Wakefield Cup anniversary

The first competition for the oldest trophy in international aeromodelling, the Wakefield Cup, was held on September 29 1928. September 2008 thus marks the 80th anniversary of this trophy for free flight rubber powered aircraft, which is now awarded at World Championships for category F1B.

September 2008; F2B Judging/Scoring Committee formed

Since the revised set of rules for the F2B category was set in force in 2006, a level of acceptance and reliability has been reached. A period of calm and stability is now of great importance for competitors and organisers.

While current practices in this area have served us well in the past, further efforts must be undertaken to ensure that the future implementation of both judging and scoring complies with the precepts of equality, fairness and accuracy with respect to both the individual competitor, from competitor to competitor within a given competition and to the human factors governing the physical act of judging.


Overall placings - 2008 Space Modelling World Cup

Click here to download the overall 2008 Space Modelling World Cup results and rankings for the first 19 events held so far this year.

Technical Notice | 2008-04-08: F3C

At the recent CIAM Plenary Meeting, the F3C Helicopter rule 5.4.11 Classification was entirely replaced. The new rule is shown in its entirety in the downloadable file. The date of implementation of this rule is 1st May 2008. Mrs Jo Halman CIAM Technical Secretary

CIAM Proposal Form updated

The downloadable form to be used to submit proposals to CIAM has been amended. It can be found, along with updated guidelines on submitting proposals to CIAM, in a zipped file called “CIAM Proposal Submissions - Form & Guidelines” downloadable from the CIAM Documents page.

FAI/CIAM Space Models World Cup Awards

This year's CIAM Plenary meeting begins on 23rd March 2007 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (Switzerland). The Prizegiving Ceremony for Space Models WCup shall begin that day at 16.30 in the Auditorium of the Olympic Museum..


The new space modelling competition season begins

The new competition season 2007 begins in 38 days and 28 days is to the beginning on regular CIAM Bureau and Plenary meetings in Lausanne (SUI). There is not a Space Models Technical Meeting there this year. It will take place in March 2008.


Volumes ABR and F7 updated

The 2007 edition of volumes ABR and F7 of Section 4 of the FAI Sporting Code which were originally published on 22 December 2006 were missing a few updates which have now been added to the documents. The revised documents are now available for downloading on the website at http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/documents/sc4 We recommend that those of you who already downloaded the documents before the release of the 'revision 1' versions get the updated files. We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing and thank you for your understanding.

2007 Sporting Code and Calendar

The 2007 edition of Section 4 of the FAI Sporting Code (Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling) has now been published on the website. It is available from the CIAM Documents entry under the "Select from the CIAM Pages" menu. The 2007 Contest Calendar is available from the International Contest Calendar entry under the same menu.

Word/PDF files of new stickers available for downloading

The new stickers that accompany the new FAI aeromodelling model specification certificates are now available for downloading in both Word and PDF format from the 'CIAM Forms' page.

New model specification certificates and stickers

The FAI aeromodelling model specification certificates and stickers have been updated to a new design. All NACs will be required to use the new certificates and stickers starting on 1st January 2007 for all FAI sanctioned international aeromodelling competitions that require them. The CIAM Bureau has agreed that old stickers already displayed on existing models will remain acceptable at the present time, but the new stickers should used when possible and in any case must be used on all new models.