FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC)
All FAI General Aviation international championships, competitions and record activities are conducted under the direction of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC).
The FAI General Aviation Commission meets once a year at an annual meeting to discuss and work on the development of sport parachuting, rules changes and sporting events (decision on venues for future events, appointment of organising committees, etc.).
Each FAI Member Country may appoint a Delegate with the right to vote at the Plenary Meeting.
Between annual meetings, the FAI General Aviation Commission is run by the Bureau, which consists of the President, four Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and the Secretary.
The Bureau is elected during the annual meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission.
Each FAI Member Country can appoint a Delegate to the FAI General Aviation Commission and participate in the work of the commission.
Subcommittees are set up by the FAI General Aviation Commission. They have specific terms of reference (TOR) for their work and responsibilities. These TOR are approved by the GAC Annual Meeting.
Working Groups are temporarily established by the FAI General Aviation Commission to study and report on specific matters or proposals.
Go to the Organisation page to get the list of all Bureau Members, Delegates, Subcommittees and Working Groups.
FAI Medals and Diplomas are awarded each year at the Opening Ceremony of the annual FAI General Conference.
The FAI Award for General Aviation is the following:
- The Charles Lindbergh General Aviation Diploma
The FAI maintains files of all aviation records and the FAI General Aviation Commission lays down the requirements for class conformity and flight verification where parachuting is concerned. The requirements are to be found in Section 5 of the Sporting Code.
Access the database and consult the current and past General Aviation World Records.
Rules & other documents
The FAI General Aviation Commission establishes and maintains rules and criteria for FAI General Aviation competitions and records, FAI badges, security at world sporting events, and technical standards.
Go to the Documents page to get the latest edition of those documents.