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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
12 Jul
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19 Jul 2021
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
17 Jul
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24 Jul 2021
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft
Tønsberg,
NOR
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
2021 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders
Rodekro,
DEN
09 Aug
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14 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2021 FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders
Martin,
SVK
09 Aug
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14 Aug 2021
2021 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft
Włocławek,
POL
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

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

04 Mar
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08 Mar 2021
2021 Australian Master World Cup 2021
Barossa Valley,
AUS
05 Mar
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07 Mar 2021
2021 Arizona Cup
Tucson,
USA
13 Mar
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14 Mar 2021
2021 Bear Cup
Säkylä, Pori,
FIN
20 Mar
-
2021
2021 World Cup Rana
Raná u Loun,
CZE
21 Mar
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2021
2021 World Cup Rana
Raná u Loun,
CZE
26 Mar
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27 Mar 2022
2022 Coppa Volo Libero
Padule di Bientina,
ITA
01 Apr
-
03 Apr 2021
2021 Open International La Muela F3F
Alarilla, Guadalajara,
ESP
03 Apr
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04 Apr 2021
2021 Vila De Vidreres
Vidreres,
ESP
05 Apr
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09 Apr 2021
2021 Elbrus Cup
Nalchik,
RUS
08 Apr
-
14 Apr 2022
2022 Widgiewa Cup
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
08 Apr
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14 Apr 2022
2022 Australian Free Flight Championships
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
09 Apr
-
13 Apr 2021
2021 Naloev Cup
Nalchik,
RUS
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 F3K VERCELLI INTERNATIONAL CONTEST POSTPONED
San Damiano, Carisio,
ITA
10 Apr
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11 Apr 2021
2021 1 Speedracer Cup F2A
Sebnitz,
GER
10 Apr
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2021
2021 Harghita Cup
Deva,
HUN
10 Apr
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2021
2021 Harghita Cup F1H
Deva,
ROU
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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2021
2021 Otto Kuttler Cup
Oberkotzau,
GER

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