Advanced
View as:

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

30 Jul
-
06 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2025 FAI F3CN World Championships for Model Helicopters
Ghimbav-Brasov,
ROU
01 Aug
-
07 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2023 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders
Rodekro,
DEN
14 Aug
-
21 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2023 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
14 Aug
-
21 Aug 2021
POSTPONED - 2023 FAI F1ABP Junior European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
02 Oct
-
08 Oct 2021
2021 FAI S World Championships for Space Models
Buzău,
ROU

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

01 Jan
-
2021
2021 F5B French Cup
Rochefort,
FRA
06 Feb
-
2021
2021 F1N Indoor Darda
Osijek,
CRO
19 Feb
-
22 Feb 2021
2021 Belarus Winter Cup
Minsk,
BLR
05 Mar
-
07 Mar 2021
2021 Arizona Cup
Tucson,
USA
10 Apr
-
11 Apr 2021
2021 8th Colmar Elsass Trophy
Colmar,
FRA
16 Apr
-
18 Apr 2021
2021 Rana Open 2020
Raná u Loun,
CZE
17 Apr
-
18 Apr 2021
2021 Baden Cup
Uberlingen,
GER
24 Apr
-
25 Apr 2021
2021 17. Kirchheim Open
Hülben,
GER
24 Apr
-
25 Apr 2021
2021 F3K Argentina
Cordoba,
ARG
29 Apr
-
30 Apr 2021
2021 Champions Cup Belman
Kharkov,
UKR
30 Apr
-
04 May 2021
2021 Open Championship of Tula Region
Tula, Alexin,
RUS
07 May
-
09 May 2021
2021 Spring Cup
Mechelinki,
POL
08 May
-
09 May 2021
2021 Litteam Cup 2021 Eurotour
Tekovsky Hradok,
SVK
14 May
-
16 May 2021
2021 52 Donau - Wanderpokal
Hainburg an der Donau,
AUT
15 May
-
2021
2021 Doernbergpokal F5F / F5F900
Bad Kissingen,
GER
15 May
-
16 May 2021
2021 4 Maintalpokal F5J
Kulmbach,
GER
20 May
-
21 May 2021
2021 Kazakhstan Cup
Minsk,
BLR
20 May
-
21 May 2021
2021 Swedish World Cup
Herning,
DEN
21 May
-
23 May 2021
2021 SLOVENIA F3F OPEN
Vipava,
SLO
21 May
-
23 May 2021
2020 SLOVENIA F3F OPEN
Vipava,
SLO

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