Airspace restrictions for sporting aircraft are becoming more critical in many geographic areas where other air traffic is growing. At the same time the accuracy of navigational systems is getting better, particularly those that are based on satellites in earth orbit (GPS and similar systems). Such systems are already in use in many areas of FAI for the recording of evidence for Sporting purposes, but they have wider uses.
In 2006 the FAI General Conference adopted the following policy on airspace:
1. To urge all international and national aviation authorities to have special regard for the effects of any new airspace restrictions on the practice of air sports, and
2. To urge all FAI Members to establish procedures for constant close consultation on airspace matters between national civil aviation and air traffic authorities and national air sport governing bodies.
The 2008 FAI General Conference formally established a new FAI Technical Commission on Airspace and Navigation Systems.
The FAI Commission on Airspace and Navigation Systemsmeets once a year at an Annual Meeting to discuss and work airspace and navigation systems and their developments.
Each FAI Member Country may appoint a Delegate with the right to vote at the Plenary Meeting.
Between annual meetings, the FAI Commission on Airspace and Navigation Systems is run by the Bureau, which consists of the President, 2 Vice Presidents and the Secretary. The Bureau is elected by the Plenary Meeting.
The Bureau is elected during the annual meeting of the FAI Commission on Airspace and Navigation Systems.
Each FAI Member Country can appoint a Delegate to the FAI Commission on Airspace and Navigation Systems and participate in the work of the commission.
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