All FAI Rotorcraft international championships, competitions and record activities are conducted under the direction of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG).


The FAI Rotorcraft Commission meets once a year at an annual meeting to discuss and work on the development of rotorcraft competition and records, rules changes and sporting events (decision on venues for future events, appointment of organising committees, etc.).

Each FAI Member Country may appoint a Delegate with the right to vote at the Plenary Meeting.


Between annual meetings, the FAI Rotorcraft Commission is run by the Bureau, which consists of the President, two Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and one Secretary.

The Bureau is elected during the annual meeting of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission.


Each FAI Member Country can appoint a Delegate to the FAI Rotorcraft Commission and participate in the work of the Commission.


Subcommittees are set up by the FAI Rotorcraft Commission. They have specific terms of reference (TOR) for their work and responsibilities. These TOR's are approved by the CIG Annual Meeting.

Working Groups

Working Groups are temporarily established by the FAI Rotorcraft Commission to study and report on specific matters or proposals.

Go to the Organisation page to get the list of all Bureau Members, Delegates, Subcommittees and Working Groups.


FAI Medals and Diplomas are awarded each year at the Opening Ceremony of the annual FAI General Conference.

The FAI Award for rotorcraft is the following:

  • FAI Gold Rotorcraft Medal


The FAI maintains files of all aviation records and the FAI Rotorcraft Commission lays down the requirements for class conformity and flight verification where rotorcraft is concerned. The requirements are to be found in Section 5 of the Sporting Code.

Access the database and consult the current and past Rotorcraft World Records.

Rules & other documents

The FAI Rotorcraft Commission establishes and maintains rules and criteria for FAI Rotorcraft competitions and records, FAI badges, security at world sporting events, and technical standards.

Go to the Documents page to get the latest edition of those documents.