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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

19 Aug
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23 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F1E European Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders
Litoměřice,
CZE
25 Aug
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30 Aug 2024
2024 FAI F5J European Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders
Deva,
ROU
06 Oct
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12 Oct 2024
2024 FAI F3F World Championship for Model Gliders
Limoux,
FRA
10 Nov
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15 Nov 2024
2024 FAI F5B World Championship for Electric Model Aircraft
Maricopa, AZ ,
USA
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Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

22 Apr
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23 Apr 2024
2024 AFFS Championships
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
24 Apr
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25 Apr 2024
2024 Southern Cross Cup
Narrandera, NSW,
AUS
26 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 Donaupokal F3F
Hainburg an der Donau,
AUT
27 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 Mecsek Cup
Pecs,
HUN
27 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 World Cup for Space models KASPICHAN
Kaspichan,
BUL
27 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 Gliderkeeper F5J Masters Escalona
Escalona del Prado (Segovia),
ESP
27 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 F5J BULGARIA CUP
Dupnitsa,
BUL
27 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 19. Kirchheim Open
Kirchheim unter Teck,
GER
27 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 INTERNATIONAL HAND LAUNCH GLIDER FESTIVAL
Poway, CA,
USA
27 Apr
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28 Apr 2024
2024 10 th International Modena Trophy
Magreta di Sassuolo, Modena,
ITA
03 May
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05 May 2024
2024 Svitavy World Cup F2D
Svitavy,
CZE
04 May
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05 May 2024
2024 Munich BreznCup
München,
GER
04 May
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05 May 2024
2024 City cup Holíč
Holic,
SVK
09 May
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12 May 2024
2024 Karlskoga World Cup
Karlskoga,
SWE
10 May
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12 May 2024
2024 F3F SPRING CUP
Mechelinki,
POL
10 May
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11 May 2024
2024 Militky Cup
Pfäffikon ZH,
SUI
11 May
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12 May 2024
2024 Euro Heli Series France
Surin,
FRA
11 May
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12 May 2024
2024 F5B/F5F Wettbewerb Wasserburg am Inn
Wasserburg am Inn,
GER
11 May
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12 May 2024
2024 Aircrasher FAI Worldcup
Aichtal,
GER
11 May
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12 May 2024
2024 13. Plassenburg-Pokal
Kulmbach,
GER

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