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13 Sep
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23 Sep 2019
2019 Baikonur Cup of Juniors
Baikonur,
KAZ
19 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Championship of aviation industry in aircraft modelling
Smolensk,
RUS
19 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Championship of aviation industry in aircraft modelling
Smolensk,
RUS
19 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Championship of aviation industry in aircraft modelling
Smolensk,
RUS
19 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Championship of aviation industry in aircraft modelling
Smolensk,
RUS
19 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Championship of aviation industry in aircraft modelling
Smolensk,
RUS
20 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Baltic World Cup - Memorial of Sergey Kuznetsov
Smolensk,
RUS
20 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Romania World Cup
Chernivtci,
UKR
20 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Eurotour Pyrénées Cup
St Ferriol / Esceuillens,
FRA
20 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Viden Tabakoff Cup
Dupnitsa,
BUL
20 Sep
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23 Sep 2019
2019 Korkyt Ata Cup
Baikonur,
KAZ
21 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
22nd Lippeweidenpokal
Lünen,
GER
21 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Eurotour - Kecskéd Trophy
Kecskéd,
HUN
21 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Daegu Drone Race World Cup
Daegu city,
KOR
21 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 Lithuania Drone Racing World Cup
Vilnius,
LTU
21 Sep
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22 Sep 2019
2019 F3C World Cup Euro Heli Series
San Vittore,
SUI

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

28 Sep 2019
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29 Sep 2018
44th Internationaler Oktoberfestpokal
Salmdorf near Munich,
GER
29 Sep 2019
2019 West Bohemia World Cup
Vsechov,
CZE
04 Oct
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06 Oct 2019
2019 German Open F3F
Putgarten / Rügen,
GER
05 Oct
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06 Oct 2019
13th Trofeo Citta Di Capannori
Padule di Bientina,
ITA
05 Oct
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06 Oct 2019
2019 Open International World Cup of Valladolid
Valladolid,
ESP

Aeromodelling

The FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) conducts FAI's aeromodelling and spacemodelling activities, in particular World Records and International Competitions.

Aeromodelling, although it did not yet bear that name, predates “full-size” aviation. The greatest pioneers of human flight, from Cayley, Lilienthal, the Wrights and Levavasseur to Blériot, Ferber, Farman and Messerschmitt, initially used model aircraft to test the solutions they were in the process of designing. This just goes to show how long the history of aeromodelling is. Model aircraft contests were organised as early as 1905, designed as entertaining and accessible sideshows inspired by a gradual emergence of powered aeroplanes.

Aeromodelling swiftly gained popularity from the 1930s onwards. Radio control was not yet highly developed – and was not to be so until the 1950s – so it was almost exclusively free flying and control-line aircraft that were used.

Shortly before the Second World War, the first international competitions were organised in England and Germany.

1955 saw the début of aerobatics in competition. The first world championships were held five years later. Model spacecraft were invented in the early 1960s in the United States and the first world championships were held in 1972.

Aeromodelling today is above all the most significant FAI discipline in terms of numbers of flyers: it has been estimated that there are more than a million enthusiasts all over the world. There are now a great many aeromodelling categories, be it for aeroplanes (extensible engines, piston engine, jet engine, electric and even solarpowered engines), seaplanes, gliders, helicopters and space models.

FAI Aeromodelling Commission

CIAM World Cups