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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

29 Jun
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05 Jul 2021
POSTPONED - 2022 FAI F3D-F3E World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
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
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

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

25 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2021 South of England Open World Cup (EUROTOUR)
Eastbourne,
GBR
25 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2020 Yangel Cup 2019 POSTPONED
Dnipro,
UKR
25 Jun
-
27 Jun 2021
2021 Free Flight Latvia Cup
Blagodatnoe, Kharkov,
UKR
25 Jun
-
27 Jun 2021
2021 CanAm Cup POSTPONED
Muskegon, Michigan,
USA
26 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2021 UK F5B Eurotour
Woodchurch, Kent,
GBR
26 Jun
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28 Jun 2021
2021 Black Stork Cup of Latvia
Blagodatnoe, Kharkov,
UKR
26 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2021 18 F3K Fizir Cup
Ludbreg,
CRO
26 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2021 Eurotour F5J Toldijk
Toldijk,
NED
26 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2021 2. F5J Kup Broda
Slavonski Brod,
CRO
26 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2021 13 Sonnewendpokal
Nardt,
GER
26 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
2021 Nakotne Cup
Adazi,
LAT
26 Jun
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27 Jun 2021
Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg,
RUS
02 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 Vitoria Aerobatic Cup
Vitoria,
ESP
02 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 F3F Cantabria Open
Suances,
ESP
03 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 COPPA VOLI F3A AEROBATICS 2021
Monselice (PD),
ITA
03 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 F3K VERCELLI INTERNATIONAL CONTEST POSTPONED
San Damiano, Carisio,
ITA
03 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 7 Hirzenhainer Thermikpokal
Hirzenhain,
GER
03 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 2020 Trofeu Ricardo Lima FAI F5J - Porto Cup
Mendoes,
POR
03 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 City Cup Holic Eurotour
Holic,
SVK
03 Jul
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04 Jul 2021
2021 44th Trofeu La Merce
Barcelona,
ESP

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