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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

23 Mar
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26 Mar 2024
2024 FAI F1D World Championships for Indoor Model Aircraft
Slanic Prahova,
ROU
07 Jul
-
13 Jul 2024
2024 FAI F3K European Championships for Model Gliders
Włocławek,
POL
20 Jul
-
27 Jul 2024
2024 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft
Grandrieu,
BEL
22 Jul
-
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
-
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
-
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

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

01 Mar
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03 Mar 2024
2024 ARIZONA CUP
tucson, az,
USA
08 Mar
-
11 Mar 2024
2024 F3A Masters World Cup
Albury,
AUS
08 Mar
-
10 Mar 2024
2024 Moose Cup
Säkylä, Pori,
FIN
09 Mar
-
2024
2024 F1N Kutina Open International
Kutina,
CRO
09 Mar
-
10 Mar 2024
2024 Bear Cup
Säkylä, Pori,
FIN
16 Mar
-
2024
2024 SPZG Cup, Antoon van Eldik Memorial
Kietrz,
POL
17 Mar
-
2024
2024 Jasna 31 - Cup Pieter de Boer Memorial
Kietrz,
POL
21 Mar
-
22 Mar 2024
2024 World Cup Memorial OTTO HINTS F1D
Slanic Prahova,
ROU
22 Mar
-
24 Mar 2024
2024 Raná OPEN
Raná u Loun,
CZE
23 Mar
-
24 Mar 2024
2024 33rd Herend Cup
Tapolca,
HUN
23 Mar
-
24 Mar 2024
2024 LARISA F5J MEETING
Larisa,
GRE
23 Mar
-
2024
2024 Medzinárodné majstrovstvá Slovenska F1N
Dubnica nad Váhom,
SVK
06 Apr
-
07 Apr 2024
2024 F5J Tisza Cup
Szeged,
HUN
06 Apr
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2024
2024 IX Backa Indoor Open
Sombor,
SRB
06 Apr
-
07 Apr 2024
2024 Coppa VOLI F3K World Cup
Rivalta Torinese (TO),
ITA
06 Apr
-
07 Apr 2024
2024 Memorial 'Adriano GHISELLI'
Capannori (Lucca),
ITA
13 Apr
-
2024
2024 Otto-Kuttler-Cup
Oberkotzau,
GER
14 Apr
-
2024
2024 Föhrlberg-Cup
Oberkotzau,
GER
19 Apr
-
21 Apr 2024
2024 Slovenia F3F CUP
Vipava,
SLO
20 Apr
-
21 Apr 2024
2024 Coppa VOLI F5J
Rivalta Torinese (TO),
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