Air Sports

Air sports is not a single game but quite a vast sporting domain containing different aerial activities. Games which combine to make up the ‘Air sports’ include Air Racing, Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Hang gliding, Human powered aircraft, Parachuting, Paragliding and Skydiving etc. Each one of these requires different settings including high above the Earth like in parachuting and paragliding etc.

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, Wingsuit Flying etc. Be it a small air craft or parachute on your back, the stakes are extremely high when you take part in Air Sports.

All games counted in Air Sports are internationally governed by the non-profit organization FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) founded in 1905. It shows that Air Sports has more than a century old history.  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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