The skies above Oludeniz, Turkey will once again be full of bright and exciting chutes and some spectacular acrobatics as the 16th Oludeniz Air Games takes off on Tuesday 2oth October and finishes on Saturday 24th.

Aerobatic paragliding
Aerobatic paragliding

First held in the year 2000, this has become a highlight of the year but this time, following the tragic bombing in Ankara last weekend that killed over a hundred people attending a peace rally, and injured hundreds more, this year the festival of the skies will be low-key and smaller in scale.

This is because Turkey is still mourning this tragic loss of life and the organizers, FETAV, feel it would be inappropriate to have the usual celebrations.

However, hundreds of pilots, base jumpers, wingsuit flying, aerial acrobats and more, from many countries are still expected to attend the four-day event so expect to see some world-class skills on display.

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Safety will again be high on the agenda with around 80 people engaged in safety, medical and rescue roles.

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