About the FAI Parachuting Commission (IPC)

All FAI Parachuting international championships, competitions and record activities are conducted under the direction of the FAI Parachuting Commission (IPC). IPC stands for "International Parachuting Commission".


The FAI Parachuting Commission meets once a year at an Annual Meeting to discuss and work on the development of sport parachuting, rules changes and sporting events (decision on venues for future events, appointment of organising committees, etc.). 

Each FAI Member Country may appoint a Delegate with the right to vote at the Plenary Meeting.


Between annual meetings, the FAI Parachuting Commission is run by the Bureau, which consists of the President, four Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and the Secretary. The Bureau is elected by the Plenary Meeting.

The Bureau is elected during the annual meeting of the FAI Parachuting Commission.


Each FAI Member Country can appoint a Delegate to the FAI Parachuting Commission and participate in the work of the commission.


Subcommittees are set up by the FAI Parachuting Commission. They have specific terms of reference (TOR) for their work and responsibilities. These TOR are approved by the IPC Plenary.

Working Groups

Working Groups are temporarily established by the FAI Parachuting Commission to study and report on specific matters or proposals.

Go to the Organisation page to get the list of all Bureau Members, Delegates, Subcommittees and Working Groups.


FAI Medals and Diplomas are awarded each year at the Opening Ceremony of the annual FAI General Conference.

The FAI Awards for parachuting are the following:

  • FAI Gold Parachuting Medal
  • Leonardo da Vinci Diploma
  • Faust Vrancic Medal


The FAI maintains files of all aviation records and the FAI Parachuting Commission lays down the requirements for class conformity and flight verification where parachuting is concerned. The requirements are to be found in Section 5 of the Sporting Code.

Access the database and consult the current and past Parachuting World Records.

Rules & other documents

The FAI Parachuting Commission establishes and maintains rules and criteria for FAI Parachuting competitions and records, FAI badges, security at world sporting events, and technical standards.

Go to the Documents page to get the latest edition of those documents.

Parachuting organisations linked to FAI

The FAI is linked to the following regional parachuting associations which are FAI International Affiliate Members:

  • ASIANIA (Asian Parachute Association)
  • COLPAR (ConfederaciĆ³n Latinoamericana de Paracaidismo)

Furthermore, the FAI developed a collaboration with CISM (International Military Sports Council) for the mutual promotion of parachuting.


International Military Sports Council

Events Calendar


Check out the calendar for all FAI Parachuting events.