Air sports are a dangerous but exhilarating hobby. The risk certainly doesn't keep people from flying, but even the best-trained air sports adventurers need to be leery of the long list of things that can go wrong on a flight.
According to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, which operates as the world governing body for air sports and aeronautical records, there are 10 different air sport disciplines.
There is also wingsuit flying, which is not governed by the FAI rules.
While air sports might seem like a new sports phenomenon to the casual onlooker, they've been around since the turn of the 20th century. The pioneering efforts of the Wright Brothers, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Clément Ader and others helped mankind achieve its dream of flight.
Once you put a person up in the air, new problems arise. Countless different malfunctions can take place when you're falling to the ground or in flight. We'll take a look at 10 of these potential problems.