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19 Apr
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21 Apr 2024
2024 Slovenia F3F CUP
Vipava,
SLO

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

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24 May
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26 May 2024
2024 Dubnica May Cup
Dubnica nad Váhom,
SVK
25 May
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27 May 2024
2024 MIDWESTERN STATES CHAMPS
Kent, OH,
USA
25 May
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26 May 2024
2024 F3A international Bondues FRM - France
Wambrechies,
FRA
25 May
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26 May 2024
2024 Eurotour World Cup F3K Nançy
Nancy,
FRA
25 May
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26 May 2024
2024 Fribourg's Trophy
Pfaffenwil,
SUI
25 May
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26 May 2024
2024 Turkiye F3L International Cup
Eskisehir,
TUR
31 May
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02 Jun 2024
2024 Ismail Sarioglu Free Flight Cup
KIRKLARELI,
TUR
31 May
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02 Jun 2024
2024 CAN-AM CUP
Muncie, Indiana,
USA
31 May
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02 Jun 2024
2024 Nockalmpokal F3F
9543 Arriach,
AUT
01 Jun
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02 Jun 2024
2024 Eurotour F3L Podhorany
Podhořany u Ronova,
CZE
01 Jun
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2024
2024 41th Srem Cup
Aradac - Zrenjanin,
SRB
01 Jun
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02 Jun 2024
2024 F3A Masters
Regensburg,
GER
01 Jun
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02 Jun 2024
2024 30. Sächsischer Schweiz-Weltcup
Sebnitz,
GER
01 Jun
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02 Jun 2024
2024 FAI Korea Drone Racing World Cup
Seoul city,
KOR
01 Jun
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02 Jun 2024
2024 FAI Korea Drone Soccer Open International
Seoul city,
KOR
01 Jun
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02 Jun 2024
2024 Colmar Elsass E-Trophy
Pfaffenheim,
FRA
02 Jun
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2024
2024 4th Morava Cup
Aradac - Zrenjanin,
SRB
07 Jun
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09 Jun 2024
2024 Drone Racing World Cup Hungary
Mogyoród,
HUN
07 Jun
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09 Jun 2024
2024 Nakotne Cup F5J 2024
Adazi,
LAT
08 Jun
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09 Jun 2024
2024 16ème Open de Paris
La Queue-en-Brie,
FRA

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