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10 Apr
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11 Apr 2021
2021 8th Colmar Elsass Trophy
Colmar,
FRA
10 Apr
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11 Apr 2021
2021 1 Speedracer Cup F2A
Sebnitz,
GER

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

29 Jun
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05 Jul 2021
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F3D-F3E World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
30 Jul
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06 Aug 2021
2021 FAI F3CN World Championships for Model Helicopters
Ghimbav-Brasov,
ROU
01 Aug
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06 Aug 2021
2021 FAI F3J World Championship for Model Gliders
Tekovsky Hradok,
SVK
01 Aug
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07 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders
Rodekro,
DEN
09 Aug
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14 Aug 2021
2021 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft
Włocławek,
POL
09 Aug
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14 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders
Martin,
SVK
14 Aug
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21 Aug 2021
2021 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
14 Aug
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21 Aug 2021
2021 FAI F1ABP Junior World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
21 Aug
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27 Aug 2021
2021 FAI S World Championships for Space Models
Buzău,
ROU
22 Aug
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28 Aug 2021
2021 FAI F5J European Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders
Szatymas,
HUN

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

16 Apr
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18 Apr 2021
2021 Svitavy F2D World Cup
Svitavy,
CZE
16 Apr
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18 Apr 2021
2021 Rana Open 2020
Raná u Loun,
CZE
17 Apr
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18 Apr 2021
2021 Baden Cup
Uberlingen,
GER
24 Apr
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25 Apr 2021
2021 17. Kirchheim Open
Hülben,
GER
24 Apr
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25 Apr 2021
2021 F3K Argentina
Cordoba,
ARG
29 Apr
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30 Apr 2021
2021 Champions Cup Belman
Kharkov,
UKR
30 Apr
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04 May 2021
2021 Open Championship of Tula Region
Tula, Alexin,
RUS
01 May
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02 May 2021
2021 Phoenix Cup
Smolensk,
RUS
01 May
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02 May 2021
2021 27th IKR Pokal
Bitterfeld,
GER
01 May
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02 May 2021
2021 Bulgaria Cup
Kharkiv,
UKR
01 May
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02 May 2021
2021 Burgpokal 2021
LSV Bruggen-Schwalmtal e.V.,
GER
07 May
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08 May 2021
2021 2nd Denmark Open F3B 2020
Rodrekro,
DEN
07 May
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09 May 2021
2021 Spring Cup
Mechelinki,
POL
08 May
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09 May 2021
2020 World Cup for Space Models KASPICHAN 2020 POSTPONED
Kaspichan,
BUL
08 May
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2021
2021 Belaya Rus Cup
Smolensk,
RUS
08 May
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2021
2021 Belaya Rus Cup F1H
Smolensk,
RUS
08 May
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09 May 2021
2021 Litteam Cup 2021 Eurotour
Tekovsky Hradok,
SVK
09 May
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2021
2021 Gamaun Cup
Smolensk,
RUS
09 May
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2021
2021 Gamaun Cup F1H
Smolensk,
RUS
14 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Militky Cup 2021
Pfäffikon,
SUI

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