The Fédération aéronautique internationale, is the world governing body for air sports, stewards definitions regarding human spaceflight. It was founded on 14 October 1905, is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, it maintains world records for aeronautical activities including ballooning, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as flights into space. The FAI was founded at a conference held in Paris 12–14 October 1905, organised following a resolution passed by the Olympic Congress held in Brussels on 10 June 1905 calling for the creation of an Association "to regulate the sport of flying... the various aviation meetings and advance the science and sport of Aeronautics." The conference was attended by representatives from 8 countries: Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and the United States. On 2 February 2017 the FAI announced its new strategic partnership with international asset management firm Noosphere Ventures. FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel, FAI President Frits Brink and Noosphere Ventures Managing Partner Max Polyakov signed the agreement, making Noosphere Ventures FAI's Global Technical Partner.
The FAI is the international governing body for the following activities: Aerobatics through the FAI Aerobatics Commission Aeromodeling and drones through the FAI Aeromodelling Commission Ballooning through the FAI Ballooning Commission General aviation through the FAI General Aviation Commission Gliding through the FAI Gliding Commission Hang gliding & Paragliding through the FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission Human-powered aircraft through the FAI Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft Commission Microlighting and Paramotoring through the FAI Microlight & Paramotor Commission Skydiving through the FAI Skydiving Commission – ISC ) Rotorcraft through the FAI Rotorcraft Commission The FAI establishes the standards for records in the activities. Where these are air sports, the FAI oversees international competitions at world and continental levels, organizes the World Air Games and FAI World Grand Prix; the FAI organises Expo. This event offers a platform for organisations and individuals to discuss how drones are used today and to create a framework for how they will be used and impact on life in the future.
The FAI keeps records set in human spaceflight, through the FAI Astronautic Records Commission The FAI defines the limit between Earth's atmosphere and outer space, the so-called Karman Line, as the altitude of 100 kilometres above Earth's sea level. Among the FAI's responsibilities are the verification of record-breaking flights. For a flight to be registered as a "World Record," it has to comply with the FAI's strict rules, which include a proviso that the record must exceed the previous record by a certain percentage. Since the late 1930s, military aircraft have dominated some classes of record for powered aircraft such as speed, distance and height, though other classes are claimed by civilians; some records are claimed by countries as their own though their achievements fail to meet FAI standards. These claims are not granted the status of official records. For example, Yuri Gagarin earned recognition for the first manned spaceflight, despite failing to meet FAI requirements; the FAI did not recognize the achievement because he did not land in his Vostok spacecraft, but it recognized that Gagarin was the first human to fly into space.
The FAI established "The Yuri A. Gagarin Gold Medal", awarded since 1968; the following types of craft have records: Class A Free Balloons Class B Airships Class C Aeroplanes Class CS Solar-Powered Aeroplanes Class D Gliders & Motorgliders Class E Rotorcraft Class F Model Aircraft Class F1 – Free flight Class F2 – Control line Class F3 – Radio control F3K - Discus Launch Glider F3F - Slope Soaring Class F4 – Scale model aircraft Class F5 – Electrically powered model aircraft Class F8 - Autonomous flight Class G Parachuting Class H Vertical Take-off and Landing Aeroplanes Class I Manpowered aircraft Class K Spacecraft Class M Tilt-Wing/Tilt Engine Aircraft Class N Short Take-off and Landing Aeroplanes Class O Hang Gliding & Paragliding Class P Aerospacecraft Class R Microlights and Paramotors Class S Space Models Class U Unmanned aerial vehicle The FAI Gold Air Medal was established in 1924 and was first awarded in 1925. It is reserved for those who have contributed to the development of aeronautics by their activities, achievements, initiative or devotion to the cause of Aviation.
The FAI has awarded the Paul Tissandier Diploma since 1952 to those who have served the cause of aviation in general and sporting aviation in particular. The FAI makes awards for each of the following air sports. Awards for Ballooning: The Montgol
Denislav Aleksandrov is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a winger for CSKA 1948 Sofia. Aleksandrov joined the youth system of Ludogorets Razgrad. In 2014, he played for Ludogorets U19 in the UEFA Youth League, being a titular in all of the 6 matches. In 2014 Aleksandrov made his debut for the first team in the Bulgarian Cup against Botev Vratsa, he became champion with Ludogorets in the U21 league in this season, scored 5 goals in the league for the team. From the 2015/16 season Ludogorets got the chance to have a second team in the B Group and Denislav was promoted to the newly created Ludogorets Razgrad II, he made his debut for the team on 26 July 2015 in a match against Dunav Ruse. On 23 September 2015 he played again for the Ludogorets first team in a match against Lokomotiv 1929 Mezdra for the Bulgarian Cup; the match was won by Ludogorets by 5:0. On 22 May 2015 he made his complete debut in the A Group for Ludogorets in a match against Beroe Stara Zagora. Aleksandrov started the 2017-18 season in Ludogorets II playing in the first match of the season against Lokomotiv 1929 Sofia.
On 15 May 2018 he scored his debut goal for Ludogorets first team in a league match against Beroe Stara Zagora. On 8 January 2019 Aleksandrov joined CSKA 1948; as of 3 December 2019 Denislav Aleksandrov at Soccerway
Voyage of the Little Mermaid is a live show attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Voyage is an abridgment of the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. Along with a mix of live actors and puppets, the show features effects such as light and laser projections on the auditorium walls and light rain over the audience. Voice actors include Keith Ferguson as Sebastian, Pat Carroll as Ursula, Kenneth Mars as King Triton, Corey Burton as Flotsam and Jetsam, Frank Welker as Max the Sheepdog. Carroll and Welker reprise their roles from the original film; the show replaced the previous attraction, Here Come The Muppets, in January 7, 1992 in the Animation Courtyard Theater. The show starts out with a preshow following artifacts including King Triton's trident. Guests enter a theater where the show begins. Due to the special effects that are involved in the attraction, guests are asked to remain seated during the performance, it starts with the Oscar-winning song "Under the Sea", featuring various "black light" puppets goes into "Part of Your World", followed by Ursula singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls".
This song is performed by a gigantic puppet, 10 feet wide. After Ursula steals Ariel's voice, a montage of the film leading up to the demise of the sea witch is shown, it goes to the scene where King Triton lets Ariel go with Prince Eric. At the end of the show, a curtain of falling water covers the stage, allowing guests to "return" to the surface. Voyage of the Little Mermaid is located in the Animation Courtyard section. Official website