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Current events

07 Jul
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13 Jul 2024
2024 FAI F3K European Championships for Model Gliders
Włocławek,
POL
12 Jul
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14 Jul 2024
2024 Bardejov Space Cup
Bardejov,
SVK
13 Jul
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14 Jul 2024
2024 39ème Grand Prix de France
Landres,
FRA
13 Jul
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2024
2024 FF CRO Memorijal Damir Kosir
Korenica,
CRO
13 Jul
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14 Jul 2024
2024 F5J Cassovia Cup
Kosice,
SVK

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

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
24 Aug
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29 Aug 2024
2024 FAI European Championships for Space Models
Zrenjanin,
SRB

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

14 Jul
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2024
2024 FF CRO Memorijal Danko Sokolić
Korenica,
CRO
19 Jul
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2024
2024 Mongolia Cup
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
20 Jul
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2024
2024 Hong Kong International Drone Soccer Competition
Hong Kong,
HKG
20 Jul
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21 Jul 2024
2024 Drone Club Varna Cup
Varna,
BUL
20 Jul
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21 Jul 2024
2024 Tirol Trophy Eurotour F5J
Wörgl-Kundl,
AUT
20 Jul
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21 Jul 2024
2024 1st Ostalb Cup
Elchingen/Neresheim,
GER
20 Jul
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21 Jul 2024
2024 F3K Laugarício cup
Trencin,
SVK
21 Jul
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2024
2024 World Cup FRIENDSHIP CUP F1A,B,C,H,Q
Simeria,
ROU
21 Jul
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2024
2024 Mixmen Cup
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
22 Jul
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24 Jul 2024
2024 UNITED STATES NATIONALS
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
23 Jul
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2024
2024 Asian Cup
Ulaanbaatar,
MGL
27 Jul
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2024
2024 World Cup F1E ”Memorial POPA CRÂNGU”
Turda,
ROU
27 Jul
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28 Jul 2024
2024 DX Racing Serbia
Bela Crkva,
SRB
27 Jul
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28 Jul 2024
2024 Norway Open F3J
Elverum / Starmoen,
NOR
28 Jul
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2024
2024 World Cup F1E ”TURDA CUP”
Turda,
ROU
03 Aug
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2024
2024 SUI International F5B
Pfäffikon ZH,
SUI
03 Aug
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05 Aug 2024
2024 NORTH COAST CUP
Pueblo, Colorado,
USA
03 Aug
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04 Aug 2024
2024 Swedish Fast Track Challenge (SFTC)
Palsboda,
SWE
03 Aug
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04 Aug 2024
2024 Prilep Cup - Trophy of Prilep
Prilep,
MKD
03 Aug
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04 Aug 2024
2024 4th Dolomitenpokal Lienz F5L
Lienz,
AUT

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