FAI Signs Memorandums of Understanding to Promote Aviation Sports

April 8, 2013

The marketing arm of the World Air Sports Federation (FAI), asthma FAME, ed has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) and the FAI Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL).

FAME, order the FAI Sports Marketing and Events Company, was formed in 2012 to work with the individual sporting aviation groups in the FAI to develop market and produce specialist sports events, to help promote aviation sports.

The MOU will allow the two sporting bodies to work with FAME to create project teams, with financial backing, facilitate the creation and presentation of their specialist events.

Eric Mozer, President of the IGC said: “I am very pleased that the FAI Gliding Commission and FAME have reached an agreement to advance the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP) series.

“The SGP is an established and very successful competitive sporting event. Each party will bring their unique energy and expertise to this groundbreaking collaborative agreement with the goal of bringing the SGP to an exciting new level for the benefit of the pilots, sponsors and viewing audience.

“I believe that the partnership between FAME and the IGC will develop the SGP as the flagship promotion event for the sport of Gliding.”

FAME will provide the marketing, promotion and support for the events whilst the two FAI bodies will be responsible for the safety, design, rules and operational conduct of the events.

Agust Gudmundsson, President of CIVL, said: “CIVL is excited about this project with FAME which is intended to promote Paragliding Aerobatics and make the activity a more publicly visible sport.

The success of the cooperation will break new grounds in development of Paragliding Aerobatics and it will open up new possibilities in competition and Paragliding Aerobatics shows for pilots, organizers as well as being very interesting for public viewers and sponsors.”

Giancarlo Sergi, the CEO of FAME, sees the signing of these two Memorandum of Understanding as being the beginning of a new chapter in aviation sports world-wide: “The synergies between the expertise of the FAI sports commissions and the marketing strength of FAME are exciting and I look forward to being able to assist the IGC and CIVL develop their sports.”