FAI World Grand Prix is a Grand Prix aerobatics series led by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
Competition aerobatics is an air sport in which judges rate the skill of pilots performing aerobatic flying. It is practiced in both piston-powered single-engine airplanes and gliders.
The Fédération aéronautique internationale, is the world governing body for air sports, and also stewards definitions regarding human spaceflight. It was founded on 14 October 1905, and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. It maintains world records for aeronautical activities including ballooning, aeromodeling, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), as well as flights into space.
Since 1990th run as Breitling Series up to 1995.
|I||Nippon Japanese Grand Prix|
|II||Chinese Grand Prix||1996|
|III||Swiss Grand Prix||1996|
|IV||Chinese Grand Prix|
|V||Chinese Grand Prix|
|VI||Chinese Grand Prix|
|VII||Chinese Grand Prix|
|VIII||Chinese Grand Prix - China Cup||cancelled/weather|
|IX||Chinese Grand Prix|
|X||Nippon Japanese Grand Prix|
|XI||Chinese Grand Prix||cancelled/safety|
|XII||Honda Japanese Grand Prix|
|XIII||Chinese Grand Prix||1999|
|XIV||Wuxian Chinese Grand Prix|
|XV||Honda Japanese Grand Prix||2000|
|XVI||Nippon Japanese Grand Prix||2001|
|XVII||Czech Grand Prix|
|XVIII||Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japanese Grand Prix||2002|
|XIX||Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japanese Grand Prix||2003||cancelled|
|XX||Haute Voltige United Arab Emirates Grand Prix||2004|
|XXI||United Arab Emirates Grand Prix||2005||Grand Prix of the FAI Centenary|
|XXII||Swiss Grand Prix||2005||FAI Centenary Air Show|
|XXIII||United Arab Emirates Grand Prix||2006|
|XXIV||Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japanese Grand Prix||2006|
|XXV||Russian Grand Prix||2007||Held during the 2007 MAKS Airshow|
|XXVI||Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japanese Grand Prix||2008|
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