FAI Sporting License

FAI Sporting License

The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is the world governing body of air sports, and the NAA serves as the U.S. representative to FAI. According to the FAI Air Sport code, it is compulsory to hold a valid FAI sporting license from your National Air Sport Control Organization (NAC) to participate in all FAI-sanctioned events (Category 1 and 2). Please note that the FAI Sporting Code – General Section, Item 8.1.3 says: A Sporting License shall only be considered issued and valid if the holder is listed on the FAI Sporting License database by the NAC that is issuing the particular Sporting License.

An FAI Sporting License is required for all record attempts and all FAI-sanctioned events and competitions. The NAA serves as the NAC for U.S. Air Sport and issues FAI Sporting Licenses to those who request them.

To be eligible for a FAI Sporting License from the NAA, applicants must be a current member of an NAA Air Sport Organization (in most cases) or a NAA member if a ASO is not delegated (rare).

Refunds will not be issued after your application has been processed.

Processing time for an FAI Sporting License is three (3) business days. Applications submitted less than three (3) business days before a competition or record attempt may not be processed in time to allow you to participate.

Once your application is approved, you will receive an email directing you to log in to the NAA website to download your FAI Sporting License. Please note that your FAI Sporting License is not valid until you receive this email. If you do not receive an email within three (3) business days, please contact NAA at [email protected].

License holders can also check the status of their credentials in the FAI database.

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