2015 Edition of SC3


The 2015 Edition of Sporting Code Section 3 has been published in the Documents Section.  This edition will be valid from 1 October 2015.


A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

2015 04 UAE Dubai ED meeting 094As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organisers to the Executive Board, the FAI Head Office, the Air Sports Commissions and experts, is in full action to make the event a huge success. A series of meetings took place recently which brought together key personalities from the FAI community and the Event Organising Committee.


FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

2014 FAI Annual ReportWe are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report.

In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation.


Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Revealed

Dubai Air Sports 2 2The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.


News from IGC Plenary

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The IGC Plenary meeting took place in Lausanne (SUI) on 27 – 28 February 2015.  There were 33 countries represented.  As usual, it was an opportunity to renew international friendships as well as to do the business of the Commission.  The social highlight was an elegant dinner on Friday night, generously provided by a retiring member, whose identity was kept secret until the dinner itself.


Chile Sailplane Grand Prix News


Chile Sailplane Grand Prix news.

After six days of very interesting racing, the Chile SGP is entering into its final stages with any of the top four pilots still able to achieve one of the two coveted places in the 2015 World Final in Varese. There are two days of head to head racing remaining in this wonderland of soaring with some of the most awe inspiring views and remarkable soaring conditions anywhere in the world.


Bid deadline for 7th FAI Grand Prix Series



7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series

The deadline for prospective bidders wishing to host an FAI sailplane Grand Prix event in 2016 is the 31st of January.

Bid information can be found at


All bids received will be evaluated during February and the venues for the 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series will be announced at the plenary meeting of the FAI International Gliding commission in Lausanne on the 27th of February.

FAI/SGP Management Group
January 26th 2015

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix News release

2015-FAI-SGP-AfricaThe South African Sailplane Grand Prix 2015 is now taking place at Worcester in the Cape Mountains in Cape Province.


1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Flew Over Himalaya on a Glider

Testflug Jona Keimer Rene Heise Annapurna IIIThe Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have long exerted extraordinary fascination - which is far from fading.

Ever since the 19th century when Europeans were increasingly present in the region, adventurers coming from all around the world strived to understand its culture and conquer its vast lands and high summits. The tops of Kamet, Minya Konka, Kabru and Annapurna were the first to be reached in the 30s and early 50s, and in 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa Tensing Norgay ascended the tallest of them all, the Everest. The immense worldwide impact of their successful expedition, which instantly made of Hillary and Tensing Norgay living legends, contributed to fuel the myth of the Everest and of the whole of Himalaya. Since then, all the mountains of the Himalaya chain have been climbed and thousands of hikers and trekkers come to Nepal every year in search for adventures and challenges.


Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI World Air Games

DIPC-2014-DubaiFAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.


Call for bids for the 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Series



The Sailplane Grand Prix management team are pleased to announce the dates for the 7th Sailplane Grand Prix series.

The 7th series FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Qualifying events will take place between 31 October 2015 and 31 October 2016.

The 7th SGP Final will take place between 1 January  2017 and 1 June  2017

Bids are invited from any interested National Aero Club, Gliding Club or other interested organisation.

Bids must be submitted before 31 January 2015.

Prospective bidders are advised to read Notes for Prospective Bidders, before completing the Official Application Form.

 For further information or advice regarding organising an SGP event or the bidding process please contact: