How to set a Record

Years 2010-2015

Author: Peter Keim


CIAM Plenary Meeting April 16/17 in Lausanne, attended by 82 representatives from 35 countries.
The new Secretary General Stephane Desprez attended a part of the meeting.
There were no changes in Bureau positions.
The voting system changed to a simple majority without abstentions.
Impounding of spread spectrum transmitters is cancelled. Information from the model aircraft to the transmitter is only permitted for the safe operation.

New World Championship class: F3F Radio controlled slope soaring gliders. Note: because of the drawbacks of the large number of World Championship classes, the Bureau is mandated to come next year with a proposal.
Class F3N Radio controlled Helicopters has been changed from provisional to official class.

The World Air Games raking and selection system was introduced in the Sporting Code.

Former Technical Secretary Ron Moulton died.

Alphonse Penaud Diploma: Luciano Compostella (Italy)
Andrei Tupolev Diploma: Pascal Surugue & George Surugue (France)
Frank Ehling Diploma: Keitaro Matsusaka (Japan)
Andrei Tupolev Medal: Sergey Makarov (Russia)
FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal: Jiri Havel (Czech Republic)

CIAM Bureau Meeting, December 3/4 in Lausanne


CIAM Plenary Meeting April 15/16 in Lausanne, attended by 75 representatives from 34 countries.

The new FAI President John Grubbstrom attended the meeting partly.

The FAI office moved to the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne.

Since December 2010 a serious situation arose by the withdrawal of CIAM Secretary by the Italian Aeroclub. The preparation of the Plenary Meeting had a lot of problems. Solution: Massimo Semoli became member of the country of his residence Switzerland and was elected unanimously.

The first scholarship was awarded to Oliver Witt (GBR).

The on-line check of FAI Sporting Licenses is in test phase.
Reducing of the number of World Championships or classes is an ongoing process by the Bureau.

Classes, which get the World Championship status: F3N and F3P.
New provisional classes: F3R (Pylon race with limited technology), F3S (aerobatic jets), F5C (simple F5B instead of electric helikopters), F5J (electric duration) and F6E (aerobatic regatta).

Gerhard Woebbeking (GER) first vice President i.l.o. Dave Brown, Antonis Papadopoulos (GRE) second vice President i.l.o. Gerhard Woebbeking, S/C chairmen: RC Helicopter: Dag Eckoff (NOR) i.l.o Horace Hagen.

Alphonse Penaud Diploma: Tetsuo Onda (Japan)
Andrei Tupolev Diploma: Vincent Labrouve & Georges Lentin (France)
Antonov Diploma: Leszek Szwed (Poland)
FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal: Dr. Laird Jackson (USA)

The first F3K World Championship was held in Sweden.

CIAM Bureau Meeting, December 2/3 2011 in Lausanne.


CIAM Plenary Meeting April 20/21 in Lausanne, attended by 62 representatives from 33 countries.

The new FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan and FAI President John Grubbstrom attended the Plenary Meeting partly.

This year space modeling exists 50 years. Part of the Plenary Meeting was a presentation of the Space Modelling 50th Anniversary Awards to nine organizations and eleven individuals.

There will be no World Air Games in 2013; no bidding process for 2015 has been started till now.

New provisional classes:
F4J (team scale), F5K (indoor racing) and S2/P (precision fragile payload).

New classes with World Championship status:
F3M (large aerobatic) and F4H (stand off scale; from provisional to official to WC-status).

Antonis Papadopoulos (GRE) President i.l.o. Bob Skinner (RSA),
President of Honour Bob Skinner,
Kevin Dodd (AUS) second vice President i.l.o. Antonis Papadopoulos.

Alphonse Penaud Diploma: Antonio Mazzaracchio (Italy)
Frank Ehling Diploma: Tetsuo Hattori (Japan)
FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal: Andra Ree (Hungary)

CIAM Scholarship:
Johannes Seren (Germany)

The first F3F World Championship was held in Germany.

CIAM Bureau Meeting, December 7/8 in Lausanne


CIAM Plenary Meeting April 19/20 in Lausanne, attended by 63 registered (including Bureau members) and an unknown number unregistered representatives from 41 countries.

From the FAI Senior Sports Manager Rob Hughes conducted the meeting.

There was an introduction of the work of FAME, the company which develops, market and produces innovated sports events. A memorandum of understanding was signed.

In the General Conference it was announced that also aeromodelling will be incorporated in the FAI Anti-Doping system.

It was announced that the on-line check of FAI Sporting Licenses will be almost ready.

For the first time an open forum was held. The subject was “Reducing number of Championships?”. A lot of related arguments and ideas were expressed. In the meeting itself a proposal for a moratorium for at least four years no new classes with Championship status was approved. Other proposals were referred to the Bureau.

