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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 Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders
Turda,
ROU
08 Aug
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09 Aug 2022
2022 Hispano-France F1ABCQ
Saint Jean de Sauves,
FRA
08 Aug
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09 Aug 2022
Concours Louis Dupuis 2 minutes
Saint-Jean-de-Sauves,
FRA

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

10 Sep
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11 Sep 2022
2022 Stockhorntrophy Thun
Thun,
SUI
10 Sep
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11 Sep 2022
2022 Memorial Ondreje DAGO Havelky 2022
Melnik - Horin,
CZE
16 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
2022 Drone Racing World Cup Hungary
Zalaegerszeg,
HUN
16 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
Pyrénées Cup
Saint Ferriol,
FRA
17 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
2022 Laugaricio Cup F3K, Eurotour
Trencin,
SVK
17 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
2022 Dubnica May 2022
Malé Bielice airfield,
SVK
17 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
2022 Kyiv Cup
Kyiv,
UKR
17 Sep
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2022
2022 16ème F1E Poitou Charentes
Tourtenay,
FRA
17 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
2022 24. Lippeweidenpokal
Lünen,
GER
17 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
2022 Coppa F5J Italia 2022
Vigarano Mainarda (FE),
ITA
17 Sep
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2022
2022 36th South Bohemian Cup
Vsechov,
CZE
17 Sep
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18 Sep 2022
2022 Coppa VOLI Due 2022
Capannori (Lucca),
ITA
18 Sep
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2022
2022 POITOU MONCONTOUR F1E
Saint Jean de Sauves,
FRA
18 Sep
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2022
2022 West Bohemian World Cup
Vsechov,
CZE
23 Sep
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25 Sep 2022
2022 7. Zerbst-Cup
Zerbst/Anhalt,
GER
24 Sep
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25 Sep 2022
2022 F3C World Cup Euro Heli Series GBR
Dartford,Kent,
GBR
24 Sep
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25 Sep 2022
2022 2022 Tessin Olza World Cup Cesky Tesin
Milikov - Vrchpole,
CZE
24 Sep
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25 Sep 2022
2022 BULGARIA CUP F1E
Alekovo,
BUL
24 Sep
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25 Sep 2022
2022 PRISTA CUP F1E
Alekovo,
BUL
24 Sep
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25 Sep 2022
2022 Open international vol libre Rhônes-Alpes - 17ème Critérium Philippe Lepage
Arzay - Bossieu,
FRA

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