A three-day workshop has been held by World Air Sports Federation (FAI) to discuss preparations for next year's World Games in Wroclaw.
The Games in the Polish city are due to feature three air sports disciplines - paramotors, canopy piloting and glider aerobatics.
Event directors and officials from the three disciplines were among those to attend the workshop.
Topics discussed included the lessons learned from the previous World Games in Cali 2013, the proposed selection process for the Games and the daily schedule during the event.
The workshop included a site visit to Szymanow Airfield, where the three air sport competitions are due to take place.
Test events were held to allow judges and officials to familiarise themselves with venue and to practice the simultaneous running of three air sports activities .
The brand new pond built for the canopy piloting event was tested by parachutists Cornelia Mihai, Jeannie Bartholomew and her husband Curt, the reigning World Games and FAI World Air Games champion.
Several meetings took place with the International World Games Association (IWGA) and local organisers.
An aerial display was organised by the Wroclaw Aeroclub to welcome top executives of IWGA and the local organiser when they inspected the venue.
“It was very important to have a great start of the project and I am delighted with the outcome of our workshop," Markus Haggeney, the sports and events director of FAI and the competition manager for Wroclaw 2017, said.
"A good understanding of the different air sports by all parties involved and a strong cooperation between FAI, IWGA, the local organiser and aviation authorities are the keys to success.
"We all look forward to this great event which will be a unique opportunity for us to showcase our sports in multi-disciplines events."