December 4, 2014
FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports COMMISSIONS discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event. The Executive Board had a two-day session and also met with the Organising Committee including Their Excellencies Nasser Al Neyadi and Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi.
“Nothing can replace face-to-face meetings to get things move forward swiftly and efficiently. We now have one year to make all the elements we discussed fall into place, in close cooperation with the Organising Committee.” FAI President Dr. John Grubbström said. “We all want the next edition of the Games to be the biggest ever air sports event, and the Executive Board is pleased to see how determined the Emirates Aerosports Federation is to make it happen.”
The Emiratis also took their guests to a visit of the Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC), where competitions were in full swing, as well as of the venues where the FAI World Air Games are planned to take place.
“The impression that the visits had on the Members of the Executive Board and the World Air Games Liaisons is very positive,” Dr. John Grubbström commented. “The DIPC is a great competition and shows the ability of the Emirates Aerosports Federation to successfully handle large-scale events with all it implies in terms of LOGISTICS, safety, media coverage, etc. We at the FAI are proud to have Dubai as host for our most important event, under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.”
More information regarding the disciplines chosen to be on the programme of the Games will be disclosed soon.