Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:56
First ever FAI-sanctioned drone sporting activity coming soon!
From a rare object accessible only to a few to a widely distributed product affordable by many, drones have become incredibly popular in the space of a few years thanks to the miniaturisation of on-board electronic devices and advanced flight systems.
In this context, it was logical that the FAI, and particularly its Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM), actively contribute to their development, and even more natural to include them in its activities given their huge potential in terms of participants and types of event. This has now happened and drone model aircraft are officially part of CIAM following the publication of a CIAM draft rule document for sportive and recreational activities with drones and especially multi-rotors (rotorcraft with more than two rotors).
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 12:20
The 2015 Annual Meeting of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) was held on 24 and 25 April 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The CIAM Bureau Members met a day earlier at the same location.
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:58
Technical Notice – Rules Effective 1st May 2015
The 2015 CIAM Plenary Meeting approved the early implementation of rules contained in the following Sporting Code Volumes: F2 Control Line, F3 Aerobatic, F3 Soaring and F3 Helicopter. These rules have been published and can be downloaded from the Technical Notices on the Documents Page.
Monday, 04 May 2015 13:46
As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organisers to the Executive Board, the FAI Head Office, the Air Sports Commissions and experts, is in full action to make the event a huge success. A series of meetings took place recently which brought together key personalities from the FAI community and the Event Organising Committee.
Monday, 09 March 2015 15:14
The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.
Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:58
To All F2C Fliers
As you all know, new rules to control noise in F2C were introduced in January of this year. One of the principles of these new rules is that initially only the venturi needs to be changed on the engines, however the rules did not make clear what to do about the supplementary fuel jet fitted on most engines.
This issue has been discussed with Rob Fitzgerald, the F2C Working Group Chairman and Kevin Dodd the CIAM Technical Secretary and the following clarification has been agreed.
The rule states:
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 13:19
Catapult Gliders is a brilliant class to start a flying career with and the class can also give the expert flyer lots of fun. Simple, cheap and quick models to build and flying is spectacular.
Friday, 26 December 2014 14:01
Whenever aeromodellers appear in public, they encounter an appreciative audience. Air shows outdoors, in a stadium or an indoor arena, are among the most important communication instruments. While championships are more likely to be of interest to insiders, the variety presented at an air show can inspire a broader audience. During the colder seasons, during extended periods of strong winds, rain or snow, exhibitions of model aircraft in large indoor spaces will always draw crowds.