Austrian Aeroclub (Österreichischer Aeroclub)
It is the Austrian association of the noncommerical general aviation. The club is member of the „Federation Aeronautique Internationale“ (FAI). This non profit organisation operates unpolitical and on a democratic basis.
The Austrian Aeroclub acts as an official body in a number of areas, including the following:
- it issues civil pilots' licences for hot air balloonists, parachutists and for glider, hang glider and paraglider pilots;
- it maintains the flight register for gliders, balloons, microlights, hang gliders and paragliders;
- it licenses companies which maintain or develop and manufacture parachutes, hang-gliders and paragliders, or which supply those companies;
- it licenses instructors in parachuting, hang gliding, paragliding and ballooning.