F3P Technical Notice

F3P Tech Notice LogoThe F3P 2014-2015 Manoeuvre descriptions & schedules are available on the F3 Aerobatics page ahead of the publication of the 2014 edition of the Sporting Code.  Please be aware that these are considered "unofficial" until publshed in the Sporting Code effective 1st January 2014.

CIAM Flyer (04-2013) - How aeromodelling can boost a career

ciam flyer 4-2013The realisation that hobby and career can benefit each other is not new. Aeromodelling as a highly technical hobby and demanding sport presents a particularly large number of synergies with career and work. Many remarkable examples can be found in the technical trades and professions, one of which is CNC operator, Rogers.


Technical Notice

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Please be aware that there is a mistake in the effective date of three approved proposals in the 2013 CIAM Plenary Minutes V2. The rules and correct dates are shown below:

F1A:   3.1.2 Characteristics of Gliders F1A

          (dealing with dethermalisation of the model)

                    Effective date: 01/01/14

F2C:   4.3.4 Characteristics of a Team Racing Model Aircraft

          (dealing with the silencing system)

          Effective date: 01/01/15

F2C:   Annex 4M Silencer Testing Procedure

          Effective date: 01/01/15

Mrs Jo Halman

CIAM Technical Secretary

World Championships Medals per Nation

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All the statistics about the 2012 aeromodelling world championships can now be downloaded here.

FAI Secretary General Badan to step down from his position - Search for his replacement underway

Jean-Marc_BadanThe FAI has announced that Jean-Marc Badan is to step down as FAI Secretary General, effective 30 November 2013. The FAI Executive Board has created a high priority working group to search for his replacement. Candidates are invited to submit their written application and CV by Wednesday 25 September 2013 (12.00 CET) at the latest by e-mail to sec.gen@fai.org.


CIAM Flyer (03-2013) - Electric jets – an interesting contradiction

ciam flyer 03 2013Aeromodellers have long ago implemented a concept that is – at least to date – not possible in people-carrying aviation: faithful reproductions of jet aeroplanes with electric ducted fan, EDF.


Technical Notices Effective 01-June-13 Issue 3

urgent technical noticesSporting Code amendments generated at the 2013 Plenary Meeting for ABR, F2, F3N & F5D and effective 1st June 2013  may be downloaded ...


Corrected F3N Optional Manoeuvre B.1

urgent technical noticesThere is a correction to the F3N Optional Manoeuvre B.1 in the 2013 Sporting Code. 


Agreement signed to promote Aeromodelling

FAME-CIAM-signature-MoU-2013FAME, the marketing arm of the FAI, the World Air Sports Federation has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM), during the 2013 CIAM Annual Meeting held Friday, April, 20th.


Main decisions taken at the 2013 CIAM Annual Meeting

CIAM logoThe 2013 Annual Meeting of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) was held on 19 and 20 April 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland. This year saw a particularly high number of delegates and a total attendance of around 90 people.


New 2012 FAI Annual Report just out !

2012 FAI Annual Report coverThe FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.

It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.