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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

19 Mar
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25 Mar 2023
2023 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Jonava,
LTU
02 Jul
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07 Jul 2023
2023 FAI S World Championships for Space Models
Austin,
USA
24 Jul
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29 Jul 2023
2023 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders
Hellevadvej Rodekro,
DEN
01 Aug
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04 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F1E World Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders
Turda,
ROU
01 Aug
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05 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F3DE World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft
Drachten,
NED
02 Aug
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09 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F3CN World Championships for Model Helicopters
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
07 Aug
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12 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F2 European Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft
Wloclawek,
POL
12 Aug
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19 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
12 Aug
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19 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F1ABP Junior European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Moncontour du Poitou,
FRA
13 Aug
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19 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F5J World Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders
Dupnitsa,
BUL

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

11 Feb
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12 Feb 2023
2023 SOIM, Swiss Open Indoor Masters
Siggenthal- Station,
SUI
11 Feb
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13 Feb 2023
2023 Kiwi World Cup of New Zealand
Lost Hills, California,
USA
15 Feb
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2023
2023 North American Cup
Lost Hills, California,
USA
16 Feb
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20 Feb 2023
2023 Bob White Memorial Max Men International
Lost Hills, California,
USA
03 Mar
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05 Mar 2023
2023 Arizona Cup
tucson, az,
USA
04 Mar
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2023
2023 Eagle Cup F1
Gjøvik,
NOR
05 Mar
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2023
2023 Danish Cup
Mjøsa,
NOR
10 Mar
-
2023
2023 Moose Cup
Säkylä, Pori,
FIN
10 Mar
-
13 Mar 2023
2023 APA F3A World Cup
Barossa,
AUS
11 Mar
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2023
2023 Bear Cup
Säkylä, Pori,
FIN
18 Mar
-
2023
2023 SPZG Cup, Antoon van Eldik Memorial
Kietrz,
POL
19 Mar
-
20 Mar 2023
2023 Kartel-Cup Pieter de Boer Memorial
Kietrz,
POL
25 Mar
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2023
2023 Raná 1
Rana near Louny,
CZE
25 Mar
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26 Mar 2023
2023 32nd Herend Cup
Herend,
HUN
26 Mar
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2023
2023 Raná 2
Rana near Louny,
CZE
31 Mar
-
02 Apr 2023
2023 Rana open 2023
Raná u Loun,
CZE
01 Apr
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02 Apr 2023
2023 HARGHITA CUP F1A,B,C,P,Q,H
Salonta,
ROU
01 Apr
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02 Apr 2023
2023 F5J Tisza Cup
Szeged,
HUN
01 Apr
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02 Apr 2023
2023 Memorial 'Adriano GHISELLI' 2023
Capannori (Lucca),
ITA
01 Apr
-
02 Apr 2023
2023 Coppa VOLI F3K
Carisio (VC),
ITA

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