FAI General Air Sport Bureau

About the FAI Air Sport General Commission (CASI)

The responsibilities of the FAI Air Sport General Commission are in the areas of Definitions, Measurements Standards and Methods, FAI preferred terminologies, FAI Sporting Licences, Control of Certified FAI Achievements, World records and Sporting Events.


The FAI Air Sport General Commission meets in full (plenary) session annually, normally on the day before the start of the FAI General Conference and at the same location. The Commission Bureau normally meets the day before.

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


Between annual meetings, the FAI Air Sport General Commission is run by the Bureau.


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

CASI in the FAI constitution

The FAI Constitution consists of the FAI Statutes and the By-Laws to the FAI Statutes. References to the Air Sport General Commission which show the basis for its operation within FAI are :

  • Statutes - paragraph 5.6
  • Statutes - Terms and Definitions: International Appeals Tribunal
  • Statutes - paragraph (responsibility over the General Section of the FAI Sporting Code).
  • By-Laws - paragraph 5.2.
  • By-Laws - paragraph 5.4. (Officials)
  • By-Laws - paragraph 5.5. (Voting)


Go to the Documents page to get the latest edition relating to the CASI.



All the documents of the FAI Air Sport General Commission (CASI) in one page.

How to set a Record


The next CASI Plenary Meeting will take place in Bali (INA) on Wednesday 12 October 2016

 Please visit the FAI General Conference website for more details about

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* Online registration - Early bird fee is valid till 30 June 2016


FAI General Air Sport Delegates

Australia Delegate Mike Close
  Alternate Delegate Graeme Windsor
France Delegate Patrice Girardin
  Alternate Delegate Martine Besnainou
Germany Delegate Udo Beran
  Alternate Delegate René Heise
Hong Kong, China Delegate Andy Chau
  Alternate Delegate Nigel Black
Hungary Delegate Erzsebet Vizaknai
  Alternate Delegate Sándor Hidas
Italy Delegate Andrea Tomasi
Russia Delegate Sergey Ananov
  Alternate Delegate Irina Grushina
Switzerland Delegate Alicia Hirzel
United Kingdom Delegate Alan C. Cassidy
USA Delegate Arthur William Greenfield, jr
  Alternate Delegate Jonathan Gaffney
FAI Aerobatics Commission Representative Nicholas Harold Buckenham
FAI Aeromodelling Commission Representative Antonis Papadopoulos
FAI Amateur-built & Experimental Aircraft Commission Representative Alfons Hubmann
FAI Astronautic Records Commission Representative Anu Ojha
FAI Ballooning Commission Representative Mark Sullivan
FAI General Aviation Commission Representative Jesus Mas Menargues
FAI Gliding Commission Bureau Representative Marina Vigorito Galetto
FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission Representative Stéphane Malbos
FAI Microlight & Paramotor Commission Representative Wolfgang Lintl
FAI Parachuting Commission Representative Rainer Hoenle
FAI Rotorcraft Commission Representative Jacques Berlo
Antonis Papadopoulos President FAI
Wim Kroes President of Honour Netherlands
Sandy Pimenoff President of Honour Finland
Alicia Hirzel 1st Vice-President FAI
Mike Close Vice-President FAI
Arthur William Greenfield, jr Vice-President FAI
Bengt Lindgren Vice-President FAI
Marina Vigorito Galetto Vice-President FAI
Marina Vigorito Galetto Secretary FAI