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9 July 2012: Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft for almost 20 minutes

Five years ago today, on 9 July 2012, Japanese pilot Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft with exte...

Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo promoting Innovation, Safety and Sports

FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Swit...

Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

 FAI has issued a call for bids for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, to be held ...

CIAM Flyer (02-2017) - Small-Scale Lindbergh 2003, Maynard Hill’s transatlantic flight

In 2002, after a gruelling 4-year marathon of hard work, retired Johns Hopkins University metallur...

Hat-trick: World's best indoor radio-controlled aerobatic pilot wins FAI World Championships for a record third time

Gernot Bruckmann (left), a professional radio-controlled aeromodel pilot from Austria, won gold at t...

Women with wings: Meet Drone Pilot GaYeon Mo

Meet 17-year-old Korean drone pilot GaYeon Mo, whose years of Taekwondo and Wushu training showed he...

9 July 2012: Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft for almost 20 minut....

9 July 2012: Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft for almost 20 minut....

Five years ago today, on 9 July 2012, Japanese pilot Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft with extensible motor for 19 min 40 sec, thus breaking the World Record in Duration. His remarkable record st....

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Registration opens  for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference an....

Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference an....

FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1 - 3 September 2017 about Innovation, Safety and Sports.

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Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

 FAI has issued a call for bids for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, to be held in late 2017 or early 2018.

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Technical Notice – Revised Volumes effective 1st June 2017

Technical Notice – Revised Volumes effective 1st June 2017

Please be advised that Revised Versions of the 2017 edition of the following Sporting Code Volumes have been published:

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Technical Notices - Rules Effective 1st June 2017

Technical Notices - Rules Effective 1st June 2017

The 2017 CIAM Plenary Meeting approved the early implementation of rules contained in the following Sporting Code Volumes:

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Ten Years Ago: Mardna's 111km model seaplane world record

Ten Years Ago: Mardna's 111km model seaplane world record

Ten years ago Toomas Mardna set a world record for aeromodelling that still stands today: a 111km out-and-return flight with a piston-motor seaplane, flying along the banks of Lake Maardu in Estonia. ....

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6 September 1970: Maynard Hill, the Lindbergh of Model Planes,  Boosts....

6 September 1970: Maynard Hill, the Lindbergh of Model Planes, Boosts....

Let us look back 45 years on the 6 September 1970 and recall an FAI World Record in Gain in Altitude for Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling (Class F) that has not been broken since. On that day, the Ame....

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Andres Leoni (ESP-ARG)

World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Andres Leoni (ESP-ARG)

Name Andres LEONI Sport Aeromodelling Gender M Nationality ESP - ARG Year of birth 1981 Start year in the sport 1989 Experience 24 years Best achievem....

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Alan Goljevscek (SLO)

World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Alan Goljevscek (SLO)

Name Alan GOLJEVSCEK   Sport Aeromodelling Gender M Nationality SLO Year of birth 1987 Start year in the sport 2004 Experience approx. 7000 hours of fl....

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Current Events

Vitoria Open -

Event ID

: 11752    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Pico del Fraile (Spain)

Date(s)

: 21 Jul to 23 Jul 2017

Website

:http://vitoriaf3f.com


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Bulgaria Cup -

Event ID

: 11825    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)

Place

: Dupnitsa (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 21 Jul to 23 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.f1abc.com


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EUROTOUR - South Moravia Cup -

Event ID

: 11580    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (Thermal Gliders with electric motor and altimeter/motor run timer)

Place

: Boretice - Kravi Hora (Czech Rep.)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 23 Jul 2017


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World Cup F3A Cerceda 2017 -

Event ID

: 11593    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3A (Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft)

Place

: Cerceda (Spain)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 23 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.asgaivotas.com


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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OPen F5J Principado de Asturias -

Event ID

: 11594    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (Thermal Gliders with electric motor and altimeter/motor run timer)

Place

: Gijon - Asturias (Spain)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 23 Jul 2017

Alternate dates

: 29 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.clubcentralasturias.com


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Prilep Cup - Trophy of Prilep -

Event ID

: 11611    

Bid:

264

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield)
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)
F1P (Power Model Aircraft)
F1Q (Electric Power Model Aircraft)

Place

: Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 23 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.prilepcup.info


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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F5B Burgkunstadt -

Event ID

: 11669    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5B (Motor Gliders)

Place

: Burgkundstadt (Germany)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 23 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.sfg-burgkunstadt.de


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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In memory of Jozef Gabris -

Event ID

: 11794    

Bid:

300

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2B (Aerobatic Model Aircraft)

Place

: Zarnovica (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 23 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.lmkhas.sk


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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FAI F3 World Championships for Model Helicopters -

Event ID

: 10641    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3C (Helicopters) - seniors
F3N (Helicopters Freestyle) - seniors
F3C (Helicopters) - juniors
F3N (Helicopters Freestyle) - juniors

Place

: Wloclawek (Poland)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.rcheli-wchs2017.pl


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Upcoming Events

23 July 2017 2017 FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders - Lviv (Ukraine)
25 July 2017 2017 FAI F1 Junior European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft - Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
25 July 2017 2017 FAI F3D World Championship for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft - Dala-Järna (Sweden)
27 July 2017 2017 Yangel Cup - Dnipropetrovs'k (Ukraine)
29 July 2017 2017 Setubal Drone Race - Setubal (Portugal)
29 July 2017 2017 EUROTOUR F5F Bad Kissingen - Bad Kissingen (Germany)
29 July 2017 2017 Wild Man's Trophy - Lappeenranta (Finland)
29 July 2017 2017 Slovenia Cup - Vipava (Slovenia)
29 July 2017 2017 F3A World Cup Böheimkirchen - Böheimkirchen (Austria)
29 July 2017 2017 CanAm Cup - Muskegon, Michigan (USA)
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Common FAI strategy for Drones

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At the recent FAI meetings of the FAI Executive Board, Commission Presidents and representatives from NACs, at Heraklion Crete, a proposal from CIAM, the FAI Aeromodelling Commission, was presented and discussed. This proposal was to establish and implement a common FAI strategy for the drones.

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Bid applications

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Call for bid applications for aeromodelling competitions. 

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Classes

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Full list of Model Aircraft competition classes, with brief information, for all the categories. Full information and the competition rules may be seen in the appropriate volume of the FAI Sporting Code.

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