Air Sports

Air sports is not a single sport but quite a vast sporting domain containing a range of aerial activities. The sports which combine to make up the ‘Air sports’ include Air Racing, Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Hang gliding, Human powered aircraft, Parachuting, Paragliding and Skydiving and many more.

Many Air Sports are also termed as extreme sports with only one rule of pushing the envelope as far as one can. These include air racing, hang gliding, paragliding, and wingsuit flying. Be it a small air craft or parachute on your back, the stakes are extremely high when you take part in Air Sports.

All the disciplines counted in air sports are internationally governed by the non-profit organization Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) founded in 1905. On the national level, different aero clubs govern Air Sports.   

Motorized Air Sports

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Wind / Gliding Air Sports

Gravity Air Sports

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