Aero Club of India is the National Airsport Control
The Royal Aero Club of India and Burma Ltd, renamed as Aero Club of India (ACI), was founded on 19th September 1927. The primary objective of establishing the Club was to encourage flying as a sport and to create air mindedness among the youth of the country. The main aim was the development of sport aviation and astronautical activities throughout India.
Aero Club of India has been an active member of Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) since 1950.
Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) is the World body governing the Aerosports recognized by them. The FAI is presently headquartered at Switzerland and was founded on 14 October 1905. Member countries are represented in FAI by their principal National Airsport Controls. With more than 100 members, FAI brings together at international level representatives of all air sport disciplines.
ACI, being an Active member, represents all the air sport disciplines practised in the country.
ACI is the apex body for the Flying Clubs and Aero Sports organisations in India, which are engaged in General Aviation, Gliding, Skydiving, Paragliding & Hang Gliding, Ballooning, Microlight & Paramotors, Aeromodelling, Drones, Rotorcraft, Amateur Built Aircraft, etc.
Advent of new technologies, modern equipment and the arrival of new air sport disciplines have meant that the ACI’s sphere of involvement has broadened and continues to expand. New objectives are adopted to reflect developments in society and in the aspirations of those who practice air sports.