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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
23 Jul
-
30 Jul 2022
2022 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft
Tønsberg,
NOR
01 Aug
-
04 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F1ABP Junior World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Valchitran,
BUL
08 Aug
-
11 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F1E European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Turda,
ROU
13 Aug
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20 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F3CN European Championships for Model Helicopters
Monselice (PD),
ITA
16 Aug
-
20 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F1ABC European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Prilep,
MKD
20 Aug
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27 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F3J World Championship for Model Gliders
Tekovsky Hradok,
SVK
21 Aug
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28 Aug 2022
2022 FAI S European Championships for Space Models
Zrenjanin,
SRB
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

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

12 Feb
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14 Feb 2022
2022 Kiwi World Cup of New Zealand
Lost Hills, California,
USA
17 Feb
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21 Feb 2022
2022 Bob White Memorial Max Men International
Lost Hills, California,
USA
03 Mar
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07 Mar 2022
2022 Samara Region F2D
Togliatti,
RUS
04 Mar
-
06 Mar 2022
2022 ARIZONA CUP
Tucson,
USA
05 Mar
-
06 Mar 2022
2022 Eagle Cup
Gjovik,
NOR
06 Mar
-
2022
2022 Danish Winter Cup F1S
Mjosa,
DEN
06 Mar
-
2022
2022 Danish Winter Cup
Mjosa,
DEN
11 Mar
-
2022
2022 Swedish Moose Cup
Sakylan Pyhajarvi,
FIN
12 Mar
-
13 Mar 2022
2022 Bear Cup
Säkylä, Pori,
FIN
12 Mar
-
13 Mar 2022
2022 SOIM, Swiss Open Indoor Masters
Eschenbach,
SUI
19 Mar
-
20 Mar 2022
2022 Open International F3P F3P-AFM - WARSAW CHALLENGE - Warszawa POL
Warszawa,
POL
25 Mar
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2022
2022 TANGO CUP F5J -OPEN INT´L WORLD CUP
La Mezquita, Córdoba,
ARG
26 Mar
-
27 Mar 2022
2022 Coppa Volo Libero
Padule di Bientina,
ITA
26 Mar
-
2022
2022 Raná 1
Litoměřice,
CZE
26 Mar
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2022
2022 OPEN Internacional World Cup
Cordoba,
ARG
26 Mar
-
2022
2022 4th RS Open International
Nova Topola,
BIH
27 Mar
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2022
2022 Raná 2
Litoměřice,
CZE
02 Apr
-
03 Apr 2022
2022 5° Coppa Secchia F3D 2022
Sassuolo,
ITA
02 Apr
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03 Apr 2022
2022 31th Herend Cup
Tapolca,
HUN
04 Apr
-
08 Apr 2022
2022 Elbrus Cup
Nalchik,
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