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The World Air Sports Federation

Féedération Aeronautique Internationale / FAI

Last modified: 2005-03-05 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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The flag and logo of the World Air Sports Federation

There is a new FAI styleguide, see: FAI web site showing, as could be expected, the FAO logo (restyled) in various forms.

"This new logo was created with the intention of providing a unifying symbol, a graphical representation of community, harmony and balance.
Conserving the best elements of the traditional symbol of an eagle grasping the Earth, it was adapted to meet the modern requirements of a future-oriented federation with new ambitions. The symbol is confident and dynamic, and projects the prestige of a long tradition.
The colours used for the FAI logotype are blue and gold. Blue symbolises the sky, the vast arena in which we fly. It evokes feelings of calm serenity, and inspires dreams of freedom such as those that motivated the great aviation pioneers, who needed courage, determination, creativity and inspiration to achieve their objectives. As for gold, this colour conjures up the prestige of FAI, the dynamism of air sports and the link with technology."

There is also a new flag, see: FAI web site:

"FAI Statute describes the new FAI Flags as follows : The new FAI Flags have a blue background. The FAI logo, comprising an image of an eagle in white on top of a golden earth, is superimposed on a background of pale blue meridians and parallels symbolising FAI’s worldwide reach.
Each FAI Championship organizer will automatically receive one flag. Additional flags (vertical or horizontal versions) are available on request at a price of CHF 80.- each (postage and packing included)."

Jan Mertens, January 15, 2005.

Old flag of the World Air Sports Federation

Flag and logo shown under 1.7 of the Statutes approved 28/29 September, 2000:

The text says: The Flag and Logos symbolise the international spirit of aviation and the friendship and cooperation of FAI Members and the men and women who compete in air sports. The rainbow symbolises the historical link provided by FAI between heaven and earth. The FAI Logo consists of a stylised eagle with outspread wings standing on a sphere denoting the world with "FAI" in capital letters. The FAI Logo may be displayed in one of several colours and may be embellished by the rainbow in full circle or part of a circle. The World Air Games logo consists of a sphere denoting the earth (pale blue) overflown by three human figures (red, orange and green) in formation, with outstretched arms. The Flag has a white background. The Logo, in black, is located in the lower left hand corner. The colours of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and purple. The proportions of the Flag are two by three.
    1.7.2. The FAI Flag and Logo and the World Air Games Logo are the exclusive properties of FAI (By-Laws - Chapter 1).

Jan Mertens, August 23, 2003.