Welcome to the Aerophilately Commission of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie

The aim of this website is to be the first port of call for; exhibitors, judges and all who are interested in Aerophilately.

The website contains the contact information for the members of the Bureau and the national delegates to the FIP Aerophilately Commission and various handy details about exhibiting,exhibitions, references and links to other useful sites.


Latest News


There will be an Aerophilately delegates' meeting held during the INDONESIA 2022 World Stamp Championship Exhibition in Jakarta on Monday 8 August from 14:00 - 16:00 in Room 2.  Delegates will be voting for the next Aerophilately Bureau.


CAPEX 22 Aerophilately Commission Report


CAPEX 22 Aerophilately Presentation


Congratulations go to Damian Läge who won the Grand Prix at CAPEX 2022 with his exhibit The Pigeon Mail of Great Barrier Island, an  Aerophilately first .


Welcome to our new national delegate from the USA Dr Mark Banchik


A fond farewell to the national delegate from the USA Stephen Reinhard.   Stephen was an energtic member of the Bureau for many years and a past Chairman of the Aerophilately Commission.


Vale Michael Lin

We are saddened to learn that Michael Lin, Acting Secretary, died on 20th February 2022 after a long illness. We have sent our condolences to his wife Sally.

Michael was an important member of the Taiwan philatelic team with a particularly important contribution to Literature. His contribution will be missed in Taiwan, FIAP and worldwide.



Dates: 9 – 12 June 2022

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Canadian Aerophilatelic Society will be hosting a meeting of the FIP Aerophilately Commission from 12 noo to 2:00 pm on Saturday 11 June at the CAPEX 22 venue.  The meeting will include a presentation by Norman Banfield, Acting Chairman of the FIP Aerophilatelic Commission, about developments in the Guidelines for Aerophilatelic Exhibiting.  Arrangement will be made so that people who are not at CAPEX can participate in the meeting by Zoom.


Andrée Trommer-Schiltz

Welcome to our new national delegates from Italy and Luxembourg, Flavio Riccitelli and Andrée Trommer-Schiltz respectively.



The FIP Board has regular meetings with Commission Chairmen and Secretaries.  One matter raised has been the different wording used in the Guidelines for definitions of the same matter e.g. for Treatment, Rarity etc.  A working group was set up to align the Guidelines across the different classes.

At the meeting at PRAGA in August 2018, it was pointed out that there were three sets of requirements: GREV (setting out the principles for exhibiting and judging), the SREV (providing more detail and specific to each class) and the Guidelines (explaining in detail how the SREVs are to be applied/interpreted).  Why do we need three documents – why not combine the SREV and Guidelines?

It was agreed that amended Guidelines (to include the contents of the SREV) should be prepared by each Commission with a target date of early December 2018.  For Aerophilately the New Guidelines were approved at the Aerophilately Commission meeting on 1 December 2018 and submitted to the FIP Board.  These New Guidelines were approved by the FIP Board on 28 August 2019 but for technical reasons, the Board has deferred their ratification to the FIP Congress to be held in Jakarta in August 2020.

It is recommended that for judging and exhibit education the New Aerophilately Guidelines be used.  I am sure you will find these much easier to use and understand.

Norman Banfield

Acting Chairman

FIP Aerophilately Commission



Aeropex2019 Results

A fond farewell to the national delegate from the USA Stephen Reinhard.  Stephen was an energetic member of the Bureau for many years and past Chairperson of the Commissio