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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

19 Aug
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26 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Warwick,
AUS
26 Aug
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31 Aug 2023
2023 FAI F3K World Championships for Model Gliders
Sanpetru,
ROU
11 Dec
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14 Dec 2023
2023 FAI F1D European Championships for Indoor Model Aircraft
Slanic Prahova,
ROU
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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

06 Apr
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08 Apr 2023
2023 XXVII Open Internacional WC La Muela F3F 2023
Alarilla, Guadalajara,
ESP
08 Apr
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09 Apr 2023
2023 Open Vila de Vidreres
Vidreres-Girona,
ESP
14 Apr
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16 Apr 2023
2023 Donaupokal F3F
Hainburg an der Donau,
AUT
15 Apr
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2023
2023 Otto-Kuttler-Cup
Föhrlberg, Oberkotzau,
GER
15 Apr
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16 Apr 2023
2023 Coppa "Città di Torino" F5J
Rivalta Torinese (TO),
ITA
16 Apr
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2023
2023 Widgiewa Cup
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
16 Apr
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2023
2023 Föhrlberg-Cup
Föhrlberg, Oberkotzau,
GER
17 Apr
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2023
2023 AFFS Championships
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
19 Apr
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2023
2023 Southern Cross Cup
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
21 Apr
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23 Apr 2023
2023 Slovenia cup F3F Eurocontest
Vipava,
SLO
21 Apr
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23 Apr 2023
2023 North Coast Cup
Rockdale, TX,
USA
22 Apr
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23 Apr 2023
2023 Larissa F5J Meeting
Larissa,
GRE
22 Apr
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2023
2023 Crosno Cup F1
Tomaszów Lubel,
POL
23 Apr
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2023
2023 Gonzo Cup F1
Tomaszów Lubel,
POL
29 Apr
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2023
2023 5. RS Open Cup
Nova Topola,
BIH
29 Apr
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30 Apr 2023
2023 Gliderkeeper F5J Masters - W.C.
Escalona del Prado (Segovia),
ESP
29 Apr
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30 Apr 2023
2023 Holíč city cup, Contest
Holic,
SVK
29 Apr
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01 May 2023
2023 Iceland Open F3F
Hafnarfjörður,
ISL
29 Apr
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30 Apr 2023
2023 18. Kirchheim Open
Kirchheim,
GER
29 Apr
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30 Apr 2023
2023 Mecsek Cup
Pecs,
HUN

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