U.S. Indoor Skydiving Designated as NAA Air Sport Organization
Washington, D.C., April 23, 2018 – The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the official air sport authority in the United States, is pleased to announce that U.S. Indoor Skydiving has been named as the designated air sport organization (ASO) for the purposes of official Federation Aeronautique Internationale competitions and record attempts in the sport of indoor skydiving. U.S. Indoor Skydiving will work with the NAA, the International Parachute Commission, and the Federation Aeronautic International to further develop and advance this exciting air sport.
U.S. Indoor Skydiving becomes the seventh recognized American ASO, along with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Balloon Federation of America, International Aerobatic Club, Soaring Society of America, U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and the U.S. Parachute Association.
"We are very excited to lead the way on behalf of the United States." U.S. Indoor Skydiving interim executive director, RobertPizzini, stated. "Our vision is to develop the sport by developing a robust youth program similar to other sports, manage the US National team, and establish a US National Training Center in order to prepare our athletes for the World Cup and World Championship."
Adds NAA President Greg Principato, “With the explosive growth of indoor skydiving, both in the United States and around the world, we are very excited to work with Bob Pizzini and U.S. Indoor Skydiving to further advance the sport and attract ever greater numbers of participants, especially young people.”
The National Aeronautic Association is a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering opportunities to participate fully in aviation activities and to promoting public understanding of the importance of aviation and space flight to the United States. NAA is the caretaker of some of the most important aviation awards in the world and certifies all national aviation records set in the United States. For information, visit www.naa.aero.