IWGA The World Games

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The World Games, organised by the International World Games Association (IWGA), is the second largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympic Games. It offers an excellent platform to the FAI and its competitors to demonstrate the excitement of air sports in front of the world's media.

The next World Games will take place in Wroclaw, Poland, from 20 to 30 July 2017.

Air Sports in the programme of the Games

In Poland, the World Games will feature three spectacular air sports that will bring impressive action to the heart of the competition. 
Glider Aerobatics is a test of a glider pilot’s ability to perform spectacular aerobatic manoeuvres within the boundaries of competition. Silent and graceful, the pilots aim to impress the judges with their precision and skill as they execute a pre-planned routine in a 1,000m aerial 'box' in the sky. Pilots must manage the glider’s speed, energy and position all while knowing exactly which way is up. Routines typically last three minutes and will see pilots pull up to 6G during the toughest manoeuvres.
Parachuting Canopy Piloting is one of the most spectacular disciplines in air sports. Relatively new, the idea is to test a parachutist’s ability to control their canopy accurately at high speed. After jumping out of the aircraft competitors spiral down towards the performance zone, a long stretch of water known as a 'swooping pond'. There, as they accelerate forwards, they must compete to see who can fly the furthest. Points are awarded for distance and, in the Freestyle rounds, for style. Stand by to be amazed!
Paramotoring (also known as powered paragliding) is one of the most accessible forms of flight there is. Flying a paraglider and using a back-mounted engine, pilots launch with a quick run from the ground to get into the air. Pilots compete over short courses, carrying out tasks that measure precision flying skills, or longer flights that reward a pilot's ability to pre-plan and fly more involved tasks. Spectators looking for action should watch for pilots foot-dragging in the water and flying slalom. Clear prop, and start your engines!

Air sport events schedule

  • 20-23 July: Competition days
  • 24 July: Reserve day