Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

glider-aero landscapeThe FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.


Urgent Technical Notices from 2014 Plenary Meeting

urgent technical noticesUrgent Technical Notices were generated at the 2014 CIAM Plenary Meeting. They deal with the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4 Aeromodelling under the volumes ABR (CIAM Internal Regulations, General Rules for International Contests), F3 Soaring (F3F), F4 Scale, F5 Electric Flight, and Space Models. Download the document here Urgent Technical Notices 2014 Plenary Meeting and then scroll down and click on "Technical Notices".

Main decisions taken at the 2014 CIAM Annual Meeting

CIAM logoThe 2014 Annual Meeting of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) was held on 11 and 12 April 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The CIAM Bureau Members met a day earlier at the same location.


CIAM Flyer (02-2014) - How Aeromodellers Are Working for the Future of Mankind

Capture CIAM flyer 02-2014The problems of mankind's future are associated with energy and resources. With solar aeromodelling, young people can learn how to use energy economically and efficiently.


2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

2013FAI-Annual-Report Capture CoverThe 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of last year’s activities and achievements of the Federation, has been released.


CIAM Jury Pack

urgent technical noticesCIAM Bureau has instituted a "Jury Pack" to help and guide FAI Jury Presidents.  Access the basis of the CIAM Jury Pack on the Documents page and scroll down to "Other Documents".

CIAM Technical Secretary


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The Electronic Devices in Competition Working Group, recently established by CIAM, now has its own webpage EDIC WG & Electronic Device Approvals well as its own volume of the Sporting Code (first issue 2014) Sporting Codes. The webpage will carry the issued letters of approval for various electronic devices used in competition and well as a status list of all approved devices.

CIAM Technical Secretary, 26 Feb 14

Invitation to Express Interest for the Manufacture of F5J Altimeters

CIAM F5JElectronic devices used in competitions for scoring purposes need to be manufactured under specific technical specifications.  Such devices need to be checked for compliance with the specifications and be approved for official use in competitions.


Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

Angelo d ArrigoThe FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.


CIAM Flyer (01-2014) - To compensate the assymetrical forces

ciam flyer 01 2014Around the era of 1950 some single engine fighter planes were fitted with two contra-rotating coaxial propellers in order to compensate the serious troubles caused by the assymetrical forces of their extremely powerful piston engines, normally swinging just one huge propeller. Mostly the late production Spitfires, determined to operate from aircraft carriers, were powered that way and are a nice example for this development.


F5 Technical Notice

Postit Sporting Code CIAMA revised version of the 2014 edition of the F5 Electric Model Aircraft volume of the Sporting Code has been published.  It can be downloaded from the Documents page.

CIAM Technical Secretary