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FAI General Conference 2017

Awards winning Ceremony

LILIENTHAL Gliding Medal . Patrick Pauwels (B) first Belgian winner ever.

Outstanding pilots and pioneers from across the global air sports arena were celebrated at the 2017 FAI Awards Ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event was graced with the presence of several high profile guests, including Dr Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The ceremony marked the start of the 111th FAI General Conference, which took place in Lausanne on 26 and 27 October 2017.

FAI award for individual discipline :

Patrick PAUWELS (Belgium)

In recognition for his lifetime contribution and dedication to the sport of gliding and his long national and international service during several European and World Championships among other duties as steward or chief steward.
His dedication and professionalism in the world of gliding and national/international (Royal Belgian Aeroclub, IGC and EGU) has been very valuable.