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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.

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

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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80th Birthday of Dr Jerry Gregorek a Space Models Pioneer

Dr GERALD MICHAEL GREGOREK (U.S.A), much better known as JERRY, one of the real pioneers in space modelling shall celebrate soon his 80th birthday. During his 40 years career in space modelling Jerry was a NAC team member, NAC team manager and he holds many important positions at domestic and international level.

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A Reminder and the Guidelines for the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4, Volume Space Models General Revision

An idea of the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4, Volume SPACE MODELS general revision was thoroughly discussed at the 16th World Spacemodelling Championships (WSMCh) in Baikonur in 2006 based on a project of Vladimir Minakov (Russia). There were two official changes of the rules since than, but a complete revision should be prepared for 2012.

At the 18th WSMCh 2010 held in Irig (Serbia) were given proposals to make the rules shorter, easier to understand and supported by more drawings that are more illustrative than verbal descriptions.

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Current CIAM Class List

A revised list of the current Aeromodelling classes, including Space Modelling, appears here. Updated 29th April 2011.

Current CIAM Class List

A revised list of the current Aeromodelling classes, including Space Modelling, appears here. Updated 29th April 2011.