New dates for 2016 Championships

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Dates for 2016 Hang gliding and Paragliding Category 1 events have been adjusted with CIVL Bureau agreement as follow...


Paragliding Accuracy: an Asian World


The 8th World Paragliding Championship was held in Puncak, Indonesia, 9th to 17th August 2015.


8th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship


The 8th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship took place in Puncak, Bogor (Indonesia).


4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang gliders can go since the air sport's early days in the 1970s. During his long career, Tudor set a total of ten FAI World Records and the one we are commemorating today has not yet been broken.


Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

WAG2015-websiteFAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to essential information about the Games.


FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Paragliding Bulletin

WAG COL squareThe Paragliding Bulletin for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 is now available for download.

Dream of Seeing Air Sports at Olympic Games Postponed

paraglidersThe Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee has announced that eight International Federations have been shortlisted for potential inclusion in the programme of the Games and will participate in phase II of the selection process:


Paragliding : An Olympic Sport ?


Following the invitation from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee to 35 International Federations, the FAI has selected Paragliding as a potential additional sport. FAI, the FAI Hang Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL), the Japan Aeronautic Association and the Japan Hang and Paragliding Federation have worked on a proposal which features Paragliding Accuracy and Paragliding Cross Country.


FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Handover Ceremony and Airshow to Take Place on 28 May in Lausanne

torchThe FAI will stage an exceptional ceremony at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 28 May 2015: the FAI World Air Games Flame will be lit and handed over to the representatives of the Emirates Aerosports Federation by FAI President Dr John Grubbström.


2015 Section 7 Published


Section 7 A - B - C - D of the Sporting Code are now published in the Document chapter of this website.

Do you need a TUE?

therapeutic use exemption tue apply linkThe FAI is continuing its actions to keep air sports clean from doping.

In that frame, we are trying to inssure that all athletes participating in FAI sanctioned events (any event registered in the FAI Calendar) and who may therefore be subject to doping control must request a TUE before taking a prohibited medication.

But ... what is a TUE?