Also for the first time a system of electronic voting was tested. It works much easier and faster than voting slips.

A new provisional Pylon racing class F3T (Semi Scale Pylon Racing Model Aircraft of Controlled Technology) was introduced.


Alphonse Penaud Diploma: Sandor KALMAR (Hungary)
Andrei Tupolev Diploma: Antony MOTT (Australia)
Antonov Diploma: Michael RAMEL (Germany)
Frank Ehling Diploma: Nikola CVJETICANIN (Serbia)
Andrei Tupolev Medal: Vladimir CIPCIC (Serbia)
FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal: Jo HALMAN (United Kingdom)

CIAM Scholarship:
Loic BURBAUD (France)

The first F3N and F3P World Championships were both held in Germany.

CIAM Bureau Meeting, December 6/7 in Lausanne.


2014 Meeting2014 CIAM Plenary MeetingCIAM Plenary Meeting April 11/12 in Lausanne, attended by 80 registered (including Bureau members) and an unknown number unregistered representatives from 38 countries.

For the second time an Open Forum Session was held. Subject: Technology RC systems in relation with the Sporting Code. Manufacturers were invited of whom Jeti and Weatronic accepted the invitation. An interesting discussion found place.

There was a proposal for the introduction of a subcommittee for UAS (UAV) operations. The Bureau will set up a working group to be ready for the next Bureau Meeting.

As a result of the 2013 Open Forum some proposals were accepted for the change from provisional to official rule, the eligibility for World and Continental Championships and maintaining of the WC and CC status.

A pack of proposals for FAI Juries was accepted.

In spite of the rule change from last year for noise reduction for the F2C class, this change was overruled by an accepted new Bureau proposal.

New provisional class:
F4K: Radio Controlled Flying Scale Model Helicopters.

2014 3 Jo Halman2014 CIAM Annual Meeting: Jo HalmanMutations:
Bruno Delor (FRA) first vice President i.l.o. Gerhard Wöbbeking,
Narve Jensen (NOR) second vice President i.l.o. Kevin Dodd,
Kevin Dodd (AUS) Technical Secretary i.l.o. Jo Halman,
Peter Halman (GBR) Control Line i.l.o. Bengt-Olof Samuelsson,
Graham Kennedy (GBR) Scale i.l.o. Narve Jensen,
Johannes Eissing (GER) RC Aerostats i.l.o. Marcel Prevotat.

Former CIAM Technical Secretary for 24 years and co-author of this publication Tony Aarts passed away.

Alphonse Penaud Diploma: Christopher CALLOW (Australia)
Antonov Diploma: Milan JELINEK (Slovakia)
Frank Ehling Diploma: Bogdan WIERZBA (Poland)
Andrei Tupolev Medal: Emil BROBERG (Sweden)
FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal: Pierre PIGNOT (France)

CIAM Scholarship:               
Oskar FINDAHL (Sweden)

The first F4H World Championship was held in France.

CIAM Bureau Meeting, December 5/6 in Lausanne.


 CIAM History 2015Internal Bureau discussion; from left to right: Kevin Dodd, Massimo Semoli, Antonis Papadopoulos, Bruno Delor and Narve JensenCIAM Plenary Meeting April 24/25 in Lausanne, attended by 67 registered (including Bureau members) and an unknown number unregistered representatives from 35 countries. There were three proxies.

The UAV Working Group had made an extensive report about this subject. It was also the subject for the Open Forum of this year. The situation is that a lot of things have to be discussed by all stakeholders and laid down into rules. The Working Group presented exemples for a kind of competition and has been asked to go forward for some time as an Organizing Committee.

The 2015 World Air Games will be held in December in Dubai. For aeromodelling the classes F2D, F3N, F3P and F3T will compete.

There was a demonstration by IT-manager Visa-Matti Leinikki of the FAI Sporting License Database.

All subcommittee chairmen stayed in their positions.

A lot of proposals were dealing with fees for championships. Most of them were referred back to the Bureau.

All classes under F6 Airsports Promotion were deleted.

A proposal for introduction of a RC category for women was withdrawn.

New provisional class: F1S (simple free flight electric).

Alphonse Penaud Diploma: Alain Roux (France)
Antonov Diploma: Miodrag Pelagic (Slovakia)
Frank Ehling Diploma: Tatsuo Yamashina (Japan)
Andrei Tupolev Medal: Carl Dodge (USA)
FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal: Bengt-Olof Samuelsson (Sweden)

CIAM Scholarship:               
Bernhard Flixeder (Austria)

CIAM Bureau Meeting, December ?/? in Dubai.