skyrace franchise: China

September 8, 2014

Stockholm, 2nd September 2014: in a signing ceremony in Stockholm last week, Planetaire entered into two agreements building on its concept Skyrace World Cup: •          a seven-year contract with Sustainable Lifestyle Scandinavia AB, whereby the Sino-Swedish concern will establish and … Continue reading

Skyrace teams news – new nations on board

August 5, 2014

August 2014: Interest in organising, hosting and competing in Skyrace events continues to spread, with work ongoing to build teams in four nations: Turkey, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and China. The Middle East and Asia are new additions to the … Continue reading

Ample opportunity for teams

July 5, 2014

Moves to create teams in Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Chile have stalled for the time being, meaning there are still opportunities for new ventures in those countries should anyone be interested in picking up the mantle. Contact us for details.

I’m ready for my close-up now II

July 3, 2014

In film again, but this one a bit more risqué: Hollywood seems to have got another whiff of gliding’s potential for raciness. The new teaser trailer for the adaptation 50 Shades of Grey, 2012’s literary barnstormer, shows, albeit fleetingly, the … Continue reading

I’m ready for my close-up now

April 17, 2014

Gliders meet fact meets fiction: A Dark Reflection provides a rare opportunity for gliders to be featured on screen. The film, described as “an investigative thriller” examines the serious health and flight safety implications of alleged exposure to contaminated air … Continue reading

Congratulations Susanne Schödel

March 2, 2014

We offer our warmest congratulations to Susanne Schödel for her appointment as the new secretary general of the FAI. Susanne’s background is in non-profit organisations and, importantly, gliding. She was a member of the German national team from 2004 to … Continue reading

THE HALO EFFECT: Part 6

February 24, 2013

[Blog by Mario Hytten, promoter of the Skyrace World Cup concept]. What is the tip of the iceberg in gliding? If somebody is curious and looks up “FAI competition classes” in Wikipedia, he will find out that there are classes … Continue reading

THE HALO EFFECT: Part 5

February 22, 2013

[Blog by Mario Hytten, promoter of the Skyrace World Cup concept].   The importance of the tip of the iceberg. Everybody understands how the elite of the a sport, the tip of the iceberg, is important to attract the attention … Continue reading

THE HALO EFFECT: Part 4

February 20, 2013

[Blog by Mario Hytten, promoter of the Skyrace World Cup concept]. The tip of the iceberg. Every successful sport has a “tip of the iceberg”, in the sense that it’s most visible part is only a very small portion of … Continue reading

THE HALO EFFECT: Part 3

February 19, 2013

[Blog by Mario Hytten, promoter of the Skyrace World Cup concept].   What is a successful sport?   Of course, there will always be those who maintain that popularity is not always desirable, that the media is a double-edged sword, that … Continue reading