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14 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Militky Cup 2021
Pfäffikon,
SUI
14 May
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16 May 2021
2021 F5J PLA DE VENT 40 ANNIVERSARY
Brafim (Tarragona),
ESP
14 May
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15 May 2021
2021 Karlskoga World Cup
Karlskoga,
SWE
14 May
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16 May 2021
2021 52 Donau - Wanderpokal
Hainburg an der Donau,
AUT

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
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F3CN World Championships for Model Helicopters
Ghimbav-Brasov,
ROU
01 Aug
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06 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 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
POSTPONED - 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
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
14 Aug
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21 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 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)

15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Tessin Olza World Cup Cesky Tesin POSTPONED
Milikov - Vrchpole,
CZE
15 May
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2021
2021 Doernbergpokal F5F / F5F900
Bad Kissingen,
GER
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Palatul Copilor Brasov Cup
Ghimbav,
ROU
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 4 Maintalpokal F5J
Kulmbach,
GER
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Maj Flaj Drone Race
Skopje,
MKD
20 May
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21 May 2021
2021 Kazakhstan Cup
Minsk,
BLR
20 May
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21 May 2021
2021 Swedish World Cup
Herning,
DEN
21 May
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23 May 2021
2021 SLOVENIA F3F OPEN
Vipava,
SLO
21 May
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23 May 2021
2020 SLOVENIA F3F OPEN
Vipava,
SLO
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 Almaty Cup
Samara,
RUS
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 Jutland Heath Cup
Viborg,
DEN
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 Jutland Heath Cup F1S
Viborg,
DEN
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 8 World Cup F3K Zielona Gora
Zielona Gora,
POL
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 APSIA F5J Spring Cup
Montemor - o - Novo,
POR
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 F5J KUP OSIJEKA 2021
Osijek,
CRO
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 Belarus Cup
Minsk,
BLR
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 7th Sonnenland Cup F5J Oberpuilendorf
Oberpuilendorf,
AUT
23 May
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24 May 2021
2021 Herning World Cup
Herning,
DEN
24 May
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26 May 2021
2020 Open International - World Cup - Korolev Cup 2020 POSTPONED
Yaropolets,
RUS
27 May
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29 May 2021
2020 North Coast Cup POSTPONED
Geneseo,
USA

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