4. Hosting FAI/ISC-Related Events
4.1 Event Organizers
4.1.1 USPA desires to have ISC-sanctioned parachuting events conducted in the United States and recognizes that the United States is home to experienced event organizers capable of organizing and conducting international parachuting events in a professional manner.
4.1.2 ISC First Category Events should be organized and conducted by professional event organizers in the U.S., including (but not limited to) drop zone operators.
4.1.3 Bidding for Events
22.214.171.124 Event organizers in the U.S. should have an equal opportunity to bid for ISC First Category Events.
126.96.36.199 USPA Headquarters will publish the schedule of planned First Category events to provide prospective organizers with equal access to information from which bids can be submitted to USPA.
4.2 FAI Event Categories
4.2.1 ISC Events are defined in the ISC Sporting Code, Section 5.
4.2.2 First Category Events are defined by the FAI/ISC as World Air Games, World, Continental, and Regional Championships, and other International Sporting Events approved by the ISC.
4.2.3 Second Category Events are other international sporting events organized in the U.S. by or under the authorization of NAA/USPA.
4.3 Proposals for Organizing ISC Events (First Category FAI Events)
4.3.1 The format for proposals will be similar to that provided in the ISC First Category Event Sanction Procedures document for World Parachuting Championships or World Cups.
4.3.2 Proposals may be submitted to USPA Headquarters at any time and must include at least the following:
188.8.131.52 the competition event(s) to be included
184.108.40.206 the venue(s) for the event(s)
220.127.116.11 the arrival and departure dates for the participants
18.104.22.168 the type of aircraft (and exit speed, ± 5 knots) to be used for each competition event
22.214.171.124 the cost of entry fees for competitors, delegation officials, and accompanying persons
126.96.36.199 whether or not accommodations, food, or local transportation will be provided; and if not, the availability and costs of such
188.8.131.52 intentions for media coverage and exploitation
4.3.3 Evaluation, approval, and promotion of proposals
184.108.40.206 Typically, decisions whether to approve proposals and forward them to the ISC will take place at the USPA Board meeting following receipt of the proposal, unless the USPA Executive Committee determines that there is a special need to make an interim decision prior to that meeting.
220.127.116.11 Once a proposal is received at USPA Headquarters, it will be distributed to the USPA Competition Committee, the ISC delegate, and the alternate ISC delegate for written reviews.
- The USPA Competition Committee should review the technical components of the proposed event to determine if all necessary technical elements and personnel will be in place (aircraft, judging, operations facilities, air space, communications, competitor preparation facilities, etc.).
- The ISC delegate should determine if the proposal complies with FAI and ISC regulations and how it may compare with competing proposals presented to the ISC for this same event and similar ISC events held previously.
- The ISC alternate delegate should determine the effects that the proposed event may have on USPA in general (staff time, expenses, media coverage, member benefits, etc.).
18.104.22.168 The three written reviews will be distributed to the USPA Board, and the organizer will be invited to present the proposal during the board meeting when the decision on the proposal will take place.
22.214.171.124 For USPA-approved proposals, the ISC delegate or alternate delegate will collaborate with the prospective event organizer to prepare a proposal for submission to the ISC using the ISC proposal form and following all ISC-designated procedures for submitting proposals to host ISC-sanctioned events.
4.4.1 Proposals must be submitted to USPA with a non-refundable $100 fee.
4.4.2 Event organizers conducting FAI-sanctioned events in the United States will pay USPA a sanction fee for each registered participant in addition to sanction fees imposed by the ISC.
4.5 Letters of Agreement
4.5.1 All organizers of ISC-sanctioned events must sign an FAI organizer agreement, which is available for review on the FAI-ISC website.
4.5.2 All hosts must sign an agreement with USPA.
4.5.3 The agreements specify the proprietary rights to be held by each party.