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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

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

27 Aug
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29 Aug 2021
2021 Asturias F3F Open
Gijon - Asturias,
ESP
27 Aug
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29 Aug 2021
2020 Asturias F3F Open
Gijon - Asturias,
ESP
28 Aug
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30 Aug 2021
2021 UK Drone Racing World Cup Open International
Barkston Heath,
GBR
28 Aug
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29 Aug 2021
2021 F3A Criterium international du Hainaut- Belgium 2021
Grandrieu,
BEL
28 Aug
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2021
2021 Memorial Popa Cringu
Turda,
ROU
28 Aug
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29 Aug 2021
2021 Hohenstoffen Pokal
Binningen,
SUI
28 Aug
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29 Aug 2021
2021 13th Tiroler Fesselfliegen
Radfeld,
AUT
28 Aug
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29 Aug 2021
2021 Pylon Europa Cup
Rothenburg,
GER
01 Sep
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02 Sep 2022
2022 3rd GBR Lugo F2 World Cup
Lugo (Ravenna),
ITA
02 Sep
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06 Sep 2021
2021 World Cup Memorial P. Grushin
Khimki,
RUS
02 Sep
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2021
2021 Turda Cup
Turda,
ROU
03 Sep
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05 Sep 2021
2021 Sloping Denmark 2020
Hanstholm,
DEN
04 Sep
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05 Sep 2021
2021 57 Coppa D'Oro
Lugo (Ravenna),
ITA
04 Sep
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05 Sep 2021
2021 Martin Cup F3J
Martin,
SVK
04 Sep
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05 Sep 2021
2021 Coupe des Alpes 2021
Zürich,
SUI
03 Sep
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04 Sep 2022
2021 Eurotour contest & World Cup - Szczecin - Dabie Cup
SZCZECIN (Airfield EPSD),
POL
04 Sep
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05 Sep 2021
2021 EHS F3C Switzerland
San Vittore,
SUI
04 Sep
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05 Sep 2021
2021 PAM Cup
Plovdiv,
BUL
04 Sep
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05 Sep 2021
2021 F9U World Cup Italy
Magreta (Modena),
ITA
10 Sep
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13 Sep 2021
2020 Open International - World Cup Chelomey Cup POSTPONED
Baikonur,
RUS

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