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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

08 Apr
-
12 Apr 2022
2022 Naloev Cup
Nalchik,
RUS
08 Apr
-
10 Apr 2022
2022 HARGHITA CUP F1A,B,C,P,Q,H
Simeria,
ROU
09 Apr
-
10 Apr 2022
2022 Coppa 'Città di Torino' F5J 2022
Tetti Neirotti - Rivalta Torinese (TO),
ITA
09 Apr
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2022
2022 Otto Kuttler Cup
Oberkotzau,
GER
09 Apr
-
10 Apr 2022
2022 1 Speedracer Cup F2A
Sebnitz,
GER
10 Apr
-
2022
2022 Widgiewa Cup
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
10 Apr
-
2022
2022 Fohrlberg Cup
Oberkotzau,
GER
11 Apr
-
12 Apr 2022
2022 Australian Free Flight Championships
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
13 Apr
-
14 Apr 2022
2022 Southern Cross Cup
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
14 Apr
-
16 Apr 2022
2021 Open International La Muela F3F
Alarilla, Guadalajara,
ESP
16 Apr
-
17 Apr 2022
2022 Vila De Vidreres
Vidreres,
ESP
22 Apr
-
24 Apr 2022
2022 Slovenia F3F Cup
Vipava,
SLO
23 Apr
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2022
2022 Gonzo Cup
Ulez - Podlodowo,
POL
23 Apr
-
24 Apr 2022
2022 F5J CRO Cup 2022
Gubasevo,
CRO
23 Apr
-
24 Apr 2022
2022 17. Kirchheim Open
Hülben,
GER
24 Apr
-
2022
2022 Crosno Cup
Ulez - Podlodowo,
POL
29 Apr
-
01 May 2022
2021 Iceland Open F3F 2021
Reykjavik,
ISL
29 Apr
-
03 May 2022
2022 Aleksin Cup
Tula, Alexin,
RUS
30 Apr
-
01 May 2022
2022 World Cup for Space Models KASPICHAN 2022
Kaspichan,
BUL
30 Apr
-
01 May 2022
2022 Bulgaria Cup
Kharkiv,
UKR

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