The World Air Games (WAG)
The World Air Games (WAG) is an international competition of multi-discipline air sports. The event is organized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (World Air Sports Federation - FAI), and held once every four years.
The first World Air Games were held in 1997 in Selçuk, Turkey. More than 3000 participants from 60 countries took part in 16 different championship categories at 7 different locations.
Events on the program include aerobatics, aeromodelling, airships, amateur-built aircraft, general aviation, gliding, helicopters, hot air balloons, microlights, parachuting, paragliding and paramotors.
Since the first event in 1997, there have been World Air Games events held in Spain (2001), Italy (2009) and Dubai, UAE (2015). The 2005 event was canceled, as was an event planned for 2011.
The event scedhuled for 2020 in Turkey was pushed back to September 2022, though ultimately cancelled. The Air Sports Federation (FAI) will undertake an overall review of the World Air Games concept and format before deciding on any future edition of the Game.
The Next World Air Games
- There are no future Air Games events planned.