Hat-trick: World's best indoor radio-controlled aerobatic pilot wins FAI World Championships for a record third time
Sunday, 26 February 2017 10:34
Gernot 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.
Friday, 10 February 2017 12:12
This is fast developing into the latest craze. Flying small radiocontrolled multicopters via video goggles for a first-person view is becoming increasingly popular.
Monday, 26 December 2016 09:52
Congratulations Vincent Delcommene (also known as VINCBEE): the first FPV Racing World Cup champion.
Monday, 19 December 2016 16:23
In recent years, electric flying has seen the totally unspectacular emergence of a new electric glider class (F5J). It is characterised by its large (maximum span of 4 m) but very lightweight RC glider models (800 to 1500 g) equipped with relatively small electric motors (approx. 500 W).
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 09:00
The FAI, World Air Sports Federation, is putting itself at the centre of the international discussions about drones and drone sports as they happen around the world.
Friday, 02 December 2016 14:57
As part of its announcement for driving global drone sports, FAI is attending the International Drone Sports Conference in Pyeongchang, Korea, together with Korean Federation for Aeromodelling, Kama, which is a Member of FAI.
Monday, 28 November 2016 13:31
As the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, FAI is responsible for world drone sports. As part of its work in this area, the Federation has now established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the Executive of the Aeromodelling Commission as well as senior FAI officials.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 14:03
A delegation of FAI officials were in Muncie, Indianapolis, USA over the weekend of 10-12 November 2016 to meet with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of model aviation in the USA.
Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:13
Model flying is an activity which is as old as manned aviation itself. Many of the aviation pioneers developed their designs on the basis of tests conducted using models and model aircraft remain an important element of aerospace education.
Monday, 10 October 2016 09:45
FAI will hold an International Conference and Expo on drones in 2017, focusing on three areas: sports, innovation and safety.