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Current events

29 Sep
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30 Sep 2022
2022 Spirit of St Louis
St Louis,
USA
30 Sep
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02 Oct 2022
2022 THK ANATOLIAN FREE FLIGHT CUP
Ankara-Golbasi,
TUR

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

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)

01 Oct
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02 Oct 2022
2022 Speed Cup of Canada
St Loius, USA,
CAN
01 Oct
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02 Oct 2022
2022 BULGARIA CUP
Valchtran,
BUL
01 Oct
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02 Oct 2022
2022 Macedonia World Cup
Prilep,
MKD
01 Oct
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02 Oct 2022
2022 F5J Lamia Open 2022
Lamia,
GRE
04 Oct
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08 Oct 2022
2022 Sierra Cup
Lost Hills, California,
USA
04 Oct
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10 Oct 2022
2022 Kotuku World Cup of New Zealand
Lost Hills, California,
USA
07 Oct
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08 Oct 2022
2022 Mendoza Cup
Mendoza,
ARG
08 Oct
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09 Oct 2022
2022 Phoenix Drone Racing
Prilep,
MKD
08 Oct
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09 Oct 2022
2022 Daegu Drone Race World Cup
Daegu city,
KOR
08 Oct
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09 Oct 2022
2022 F2 Open International of Valladolid
Valladolid,
ESP
08 Oct
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09 Oct 2022
2022 2nd. Gruibingen-Nortel F3B Open
Airfield Gruibingen-Nortel - Germany,
GER
08 Oct
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09 Oct 2022
2022 16 Trofeo "Città di Capannori" - Memorial 'Bruno Fiegl'
Capannori (Lucca),
ITA
09 Oct
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10 Oct 2022
2022 Condor Cup
Mendoza,
ARG
13 Oct
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15 Oct 2022
2022 Firefly International Rocket Event (F.I.R.E.)
Bertram TX,
USA
14 Oct
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16 Oct 2022
2022 42nd Ljubljana Cup
Kamnik,
SLO
14 Oct
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16 Oct 2022
2022 10th Open International CLP
Macussa,
POR
14 Oct
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16 Oct 2022
2022 Krka Cup
Šentjernej,
SLO
15 Oct
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16 Oct 2022
2022 Tenerife Drone Party World Cup
Santa Cruz de Tenerife,
ESP
20 Oct
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23 Oct 2022
2022 F3C World Cup
Suzhou,
CHN
29 Oct
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30 Oct 2022
2022 JONAVA F3P CHALLENGE
Jonava,
LTU

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