FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale)
– The World Air Sports Federation, is the world governing body for air
sports, aeronautics and astronautics world records. Its head office is
in Lausanne, Switzerland. This includes man-carrying aerospace
vehicles from balloons to spacecraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles
(such as model aircraft and UAVs). It was founded on 14 October 1905.
FAI is the international governing body for Acrobatics through its FAI Aerobatics Commission("Commission Internationale de Voltige Aerienne" – CIVA).
For Gliding through FAI Gliding Commission("International Gliding Commission – IGC").
For Hang Gliding and Paragliding through FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission ("Commission Internationale de Vol Libre – CIVL)