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Current events

27 May
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28 May 2022
2022 Militky Cup 2022
Pfäffikon,
SUI
27 May
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28 May 2022
2022 Karlskoga World Cup
Karlskoga,
SWE
27 May
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29 May 2022
2022 11th Samba cup F5J
Horní Újezd - Cikov,
CZE

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
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14 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F3DE World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
23 Jul
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30 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft
Tønsberg,
NOR
24 Jul
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29 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F3K World Championships for Model Gliders
Martin,
SVK
25 Jul
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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 Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
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)

28 May
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29 May 2022
2022 Styria Cup F2B
Liezen,
AUT
28 May
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29 May 2022
2022 F3A Leiria World Cup
Leiria,
POR
28 May
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29 May 2022
2022 World Cup F3K Nancy
Nancy,
FRA
28 May
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29 May 2022
2022 15th Open de Paris
La Queue en Brie,
FRA
28 May
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2022
2022 Memorial 'Guido Vettorazzo'
Bosco Chiesanuova (VR),
ITA
29 May
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2022
2022 12' 'Volare Lessini'
Bosco Chiesanuova (VR),
ITA
03 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 Nockalmpokal F3F
9543 Arriach,
AUT
03 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 XXIX World Cup F3A City of Zamora
Zamora,
ESP
03 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 Drone World Cup El Yelmo
Jaen,
ESP
03 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 THK ISMAIL SARIOGLU FREE FLIGHT CUP
KIRKLARELI,
TUR
04 Jun
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2022
2022 Jutland Heath Cup
Viborg,
DEN
04 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 Danish World Cup Herning
Herning,
DEN
04 Jun
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2022
2022 Jutland Heath Cup F1S
Viborg,
DEN
04 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 7th Sonnenland Cup Oberpullendorf F5J
Oberpullendorf,
AUT
04 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2021 F5J PLA DE VENT 40 ANNIVERSARY
Brafim (Tarragona),
ESP
04 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 MTSR Sowiniec Cup 2022
Pobiednik Wielky Airfield,
POL
04 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 Memory of Jozef Gabris
Lackovce,
SVK
04 Jun
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05 Jun 2022
2022 27th Sachsischer Schweiz Cup
Sebnitz,
GER
10 Jun
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12 Jun 2022
2022 45. GRAND PRIX CR, Czech Championship + International Contest
Olomouc,
CZE
11 Jun
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12 Jun 2022
2022 51. Innviertler Wanderpokal F3A
Schaerding,
AUT

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