World Air Games

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World Air Games 2015

The FAI World Air Games (WAG) is an international air sports event organized by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (World Air Sports Federation - FAI), inspired by the Olympic Games.

The term air sports covers a range of aerial activities such as:

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The Fédération aéronautique internationale, is the world governing body for air sports. It was founded on 14 October 1905, and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. It maintains world records for aeronautical activities including ballooning, aeromodeling, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and also for human spaceflight.

Olympic Games major international sport event

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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Competitions

  1. Aerobatics
  2. Aeromodeling
  3. Air racing
  4. Ballooning
  5. Gliding
  6. Hang gliding
  7. Helicopter
  8. Microlight
  9. Parachuting
  10. Paragliding

Games History

NumberYearCountryHostDate
11997
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Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK)September 15 - September 21
22001
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Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Royal Spanish Aeronautics Federation (FAE), Royal Aero Club of Spain (RACE)June 23 - July 1
32009
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Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Aero Club D'Italia, Turin June 6 - June 13
42015
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Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Dubai Dec 1 - Dec 12
52022
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Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK)September

WAG 2009

The FAI announced on 27 October 2007 the opening of the bidding for the 2009 Games. Turin (Italy) has been chosen to host the World Air Games 2009. The decision was announced by the President of FAI - the World Air Sports Federation, Pierre Portmann, on first of June 2007 at the Olympic Museum, Lausanne.

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WAG 2015

The FAI World Air Games 2015 has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and was held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event was organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and took place from 1 to 12 December 2015. 875 athletes from 55 countries competed in the Games, making it the biggest air sports event ever organised.

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WAG 2022

The FAI World Air Games 2022 will take place in Turkey and will be organised by the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK). The contract for the Games was signed by THK and FAI at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2018. [1]

Turkish Aeronautical Association organization

Turkish Aeronautical Association is a non-profit organization with an aim of increasing public awareness and participation in aviation related activities and the national body governing air sports in Turkey. The association was founded with the name Türk Tayyare Cemiyeti by the directive of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on February 16, 1925.

Games cancellation

NumberYearCountryHostDate
-2005
Details
Canceled, Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia & Flag of Poland.svg  Poland being final bidders
-2011
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Canceled, Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark being final bidder

2005 cancellation

In early 2005, the FAI Executive Board decided not to continue with the selection procedure for the organisation of World Air Games in 2005. The Board judged that there was insufficient time remaining for the two final bidders, Malaysia and Poland, to solve the various organisational problems.


2011 cancellation

On 16 June 2010 the FAI announced the cancellation of the 2011 Games, following the decision of the city of Odense not to host the Games, and uncertainty and risks around a proposed late change to host the games in the city of Herning, also in Denmark.

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References

  1. "Turkey named as the 2020 host country for the world's biggest and brightest air sports event: the FAI World Air Games". Fai.org. Retrieved 11 December 2018.