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Main decisions taken at the FAI Aeromodelling Commission 2012 Annual Meeting

CIAM logoThe 2012 Annual Meeting of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) was held on 20 and 21 April 2012 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Antonis Papadopoulos

Antonis Papadopoulos from Greece was elected President of the CIAM. "Aero and Space Modelling are very fascinating air sports which attract a lot of people, especially youngsters. As the President of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission, I will strive together with the Bureau members and the concerned National Airsport Controls to do all that is possible to promote our sport all over the world," Mr. Papadopoulos said after his election.

Here are the main decisions that were taken during the meeting:

Future competitions

The organisation of the following competitions has been awarded:

2013 - World Championships

2013 FAI World Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft
Herning, Denmark - 29 Jul to 04 Aug 2013 - F3K Hand Launch Gliders (Seniors and/or Juniors)

2013 FAI World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft 
Coburg, Germany - 2013 (date to be advised) - F3P Indoor Aerobatics (Seniors and Juniors)

2014 - World Championships

2014 FAI World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft for Juniors
Salonta, Romania - 12 Aug to 18 Aug 2014 - F1A, F1B, F1P (Juniors)

2014 FAI World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Slanic Prahova, Romania - 06 Oct to 10 Oct 2014 - F1D (Seniors and/or Juniors)

2014 FAI World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft
Wloclawek, Poland - 2014 (date to be advised) - F2A, F2B, F2C, F2D (Seniors and Juniors)

2014 FAI World Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft
Donovaly, Slovakia - 13 Sep to 20 Sep 2014 - F3F Slope Soaring Gliders (Seniors and Juniors)

2014 FAI World Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft
Martin, Slovakia - 2014 (date to be advised) - F3J Thermal Duration Gliders (Seniors and/or Juniors)

2014 FAI World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft
Marmande-Virazei, France - 18 Jul to 27 Jul 2014 - F4C Radio Controlled Flying Scale Model Aircraft (Seniors and Juniors)

2014 FAI World Championships for Electric Model Aircraft
Turnau, Styria, Austria - 30 Aug to 05 Sep 2014 - F5B, F5D (Seniors and Juniors)

2014 FAI World Championships for Space Models
Kaspichan, Bulgaria - 24 Aug to 31 Aug 2014 - Space Models (Seniors and Juniors)

2013 Continental Championships

2013 FAI European Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia - 14 Sep to 21 Sep 2013 - F3F Slope Soaring Gliders (Seniors and Juniors)

2013 FAI European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Brno, Czech Republic - 20 Aug to 25 Aug 2013 - F3M Radio Controlled Aerobatic for Large Model Aircraft (Seniors and Juniors)

2014 Continental Championships

2014 FAI European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Salonta, Romania - 23 Aug to 29 Aug 2014 - F1A, F1B, F1C (Seniors)

2014 FAI European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Martin, Slovakia - 2014 (date to be advised) - F1E Gliders with Automatic Steering (Seniors and/or Juniors)

2014 FAI Asian Oceanic Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Pattaya, Thailand - 11 May to 17 May 2014 - F3A Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft (Seniors and Juniors

Awards    

Alphone Penaud Diploma: Antonio MAZZARACCHIO ITA)
Frank Ehling Diploma: Tetsuo HATTORI (JPN)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Spacemodelling in the FAI, organisations and individuals that have greatly contributed to the development of this activity have been awarded the "50th Anniversary of Spacemodelling in the FAI Diploma" (read the full report and the list of recipients of the 50th Anniversary of Spacemodelling in the FAI Diploma).

Bureau Elections   

New / President: Antonis PAPADOPOULOS (GRE)
New / President of Honour: Bob SKINNER (RSA)
1st  Vice President Gerhard WÖBBEKING (GER)
New / 2nd Vice President: Kevin DODD (AUS)
3rd Vice President: Andras REE (HUN)
Secretary: Massimo SEMOLI (SUI)
Technical Secretary: Jo HALMAN (GBR)
Treasurer: Andras REE

Subcommittee Chairmen    

F2: Bengt-Olof SAMUELSSON (SWE)
F4: Narve JENSEN (NOR)
F5: Emil GIEZENDANNER (SUI)
F7: Marcel PREVOTAT (FRA)
SPACE: Srdjan PELAGIC (SRB)
EDUCATION: Gerhard WöBBEKING (GER)

Next Meeting

The next FAI Aeromodelling Commission annual meeting will take place on 19 to 20 April 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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