FAME, the FAI Sports Marketing and Events Company, was formed in 2012 to work with the individual sporting aviation groups in the FAI to help them develop, market and produce unique events aimed at promoting aviation sports to the public.
The signed Memorandum of Understanding allows CIVL to work with FAME to create project teams, with financial backing, to facilitate the creation and presentation of aerobatic events. FAME will provide the marketing, promotion and support for these events as well as facilitate the opportunity for sponsors to benefit from being associated with the events. CIVL will be responsible for the safety, design, rules and operational conduct of the events.
Agust Gudmundsson, President of CIVL, said: ”CIVL is excited about this project with FAME which is intended to promote Paragliding Aerobatics and make the activity a more publicly visible sport. The success of the cooperation will break new grounds in development of Paragliding Aerobatics and it will open up new possibilities in competition and Paragliding Aerobatics shows for pilots, organizers as well as being very interesting for public viewers and sponsors.”
(Photo: Denis Balibouse, Vertigo, RedBull)