FAI Executive Board and Commission Presidents Group Meeting
The Executive Board Members and the Commission Presidents gathered in Lausanne for meetings from 28 April to 1 May. The joint meeting was held at the headquarters of IWGA, the International World Games Association.

DISCUSSED
> FAI World Air Games 2022
> One FAI strategy
> Finances
> FAI in the Olympic Movement with a presentation from IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell and Recognised IFs and Organisations Senior Manager Andrew Hofer
> General matters in regard to FAI air sports activities

CONTACT
> Members Manager Ségolène Rouillon members@fai.org

FAI-sanctioned events
RULES FOR CATEGORY 2 EVENTS
600 to 700 category 2 events are registered in the FAI Events Calendar every year.
> Please make sure that the rules in the FAI General Section of the Sporting Code concerning Cat 2 events are applied, especially with regards to the participants.

DOCUMENT
> Sporting Code – General Section, items 1.3, 1.4.4., chapter 4, and specifically 4.4.1, 4.4.3.2., 4.5.5., 4.6.1., 4.8.2., 4.10.1., 4.15.1., 5.1.1., 5.4.1., 5.6., and chapter 6

FAI MEDALS FOR CATEGORY 1 EVENTS
Medals for Category 1 events are sent by the FAI Head Office to the Organisers by post. Unfortunately some NACs and Organisers refuse to pay for the customs taxes and reject the Medals.
> Please bear in mind that most countries impose tax fees to shipments from abroad. If you reject this type of parcels, you deprive the champions from their well-deserved Medals

CONTACT
> Competitions Manager Christine Rousson christine@fai.org

FAI CIVL/CIAM Event Registration
Noosphere IT specialists were present at the CIAM Annual Meeting in Lausanne at the beginning of April.

COMPLETED
> Noosphere presentation of eNavigator, a multi-tool for sports event management: how to make it available for FAI Event Organisers for all air sports; the system was used successfully at the World Games 2017 and the 2018 FAI World Drone Racing Championships, and at the 2018 and 2019 Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett
> Noosphere presentation of various tools for CIVL and CIAM to register events and manage officials

IN PROGRESS
> Tests are underway

CONTACT
> IT Manager Visa-Matti Leinikki it@fai.org

FAI Drone Permissions
The FAI Head Office reminds NACs that they can request to be taken from the list of countries where competitors are eligible to purchase an FAI Drone Permission. Please provide a justification for this request (eg. that Drone Racing is already included in NAC activities).

REQUEST
> Please send your request to the FAI Head Office
CONTACT
> drones@fai.org

OTHER INFORMATION
> FAI Drone Permissions website

2019 FAI International Drones Conference and Expo
The FAI International Drones Conference and Expo is the globally unique event gathering drone and aviation industry experts and providing valuable insights into the world of drones. The 2019 edition will again take place in Lausanne at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) from 13 to 15 September, as part of the EPFL Open House where more than 30,000 visitors are expected.

This year’s edition will include events for the professionals and for the public:
> 2019 FAI/DIAS International Drone & Digital Aviation Conference (13 Sept – professionals)
> 2019 FAI/EPFL International Drone Symposium (14 Sept – public)
> Expo (13-15 Sept – public)

REGISTRATION OPEN
> 2019 FAI/DIAS International Drone & Digital Aviation Conference: registration now open for participants

IN PROGRESS
> Preparations for the event

INFORMATION
> Event website
> 2018 edition – Report

CONTACT
> drones-conference@fai.org

The World Games 2025
The International World Games Association has announced that the organisation of the World Games 2025 has been awarded to the city of Chengdu in China.

REMINDER
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 15-25 July 2021 and 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in the Games. Drone Racing and Parachuting Canopy Piloting are in the programme of the event.