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".

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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.

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CIAM and CONTEST team up to promote aeromodelling

CONTESTThe FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) and CONTEST, the German company organising the CONTEST-Eurotour series of aeromodelling events, have agreed to closely work together for the good of aeromodelling by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.


FAI names Susanne Schödel as new Secretary General

Susanne SchoedelThe FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.


FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014

4-events-breitling-2014 ptThe FAI and Breitling are pleased to announce the FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014.

This year the focus is on a smaller number of events and an increased emphasis on supporting the events and creating a great image of these events which will benefit the events themselves, the FAI and Breitling.


CIAM Flyer (05-2013) - Fast Races with Electric Power

ciam flyer 05-2013Electric Pylon Racing is a discipline involving some of the highest speeds in areomodelling. These days, times of around 60 seconds for ten circuits around a triangular course of 400 m, corresponding to speeds of 300 km/h and more, are not unusual.