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

akihiro danjo_2012-2017Five 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 still stands today.


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

DJI-1024x631FAI 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.


Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

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


Technical Notice – Revised Volumes effective 1st June 2017

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


Technical Notices - Rules Effective 1st June 2017

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


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

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In 2002, after a gruelling 4-year marathon of hard work, retired Johns Hopkins University metallurgist Maynard Luther Hill began the attempts at crossing the Atlantic with his model aeroplane. On 9th August 2003 "TAM 5" took off in Newfoundland and, 38 hours, 52 minutes and 19 seconds later, reached Ireland near Mannin Beach.


1st FAI Drone Events Organiser Meeting held in Lausanne

The 1st FAI Drone Events Organiser Meeting was held on 29 and 30 April 2017 at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Revised Version of the 2017 edition of the Sporting Code Volume F3 – FPV Racing published

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Please be advised that a Revised Version of the 2017 edition of the Sporting Code Volume F3 – FPV Racing has been published.

This will provide essential revised rules for the 2017 World Cups.

The Revised Version can be downloaded from the Documents page.

CIAM Technical Secretary
 26 March 2017

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

Gernot BruckmannGernot Bruckmann (left), a professional radio-controlled aeromodel pilot from Austria, won gold at the 2017 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft in France, when it finished at the weekend. The win came after a close-fought week-long competition that was held at the Rotonde Gymnasium in Strasbourg between 19-25 February 2017.


Women with wings: Meet Drone Pilot GaYeon Mo

IMGL0659-copyMeet 17-year-old Korean drone pilot GaYeon Mo, whose years of Taekwondo and Wushu training showed her she could take on the boys and win!


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