I'm wondering if there is any prevailing organized body of sports-people in hang-gliders, other gliders, and/or personal non-powered glide craft in general?

I'm particularly interested in stunts related to gliding, competitions, and how to find people in each locale (presumably) thorough an 'organized' body of sports-people.

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    $\begingroup$ FAI's aerobatics committee might be a place to start. In general, FAI takes care of worldwide airsports matters. $\endgroup$
    – Monolo
    Jun 26, 2015 at 11:01

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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.[3] 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)


I have learned of an organization that calls itself the International Aerobatics Club. It seems to be a US-based competition group, which prepares teams for international competitions.


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