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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

07 Jul
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12 Jul 2022
2022 The World Games
Birmingham, Alabama,
USA
08 Jul
-
14 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F3DE World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
23 Jul
-
30 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft
Tønsberg,
NOR
24 Jul
-
29 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F3K World Championships for Model Gliders
Martin,
SVK
25 Jul
-
30 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F1ABP Junior World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Pordim,
BUL
31 Jul
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05 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F3J World Championships for Model Gliders
Tekovsky Hradok,
SVK
08 Aug
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13 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft
Włocławek,
POL
08 Aug
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11 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F1E European Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders
Turda,
ROU
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

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

01 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 Svitavy F2D World Cup
Svitavy,
CZE
01 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 Vitoria Aerobatic Cup
Vitoria,
ESP
01 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 World Cup - International Spacemodelling Contest "Liepaja 2022"
Vainode Airfield,
LAT
01 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 North of England Open Eurotour/World Cup
Pickering,
GBR
02 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 12. Hausruckpokal F5B/F5F
Meggenhofen,
AUT
02 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 45th Trofeu La Mercè F2D World Cup
Barcelona,
ESP
02 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 20. F3K Fizir Cup
Ludbreg,
CRO
02 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 DXRacing
Bela Crkva,
SRB
02 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 9th F3A Lowland Cup
Oss,
NED
02 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 11' Coppa VOLI
Capannori (Lucca),
ITA
02 Jul
-
03 Jul 2022
2022 28th Summer Soaring Criterium
Anthisnes,
BEL
02 Jul
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2022
2022 2022 TROFÉU RICARDO LIMA FAI F5J PORTO-CUP
Porto,
POR
07 Jul
-
2022
2022 Swedish Cup
Mysinge Hög,
SWE
07 Jul
-
10 Jul 2022
F5J Loire Valley Trophy
Angers,
FRA
07 Jul
-
08 Jul 2022
2022 9th Dutch Grand Prix
Landres,
FRA
08 Jul
-
2022
2022 Norwegian Cup
Alvaret, Öland Island,
SWE
08 Jul
-
2022
2022 Norwegian Cup F1S
Alvaret, Öland Island,
SWE
08 Jul
-
2022
2022 Centennial Cup
Denver, CO,
USA
09 Jul
-
10 Jul 2022
2022 9th South Moravia Cup 2022
Boretice,
CZE
09 Jul
-
10 Jul 2022
2022 37th Grand Prix de France
Landres,
FRA

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