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Phuket 2014

Air Sport
List of Disciplines
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Air Sport

Air Sport

The term Air sports covers a range of aerial activities such as:

 Aerobatiacs
 Aeromodeling
 Ballooning
 General aviation including Air racing
 Gliding
 Hang gliding
 Human powered aircraft
 Parachuting
 Paragliding
 Power Kites

Air Sports Federation of Asia (ASFA), is the Air Sports Federation of Asia is governing all Air Sports in the Asian Continent. ASFA is recognised by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). ASFA was formed in the year 2016 to broad base & promote Air Sports amongst Asians and to professionally strengthen the Asian Continent in this sphere. It is a non-government and Not for Profit sporting international institution.
 

List of disciplines

  • Powered Paragliding
  • Paragliding

Powered paragliders usually fly between 15 and 45 mph (25 and 70 km/h) at altitudes from 'foot-dragging in the grass' up to 18,000 ft (5400 m) although most flying is done under 500 ft (150 m) AGL (above ground level). Due to the paramotor's slow forward speed, it must not be flown in conditions of high wind, turbulence, or intense thermal activity.

The paramotor, weighing from 45 to 80 pounds (20 to 36 kg) is supported by the pilot during takeoff. After a brief run (typically 10 feet or 3 metres) the wing lifts the motor and its harnessed pilot off the ground. After takeoff, the pilot gets into the seat and sits suspended beneath the inflated paraglider wing. Control is available using brake toggles for roll and a hand-held throttle for pitch.

List of events

  • mixed

    1. PRECISION

    2. ECONOMY

    3. OVERALL

    4. TEAM

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Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying person who sits in a harness suspended below a modified parachute.

The shape of this fabric wing is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front and this impacts on how far the pilot can go, it can be steered or controlled by the lines/strings attached to the parachute. Take off and landing is usually by foot.

Paragliding was incorporated into the Asian Beach Games in 2008.

List of events

  • men

    1. ACCURACY

    2. DISTANCE

    3. TEAM ACCURACY

    4. TEAM DISTANCE

    5. TEAM CROSS COUNTRY

  • women

    1. ACCURACY

    2. DISTANCE

    3. TEAM ACCURACY

    4. TEAM DISTANCE

    5. TEAM CROSS COUNTRY

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