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Current events

01 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 Svitavy F2D World Cup
Svitavy,
CZE
01 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 Vitoria Aerobatic Cup
Vitoria,
ESP
01 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 World Cup - International Spacemodelling Contest "Liepaja 2022"
Vainode Airfield,
LAT
01 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 North of England Open Eurotour/World Cup
Pickering,
GBR
02 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 12. Hausruckpokal F5B/F5F
Meggenhofen,
AUT
02 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 45th Trofeu La Mercè F2D World Cup
Barcelona,
ESP
02 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 20. F3K Fizir Cup
Ludbreg,
CRO
02 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 DXRacing
Bela Crkva,
SRB
02 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 9th F3A Lowland Cup
Oss,
NED
02 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 11' Coppa VOLI
Capannori (Lucca),
ITA
02 Jul
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03 Jul 2022
2022 28th Summer Soaring Criterium
Anthisnes,
BEL

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

21 Aug
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27 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F5J European Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders
Szeged,
HUN
21 Aug
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28 Aug 2022
2022 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Finca la Fadona, Zamora,
ESP
11 Sep
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17 Sep 2022
2022 FAI F5B World Championship for Electric Model Aircraft
Dupnitsa,
BUL
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
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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

16 Jul
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17 Jul 2022
2022 Coupe des Alpes Switzerland
Pfäffikon,
SUI
16 Jul
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17 Jul 2022
2022 Interglide
Ashford, Kent,
GBR
21 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
Coupe du Beaujolais
Arbigny 01190,
FRA
22 Jul
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23 Jul 2022
2022 Martin Cup F3K, Eurotour
Martin,
SVK
22 Jul
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2022
2022 FAI Mongolian Cup - World Cup Event
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
23 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
2022 Rhoenflug Cup
Bad Brückenau,
GER
23 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
2022 F3A Klaipeda Cup
Klaipeda,
LTU
23 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
2022 Andritz Space Cup 2022
Kamenica nad Cirochou,
SVK
23 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
2022 BULGARIA CUP
Valchitran,
BUL
23 Jul
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2022
2022 FF CRO CUP
Korenica,
CRO
23 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
2022 Nordic Glory F5J
Kouvola,
FIN
23 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
2022 F5J Braunschweig
Braunschweig,
GER
23 Jul
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24 Jul 2022
2022 Trnava F5J - Letisko Dubnica nad Váhom - Slavnica
Slavnica, 01854 ,
SVK
23 Jul
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2022
2022 FAI Asian Cup - World Cup Event
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
24 Jul
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2022
2022 FF Dalmacija Kup
Korenica,
CRO
25 Jul
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29 Jul 2022
2022 United States Nationals 'NATS"
Muncie, IN,
USA
29 Jul
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30 Jul 2022
2022 Litteam Cup 2022
Tekovsky Hradok,
SVK
29 Jul
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31 Jul 2022
2022 World Cup F3A - RZESZÓW CUP - Rzeszów POL
Rzeszów,
POL
30 Jul
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2022
2022 Burgenpokal F5F / F5F 900
Biebertal,
GER
05 Aug
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07 Aug 2022
2022 Warsaw Cup
Wloclawek,
POL

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