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30 Jul
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06 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2025 FAI F3CN World Championships for Model Helicopters
Ghimbav-Brasov,
ROU
01 Aug
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07 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2023 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders
Rodekro,
DEN

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

09 Aug
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14 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2022 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft
Włocławek,
POL
09 Aug
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14 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2022 FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders
Martin,
SVK
14 Aug
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21 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2023 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
14 Aug
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21 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2023 FAI F1ABP Junior European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
12 Sep
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17 Sep 2021
POSTPONED - 2022 FAI F5B World Championship for Electric Model Aircraft
Dupnitsa,
BUL
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)

07 Aug
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08 Aug 2021
2020 Martin Cup F3K, Eurotour
Martin,
SVK
09 Aug
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10 Aug 2021
2021 World Cup Dubnica FAI F5J 2021 Intertour 2021
Dubnica nad Váhom,
SVK
09 Aug
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13 Aug 2021
2021 Coupe Europeenne F3Q
Nottonville,
FRA
09 Aug
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10 Aug 2021
2021 Concours Louis Dupuis 2 Minutes
St Jean de Sauves,
FRA
09 Aug
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10 Aug 2021
2021 Hispano-Francia
St Jean de Sauves,
FRA
12 Aug
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13 Aug 2021
2021 10 World Intertour Cup Trnava 2021
Trnava - Boleraz,
SVK
13 Aug
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14 Aug 2021
2021 Free Flight Latvia Cup
Blagodatnoe, Kharkov,
UKR
13 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 FAI Drone Racing World Cup Moscow
Moscow,
RUS
13 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 44th Grand Prix,
Melnik,
CZE
14 Aug
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2021
2021 Canada Cup
Tottenham, Ontario,
CAN
14 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 2021 F3A World Cup Rzeszów
Rzeszów,
POL
14 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 Mongolian Cup F1G F1H
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
14 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 Asian Cup
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
14 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 Asian Cup F1G F1H
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
14 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 5th World Challenge Trnava Cup 2021
Trnava - Boleraz,
SVK
14 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 Drone Extreme Racing
Bela Crkva,
SRB
14 Aug
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15 Aug 2021
2021 Mongolian Cup
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
15 Aug
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2021
2021 Huron Cup
Tottenham, Ontario,
CAN
20 Aug
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2021
2021 Governor's Cup
Toszek,
POL
20 Aug
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21 Aug 2021
2020 F5J Tisza Cup
Szatymas,
HUN

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