National gliding associations

National gliding associations

The sport of gliding is managed in each country by national gliding associations, subject to governmental aviation authorities to varying degrees. Internationally the sport is co-ordinated by the FAI Gliding Commission.

External links

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale has a full list of national gliding associations, including:


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