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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

07 Jul
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13 Jul 2024
2024 FAI F3K European Championships for Model Gliders
Włocławek,
POL
20 Jul
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27 Jul 2024
2024 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Grandrieu,
BEL
22 Jul
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26 Jul 2024
2024 FAI F1ABC European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Simeria,
ROU
24 Jul
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28 Jul 2024
2024 FAI F1ABCQ Asian-Oceanic Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
28 Jul
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04 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F3J World Championships for Model Gliders
Elverum,
NOR
06 Aug
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10 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F1ABP Junior World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft
Prilep,
MKD
10 Aug
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17 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft
Strejnic,
ROU
10 Aug
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17 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F3CN European Championships for Model Helicopters
Aabenraa,
DEN
12 Aug
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17 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft
Muncie, IN,
USA
19 Aug
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23 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F1E European Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders
Litoměřice,
CZE

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

21 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 XII Open Internacional Cerceda - F3A World Cup - Postponed! New dates will be announced
Cerceda, A Coruña,
ESP
21 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 Open Internacional Cantabria F3F World Cup
Punta Ballota, Suances,
ESP
22 Jun
-
23 Jun 2024
2024 SWISS JURA CUP 2024
Schwalbennest bei Büsserach,
SUI
22 Jun
-
23 Jun 2024
2024 F3A World Cup Critérium du Rhône
Reyrieux,
FRA
22 Jun
-
23 Jun 2024
2024 F5J Toldijk
Toldijk,
NED
22 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 27th Korona Cup
Kiskunfelegyhaza,
HUN
22 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 Ricardo Lima FAI F5J- Porto Cup
Trofa,
POR
22 Jun
-
23 Jun 2024
2024 F3A World Cup Competition
Buckminster,
GBR
22 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 22. F3K Fizir Cup
Ludbreg,
CRO
22 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 Trofeo F9U World Cup Italia
Sumirago (VA),
ITA
24 Jun
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26 Jun 2024
2024 Black Stork Cup of Latvia - postponed
Blagodatnoe, Kharkov,
UKR
27 Jun
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28 Jun 2024
2024 Lithuanian World Cup
Wierzawice,
POL
28 Jun
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30 Jun 2024
2024 World Cup - International Spacemodelling Contest “Liepaja 2024”.
Liepaja,
LAT
28 Jun
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30 Jun 2024
2024 North of England Open
Pickering,
GBR
29 Jun
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2024
2024 Canada Cup
Tottenham, Ontario,
CAN
29 Jun
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30 Jun 2024
2024 10th F3A Lowland Cup
Oss,
NED
29 Jun
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2024
2024 Swedish Cup
Mysinge Hög,
SWE
29 Jun
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30 Jun 2024
2024 30th F2 World Cup Wierzawice
Wierzawice,
POL
29 Jun
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30 Jun 2024
2024 F5J Eurotour
Ashford, Kent,
GBR
29 Jun
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30 Jun 2024
2024 DELTAs MODEL AIRSHIP REGATTA
Mumbai,
IND

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