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13 Aug
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15 Aug 2022
2022 EHS F3C World Cup - Italy
monselice,
ITA

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

16 Aug
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20 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F1ABC European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Prilep,
MKD
18 Aug
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24 Aug 2022
2022 FAI S European Championships for Space Models
Zrenjanin,
SRB
21 Aug
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27 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F5J European Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders
Szeged,
HUN
21 Aug
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28 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Finca la Fadona, Zamora,
ESP
02 Oct
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08 Oct 2022
2022 FAI F3F World Championship for Model Gliders
Hanstholm,
DEN
12 Dec
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15 Dec 2022
2022 FAI F1D World Championships for Indoor Model Aircraft
Slanic Prahova,
ROU

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

19 Aug
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20 Aug 2022
2022 F5J Tisza Cup
Szatymas,
HUN
19 Aug
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2022
2022 World Cup F1E - Toszek Cup
Toszek,
POL
20 Aug
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21 Aug 2022
2022 Swinging Denmark
Brande,
DEN
20 Aug
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21 Aug 2022
2022 The Friendship Cup of Ukraine - Memorial of Valeriy Gorynin
Toszek,
POL
20 Aug
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21 Aug 2022
2022 1. Xeispokal F3L
8911 Admont,
AUT
20 Aug
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2022
2022 World Cup F1E - GOVERNOR's CUP 2022 - Toszek POL
Toszek,
POL
24 Aug
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25 Aug 2022
2022 British Control Line World Cup - CANCELLED: VENUE PROBLEMS
Sewstern,
GBR
26 Aug
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28 Aug 2022
2022 51. Eifelpokal
Zulpich,
GER
27 Aug
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2022
2022 Smeringai Memorial Cup
Liptovsky Mikulas,
SVK
27 Aug
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28 Aug 2022
2022 Europacup Rothenburg Pylon City
rothenburg (Görlitz),
GER
27 Aug
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28 Aug 2022
2022 British Nationals F3D and F3T Pylon Racing
Deenethorpe airfield, Corby, Northamptonshire,
GBR
27 Aug
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28 Aug 2022
2022 Hohenstoffeln Pokal
Hilzingen (DE),
SUI
28 Aug
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2022
2022 Liptovsky Mikulas Cup
Liptovsky Mikulas,
SVK
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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04 Sep 2022
2022 Galactic Cup
Geneseo,
USA
03 Sep
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2022
2022 Stonehenge Cup
Salisbury Plain near Tilshead,
GBR
03 Sep
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04 Sep 2022
2022 EHS F3C Switzerland
San Vittore,
SUI
03 Sep
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04 Sep 2022
2022 PAM Cup Drone Racing
Plovdiv,
BUL
03 Sep
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04 Sep 2022
2022 F3F Catalunya Open
Navès-Lleida,
ESP
03 Sep
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04 Sep 2022
2022 59th Coppa d'Oro
LUGO di Romagna (RAVENNA),
ITA

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