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One month to go until the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo!

In one month the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo will open its door at the EPFL (Ec...

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...

CIAM Flyer (03-2017) - FAI Space Modelling’s World Cup – the Histo....

CIAM Flyer (03-2017) - FAI Space Modelling’s World Cup – the Histo....

1980s…just so much was happening in the ‘Real World’. An Iron Curtain corroding and creaking, a Berlin Wall flawed and crumbling: focal changes definitely imminent. Model Flying in Eastern Europ....

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One month to go until the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and ....

One month to go until the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and ....

In one month the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo will open its door at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

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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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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

FAI S European Championships for Space Models -

Event ID

: 10649    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S5C (Scale Altitude Models)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models)
S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S5C (Scale Altitude Models)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S8D (Rocket Glider Duration - 10.01 to 20.00 NS)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)

Place

: Wloclawek (Poland)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 25 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.spacemodels.pl


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FAI F1E World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft -

Event ID

: 10640    

Bid:

641

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1E (Gliders with Automatic Steering) - seniors
F1E (Gliders with Automatic Steering) - juniors

Place

: Turda (Romania)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 25 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.frmd.ro


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Upcoming Events

25 August 2017 48th Eifelpokal 2017 - Zülpich (Germany)
25 August 2017 2017 Astana cup - Suzdal (Russia)
26 August 2017 2017 Turda Cup - Turda (Romania)
26 August 2017 35th Memorijal Izet Kurtalic - Bosanski Petrovac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
26 August 2017 2017 Hohenstoffeln Pokal - Binningen (Switzerland)
26 August 2017 11th Tiroler Fesselfliegen - Radfeld (Austria)
26 August 2017 2017 F3K Martin Cup - Martin (Slovakia)
26 August 2017 2017 EUROTOUR Nancy F3J - Nancy (France)
26 August 2017 6th F3A Lowland Cup - Deelen (Netherlands)
27 August 2017 2017 RAID Gliders International - Borgo Maggiore (San Marino)
More events

 

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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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