The Government is mulling to formulate a national air sports policy as well as to set up an apex body for air sports to promote the sports by making it ‘safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable.’ The national air sports policy will cover sports like aerobatics, aeromodelling, amateur-built and experimental aircraft, ballooning, drones, skydiving, and vintage aircraft.

What

  1. The civil aviation ministry said the plan aims to promote air sports by making it “safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable."
  2. The ministry has also sought public opinion on the (NASP 2022) till January 31.
  3. Under the policy, the government plans to establish an Air Sports Federation of India (ASFI) as the apex governing body.
  4. The ASFI will represent India at The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and other global platforms related to air sports.
  5. The Federation Aronautique Internationale (FAI), headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland is the world governing body for air sports.
  6. The vision is to make India one of the top air sports nations by 2030, the ministry said.
  7. The draft has been prepared by a committee comprising senior officials from the Union government, Indian armed forces, Aero Club of India, National Cadet Corps and air sports experts.