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50th Anniversary of spacemodelling in the FAI - Special Awards Ceremony

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".

The Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 20 April 2012 in Lausanne, Switzerland, in the presence of FAI President John Grubbström who had the pleasure of distributing the diplomas to the recipients, together with CIAM Space Modelling Sub-committee Chairman Srdjan Pelagic.

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CIAM Flyer 01-2012: The World of Indoor Flying

Indoor aeromodelling

At those latitudes where winter is cold and the days are shorter, the indoor season is in full swing. Indoor flying is a relatively new area of aero modelling which has, nevertheless, already found a firm place in the world of model flying. Take, for example, Michel, an experienced indoor aerobatics pilot. Lets have a look over his shoulder

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CIAM Flyer 06-2011: One Ranking for Model Flying Competitions Around the World

CIAM-Flyer 6-11N-1The FAI World Cup links the community of aeromodellers

The FAI World Cup is made up of a series of international competitions held during one season. The International World Air Sports Federation, FAI based in Lausanne, Switzerland awards medals and diplomas for the highest rankings achieved each year.

Download the full content of the latest CIAM Flyer (06-2011) - One Ranking for Model Flying Competitions Around the World in PDF format !

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2012 edition of the Sporting Code

Postit Sporting Code CIAMAll the volumes of the 2012 Aeromodelling Sporting Code have now been published.

CIAM Flyer 05-2011: Aeromodelling – How to Stay Safe

CIAM-Flyer 5-2011-SafetyAll beginnings are easy – but nevertheless potentially risky.

The new generation of ready-built model aeroplanes and helicopters – mostly made from foam materials – make aeromodelling easily accessible for everyone. While getting started is easy, a few safety issues must nevertheless be considered. These include insurance, legal regulations, handling of technology and flying itself.

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CIAM Flyer 04-2011: Quiet Emotions at the FAI European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft F1D

F1D CIAM Flyer 04-2011This year, the European Championships in indoor flying were once more held in Belgrade. While flights in many model flying competition categories are getting increasingly faster, longer and higher, indoor free-flight is dominated by a real slow-down culture.

This does not at all mean that these models' competition flights are any less thrilling and attractive. On the contrary – the silently circling small aeroplanes with their slowly rotating propellers fascinate everyone.

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Jean-Marc Badan appointed new FAI Secretary General

Jean-Marc_BadanJean-Marc Badan, the previous FAI Sports Director and Deputy to the Secretary General, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the International Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st October 2011.

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F5 World Cup Results 2011

The F5 World Cup results appear here.

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F5 World Cup Results 2011

The F5 World Cup results appear here.

Emil Giezendanner F5 World Cup Co-ordinator Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CIAM Flyer 03-2011 : ...and it does fly!

archaeopteryxThe Archaeopteryx Story - from Primeval Bird to a Glider Plane that can be Launched on Foot.

The flying capabilities of the Archaeopteryx – or primeval bird as it is also called – are disputed in modern palaeontology. Meantime, numerous fossils of bird-like dinosaurs have been discovered. Whether Archaeopteryx's flying attempts were only gliding flights or whether it could actually take off from the ground remains unclear.

What is certain, however, is that the glider "Archaeopteryx", built by two aeroplane designers, can be launched on foot from any slope or mountain, weighs only 50 kg and has excellent flight characteristics. Click to download the full content of the latest CIAM Flyer (03-2011) - And it does fly! The Archaeopteryx Story in PDF format !

Three Spacemodellers awarded with the FAI Awards for their achievements in 2010

Three spacemodellers shall receive the FAI Awards for their achievements in 2010. The FAI Antonov Aeromodelling Diploma shall receive Leszek Szwed (Poland) and Diplomas Paul Tissandier Nikola Cvjeticanin (Serbia) and Stanisa Petrovic (FYR Macedonia).

Their prizes make the whole SM community proud!

CONGRATULATIONS!

The awarded persons shall receive their prizes at the Opening Ceremony of the 105th FAI General Conference in Hotel Continental in Belgrade (Serbia) on 13th October, 2011 late in the afternoon.

FAI ANTONOV AEROMODELLING DIPLOMA

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