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Current events

10 Sep
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20 Sep 2021
2020 Open International - Space Model Competition Baikonur Cup 2020 (only for Juniors) POSTPONED
Baikonur,
RUS
12 Sep
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17 Sep 2021
POSTPONED - 2022 FAI F5B World Championship for Electric Model Aircraft
Dupnitsa,
BUL
16 Sep
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17 Sep 2021
2021 Viktor Stamov Cup - Golden Automn
Chemigiv,
UKR

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

02 Oct
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08 Oct 2021
2021 FAI S World Championships for Space Models
Buzău,
ROU
21 Nov
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27 Nov 2021
2021 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft
București,
ROU
06 Dec
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09 Dec 2021
2021 FAI F1D World Championship for Indoor Model Aircraft
Slanic Prahova,
ROU

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

17 Sep
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20 Sep 2021
2020 Korkyt-Ata Cup 2020 POSTPONED
Baikonur,
RUS
17 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 Welsh Open
Cardiff,
GBR
17 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 Almaty Cup
Samara,
RUS
17 Sep
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18 Sep 2021
2021 Prista Cup F1E
Alekovo,
BUL
18 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 COPPA CITTA' DI TORINO
Rivalta Torinese,
ITA
18 Sep
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2021
2021 South Bohemian Cup
Vsechov,
CZE
18 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 Bulgaria Cup F1E
Alekovo,
BUL
18 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 F5J BULGARIA CUP
Dupnitsa,
BUL
18 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 23. Lippeweidenpokal
Lünen,
GER
18 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2020 Laugaricio Cup F3K, Eurotour
Trencin,
SVK
18 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 Memory of Jozef Gabris
Lackovce,
SVK
18 Sep
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19 Sep 2021
2021 Jura Cup Breitenbach
Schwalbennest bei Büsserach,
SUI
18 Sep
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2021
2021 39th Memorial Izet Kurtalic
Mostar,
BIH
18 Sep
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2021
2021 39th Memorial Izet Kurtalic F1H
Mostar,
BIH
19 Sep
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2021
2021 West Bohemian World Cup
Vsechov,
CZE
19 Sep
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2021
2021 57th Mostar Cup
Mostar,
BIH
25 Sep
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26 Sep 2021
2021 F3C World Cup Euro Heli Series GBR postponed
Dartford,Kent,
GBR
25 Sep
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2021
2021 Hogo Cup
Zabokreky nad Nitrou,
SVK
25 Sep
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2021
2021 Hogo Cup F1H
Zabokreky nad Nitrou,
SVK
25 Sep
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26 Sep 2021
2021 Vol Libre Rhone-Alpes / 16th Philippe Lepage
Arzay,
FRA

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