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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
25 Sep
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26 Sep 2021
2021 45. Internationaler Oktoberfestpokal POSTPONED
Salmdorf near Munich,
GER
25 Sep
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26 Sep 2021
2021 Harghita Cup POSTPONED
Cristuru Secuiesc,
ROU
25 Sep
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26 Sep 2021
2021 Memorial Alex Galtarossa
Carisio (Vercelli),
ITA
25 Sep
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26 Sep 2021
2021 Stanislav Culacichin Memorial
Chisinau,
ROU

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)

26 Sep
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2021
2021 Zabokreky Cup
Zabokreky nad Nitrou,
SVK
26 Sep
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2021
2021 Zabokreky Cup F1H
Zabokreky nad Nitrou,
SVK
01 Oct
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03 Oct 2021
2021 Cup of Boris Krasnorutsky
Zhukovsky,
RUS
01 Oct
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05 Oct 2021
2021 Naloev Cup
Nalchik,
RUS
02 Oct
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2021
2021 Prilep Cup - Trophy of Prilep
Prilep,
MKD
02 Oct
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2021
2021 5th Trofeo Gar Rovereto
Monti Lessini,
ITA
02 Oct
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03 Oct 2021
2021 Pyrenees Cup
Saint Ferriol,
FRA
02 Oct
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03 Oct 2021
2021 F5B/F5F Styrian Open International
Zwaring / Styria,
AUT
03 Oct
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2021
2021 Macedonia World Cup
Prilep,
MKD
03 Oct
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2021
2021 10 VOLARE LESSINI
Monti Lessini,
ITA
04 Oct
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06 Oct 2021
2021 F3K China Open
Yangcheng Lake,
CHN
05 Oct
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09 Oct 2021
2021 Elbrus Cup
Nalchik,
RUS
07 Oct
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2021
2021 Sierra Cup F1GHJS
Lost Hills, California,
USA
07 Oct
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09 Oct 2021
2021 Firefly International Rocket Event (F.I.R.E.) POSTPONED
Briggs,Texas,Briggs,Texas,Briggs, Texas,
USA
08 Oct
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11 Oct 2021
2021 Kotuku World Cup of New Zealand
Lost Hills, California,
USA
08 Oct
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10 Oct 2021
2021 Galicia Cup
Zhovkva,
UKR
08 Oct
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10 Oct 2021
2021 Open International - World Cup Gagarin Cup 2020 POSTPONED
Smolensk,
RUS
08 Oct
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10 Oct 2021
2021 Anatolian Free Flight Cup
Ankara Golbasi,
TUR
09 Oct
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10 Oct 2021
2021 Phoenix Drone Racing - Trophy of Prilep
Prilep,
MKD
09 Oct
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2021
2021 World Cup Rana
Raná u Loun,
CZE

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