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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

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

29 Aug
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01 Sep 2021
2021 FAI F1E World Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders
Turda,
ROU
12 Sep
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17 Sep 2021
2021 FAI F5B World Championship for Electric Model Aircraft
Dupnitsa,
BUL
03 Oct
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09 Oct 2021
2021 FAI F3F World Championship for Model Gliders
Limoux,
FRA
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
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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

14 May
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16 May 2021
2021 52 Donau - Wanderpokal
Hainburg an der Donau,
AUT
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Tessin Olza World Cup Cesky Tesin POSTPONED
Milikov - Vrchpole,
CZE
15 May
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2021
2021 Doernbergpokal F5F / F5F900
Bad Kissingen,
GER
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 2021 F3A World Cup Rzeszów
Rzeszów,
POL
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Palatul Copilor Brasov Cup
Ghimbav,
ROU
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 4 Maintalpokal F5J
Kulmbach,
GER
15 May
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16 May 2021
2021 Maj Flaj Drone Race
Skopje,
MKD
20 May
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21 May 2021
2021 Kazakhstan Cup
Minsk,
BLR
20 May
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21 May 2021
2021 Swedish World Cup
Herning,
DEN
21 May
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23 May 2021
2021 SLOVENIA F3F OPEN
Vipava,
SLO
21 May
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23 May 2021
2020 SLOVENIA F3F OPEN
Vipava,
SLO
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 COPPA VOLI F3A AEROBATICS 2021
Monselice (PD),
ITA
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 Almaty Cup
Samara,
RUS
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 Jutland Heath Cup
Viborg,
DEN
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 Jutland Heath Cup F1S
Viborg,
DEN
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 F3A Criterium international du Hainaut- Belgium 2021
Grandrieu,
BEL
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 8 World Cup F3K Zielona Gora
Zielona Gora,
POL
22 May
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2021
2021 10 Eurotour Contest F3K Zielona Gora
Zielona Gora,
POL
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 APSIA F5J Spring Cup
Montemor - o - Novo,
POR
22 May
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23 May 2021
2021 F5J KUP OSIJEKA 2021
Osijek,
CRO

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