The 2008 FAI Championship calendar is well underway with 36 of the 48 category 1 events now successfully completed. This calendar comprises 25 World, 16 Continental and 7 other International Championships, staged in all six of FAI’s continental regions. FAI Secretary General Max BISHOP was invited to the 1st FAI European Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Niska Banja, Serbia.
The 1st FAI European Paragliding Accuracy Championship held in Nis turned out to be a triumphant success for the host nation. The overall team gold medal went to Serbia as well as the women's individual Gold medal, won by Milica Bic'anin. The overall individual winner in this young discipline was Matjas Feraric from Slovenia. Landing a paraglider accurately on a spot is a very different kind of challenge from accuracy landing in parachuting, but the levels of accuracy achieved are rapidly becoming comparable.