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The FAI World Air Games 2015 has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place from 1 to 12 December 2015.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed on 4 June 2014 by Dr. John Grubbström, FAI President, and His Excellency Nasser Al Neyadi, President of the Emirates Aerosports Federation.
FAI officials gathered in Dubai in December 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.
About the FAI World Air Games
The FAI World Air Games, conducted under the rules of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), is the premier international multi-discipline air sports event fielding the world’s top Air Sports athletes.
The FAI’s primary goals for this event are to determine “FAI World Air Games Champions”; to showcase air sports to the general public and promote public participation in air sports by attracting new participants to air sports disciplines; to promote FAI events to other sports organisations and create an attractive platform for TV, media and other external stakeholders.
The past editions of the Games took place in Turkey (1997), Spain (2001) and Italy (2009).
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The FAI has announced the creation of two awards bearing the name of Breitling, the Global Sponsor of the FAI since 2012: The Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award. Both awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony of the FAI General Conference..
Breitling Milestone Trophy
Frequency and Number
Breitling Youngster Award
Frequency and Number
1. Objectives : The purpose of the Breitling Awards is to give public recognition to those who have achieved an outstanding performance or contribution to aeronautics and astronautics.
2. Eligibility : Any person, group of persons, institution or commercial company is eligible to receive a Breitling Award. A recipient need not have had any previous connection with FAI or Breitling. No Breitling Award may be awarded to the same recipient more than once.
3. Nomination process :
4. Evaluation process : The FAI will evaluate the nominations received and provide a recommendation to the Jury on nominations for Breitling Awards.
5. Jury : The Jury will be composed of 3 Breitling Representatives appointed by Breitling and 3 FAI Representatives appointed by the FAI President.
6. Winners : The winners of Breitling Awards will be informed by the FAI and will then be invited and hosted by Breitling to receive their Award at the FAI Awards Ceremony taking place the day before the FAI General Conference in the same year.
Winners visible on http://www.fai.org/awards/fai-general-awards
At the start of the 20th Century, the pioneering flights of pilots such as Clement Ader, the Wright Brothers and Santos-Dumont, the proliferation of aeronautical competitions, and increasingly rapid technological advances marked the real birth of the modern aviation era.
A small group of men recognized the growing need for an international federation to coordinate and give direction to the rapidly growing aeronautical activity.
On 10 June 1905, Count Henri de la Vaulx, Vice President of the Aero Club of France, Major Moedebeck of the German Airship League and Fernand Jacobs, President of the Aero Club of Belgium, gave a presentation to the Olympic Congress of Brussels on their proposal for a "Fédération Aéronautique Internationale". The delegates received the idea warmly, and in token of its support the Olympic Congress adopted thefollowing resolution:"This Congress, recognizing the special importance of aeronautics, expresses the desire that in each country, there be created an Association for regulating the sport of flying and that thereafter there be formed a Universal Aeronautical Federation to regulate the various aviation meetings and advance the science and sport of Aeronautics."
On 12 October 1905, an international aeronautical conference was convened in Paris. After two days of debate, the representatives of Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the USA adopted the entire package of proposed Statutes. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale was founded on 14 October 1905. From its inception, the FAI defined its principal aims as being to"methodically catalogue the best performances achieved, so that they be known to everybody; to identify their distinguishing features so as to permit comparisons to be made; and to verify evidence and thus ensure that record-holders have undisputed claims to their titles." The statutes also specified that each body holding sporting powers (i.e. the national members of FAI) should retain full and autonomous control over its own affairs.
More than 100 years old, faithful to the decisions of its founding fathers, but also because the principles then established remain valid, the FAI's Statutes still reflect the objectives defined in 1905.
However, the appearance of new technologies and modern equipment, and the birth of entirely new air sport disciplines have meant that the FAI's sphere of involvement has broadened - and continues to expand. New objectives are adopted to reflect developments in society and in the aspirations of those who practice air sports.
An international, non-profit-making, non-governmental organisation, the FAI's main aim is the development throughout the world of sport aviation and astronautical activities.
The current Statutes describe in detail its specific objectives:
To fulfill these objectives and meet the needs of each air sport and area of activity, the organisational structure of FAI continues to evolve. From time to time, new Commissions are created.
At present, the FAI comprises these elements:
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The meeting as well as the dinner on Saturday 7 June will take place at the Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport.
Registration fee for the meeting: none / covered by the FAI
Special prices have been negociated at the Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport where the meeting will take place. To book your hotel room, download the hotel booking form and send it directly to the Hotel (e-mail address mentionned on the form). No phone reservation will be accepted, only by e-mail.
Room price : 110€ for a single room / 135€ for a double room
IMPORTANT : please note that this online registration (in grey frame) is to register for the meeting, not to book an hotel room. To book your hotel room, you have to send the above-mentionned hotel booking form separately to the hotel directly.
Should you have any question, please contact:
, FAI Members and Services Manager