Lausanne, 5 February 2010 The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI - The World Air Sports Federation, announced today that bidding has opened to host the FAI Parachuting Mondial in 2012.
The week-long World Championships are staged every two years by the FAI Parachuting Commission (IPC). In 2012 the Championships will take the prestigious form of a Mondial, featuring every type of parachute sport (except Paraski and Canopy Piloting) – a total of four exciting, spectacular parachuting events in all, for both teams and individuals.
The host organization receives full rights to income generated by ticket sales and event sponsorship generated by the host organiser. Extensive TV coverage can be expected around the globe. The chosen venue will be in or close to a large population centre, with all events taking place at a central airfield or open area (e.g. park, hippodrome or sport arena) equipped with a flat, 100 x 150m grass landing zone; adequate spectator capacity; giant screen(s) for transmitting live video footage; suitable parking facilities and public transport access. Hosts are required to cover technical/organizational costs and provide accommodation, meals and transport for some 600 to 700 athletes and officials. Bidders are encouraged to "develop visionary proposals that can enhance the scope, presentation and marketing" of the World Championships. Final bids must be received by 30 June 2010.
A detailed guide for prospective hosts is available here (pdf / 1Mb) : A Guide to Exciting, Dynamic and Visual World Class Competitions
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI - The World Air Sports Federation, is the world's governing body for air sports and for certifying world aviation and space records. It was founded in 1905 and is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organization. Over 100 countries are members of the FAI.