The World Air Games in Dubai perceives more than 850 contestants from 55 countries contend in 23 diverse chastisements, from model aircraft racing to hustle skydiving.
A hot-air balloon is seen over Dubai as part of a practice take-off
Breitling Wingwalkers Marie Killerby and Sarah Tanner soar above the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai
French paraglider Theo de Blic flies above the Skydive Dubai Dropzone during a solo aerobatics run
Skydivers train for the two-way formation event above the Skydive Dubai Desert Dropzone. The third skydiver is a cameraman, who films the competing pair for judging once on the ground
A pilot competes in the freestyle round of the powered aerobatics discipline, which is set to music
Paraglider Pal Hammer Rognoy exits the launch helicopter to start his round of solo aerobatics above the Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone runway.
Zoltan Veres and his display team perform in front of the skyline of Dubai
Hot-air balloons launch as the Sun goes down
Yuri Garmachov, from Russia, swoops in during the freestyle round of canopy piloting. Competitors hit speeds of up to 100mph (160km/h) on approach to the water.
Eliot Nochez flies over the Palm Jumeirah and the stadium built for the opening ceremony
A solo aerobatics paraglider competitor trails smoke above Logo Island, part of the Palm Jumeirah
Tim Alongi exits the helicopter at the start of his solo aerobatic routine. Below him is construction for the Dubai Eye, a planned 210m (689ft) Ferris wheel that will be the biggest in the world
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