2010 FAI World Championships for Space Models was held at the flying field Pavlovci near spa Vrdnik (Serbia) from 21st to 28th August, 2010. The organizers were Aeronautical Union of Serbia and the Modelling Club "Sirmium" from Sremska Mitrovica. Hosting township was Irig. Participated 23 countries from Europe, Asia and America - total 353 participants and the organizing team of 136 persons!
Competition was in 8 classes in both Junior and Senior classification. These were:
JUNIOR COMPETITION CLASSES: S1A, S3A,S4A,S5B,S6A,S7,S8D & S9A.
SENIOR COMPETITION CLASSES: S1A, S3A,S4A,S5C,S6A,S7,S8E/P & S9A.
Electronic altimeters were used here for the first time in the FAI SM Championships and gave a new impulse to development of the altitude classes. Thanks to electronic measurements altitude classes shall become popular again very soon.
Complete score lists and a lot of photographs and clips may be downloaded from the organizer's site http://www.mksirmium.com.
These Championships were 18th Senior and 9th Junior SM Championships. Serbia was hosting successfully the FAI SM Championships several times: 1972 - 1st WSMCh in Vrsac, 1987 - 5th WSMCh in Belgrade, 2003 - 9th EuSMCh in Sremska Mitrovica, 2009 - 12th EuSMCh in Irig and 2010 - 18th WSMCh in Irig.
Next 2011 FAI European Championships for Space Models shall be held in Buzau (Romania) and 2012 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Liptovsky Mikulas (Slovakia). Both of these event shall be held in last week of August.