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One month to go until the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo!

In one month the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo will open its door at the EPFL (Ec...

9 July 2012: Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft for almost 20 minutes

Five years ago today, on 9 July 2012, Japanese pilot Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft with exte...

Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo promoting Innovation, Safety and Sports

FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Swit...

Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

 FAI has issued a call for bids for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, to be held ...

CIAM Flyer (02-2017) - Small-Scale Lindbergh 2003, Maynard Hill’s transatlantic flight

In 2002, after a gruelling 4-year marathon of hard work, retired Johns Hopkins University metallur...

Hat-trick: World's best indoor radio-controlled aerobatic pilot wins FAI World Championships for a record third time

Gernot Bruckmann (left), a professional radio-controlled aeromodel pilot from Austria, won gold at t...

CIAM Flyer (04-2017) - FAI Space Modelling’s World Cup – the Histo....

CIAM Flyer (04-2017) - FAI Space Modelling’s World Cup – the Histo....

1991 saw FAI-CIAM decide to trial a Space Models’ World Cup during 1992. Threatened by ‘Real World’ changes, like the schisms of Yugoslavia and the Romanian revolution and more, Model Flying an....

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CIAM Flyer (03-2017) - FAI Space Modelling’s World Cup – the Histo....

CIAM Flyer (03-2017) - FAI Space Modelling’s World Cup – the Histo....

1980s…just so much was happening in the ‘Real World’. An Iron Curtain corroding and creaking, a Berlin Wall flawed and crumbling: focal changes definitely imminent. Model Flying in Eastern Europ....

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One month to go until the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and ....

One month to go until the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and ....

In one month the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo will open its door at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

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9 July 2012: Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft for almost 20 minut....

9 July 2012: Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft for almost 20 minut....

Five years ago today, on 9 July 2012, Japanese pilot Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft with extensible motor for 19 min 40 sec, thus breaking the World Record in Duration. His remarkable record st....

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Registration opens  for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference an....

Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference an....

FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1 - 3 September 2017 about Innovation, Safety and Sports.

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Ten Years Ago: Mardna's 111km model seaplane world record

Ten Years Ago: Mardna's 111km model seaplane world record

Ten years ago Toomas Mardna set a world record for aeromodelling that still stands today: a 111km out-and-return flight with a piston-motor seaplane, flying along the banks of Lake Maardu in Estonia. ....

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6 September 1970: Maynard Hill, the Lindbergh of Model Planes,  Boosts....

6 September 1970: Maynard Hill, the Lindbergh of Model Planes, Boosts....

Let us look back 45 years on the 6 September 1970 and recall an FAI World Record in Gain in Altitude for Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling (Class F) that has not been broken since. On that day, the Ame....

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Andres Leoni (ESP-ARG)

World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Andres Leoni (ESP-ARG)

Name Andres LEONI Sport Aeromodelling Gender M Nationality ESP - ARG Year of birth 1981 Start year in the sport 1989 Experience 24 years Best achievem....

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Alan Goljevscek (SLO)

World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Alan Goljevscek (SLO)

Name Alan GOLJEVSCEK   Sport Aeromodelling Gender M Nationality SLO Year of birth 1987 Start year in the sport 2004 Experience approx. 7000 hours of fl....

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Current Events

2023 MEMORIAL Henryk Jerzyk & Paweł Idczak -

Event ID

: 16237    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F4C (RC Scale Aeroplanes)
F4H (RC Stand-off Scale Aeroplanes)

Place

: Michałków (Poland)

Date(s)

: 02 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:https://www.facebook.com/rcostrow/?locale=pl_PL


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Ismail Sarigoglu Free Flight Cup -

Event ID

: 15737    

Bid:

307

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (FF Gliders)
F1B (FF Wakefield)
F1C (FF Aircraft with Piston Engines)

Place

: KIRKLARELI (Türkiye)

Date(s)

: 02 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Alternate dates

: 22 Sep to 24 Sep 2023

Website

:www.turkey-ff.org


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XXX Open Internacional Ciudad de Zamora W.C. -

Event ID

: 15803    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3A (RC Aerobatic Aircraft)

Place

: Coreses (Spain)

Date(s)

: 02 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:https://www.claz.es


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Nockalmpokal F3F -

Event ID

: 15854    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (RC Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: 9543 Arriach (Austria)

Date(s)

: 02 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:www.f3f.eu


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29th Summer Soaring Criterium -

Event ID

: 15992    

Bid:

854

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3G (Motor Gliders)

Place

: Anthisnes (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 02 Jun to 25 Jun 2023

Website

:https://crpal.be


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F3C World Cup - EHS Denmark -

Event ID

: 15766    

Bid:

845

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3C (RC Aerobatic Helicopters)

Place

: ribe (Denmark)

Date(s)

: 03 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:http://euroheliseries.net/


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World Cup Feistritz/Gail F3A -

Event ID

: 15798    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3A (RC Aerobatic Aircraft)

Place

: Feistritz / Gail (Austria)

Date(s)

: 03 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:https://www.mfg-feistritz.com/


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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EAB Thumaide F5B/F Eurotour -

Event ID

: 15818    

Bid:

854

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5B (RC Electric Powered Motor Gliders)
F5F (RC 6 Cell Electric Powered Motor Gliders)

Place

: Thumaide (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 03 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:www.eab-thumaide.be


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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In Memory of Jozef Gábriš -

Event ID

: 15887    

Bid:

1796

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2B (CL Aerobatics)

Place

: Lackovce (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 03 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:https://gabris.lmkhumenne.sk


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28th Sächsische Schweiz World Cup -

Event ID

: 15946    

Bid:

698

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2B (CL Aerobatics)
F2C (CL Team Racing)
F2D (CL Combat)
F2F (CL Diesel Profile Team Racing)

Place

: Sebnitz (Germany)

Date(s)

: 03 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:https://www.f2-sebnitz.de


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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MTSR Sowiniec Cup S -

Event ID

: 15963    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S6A (Streamer Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (RC Rocket Glider Duration and Duration Landing)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)

Place

: Klucze (Poland)

Date(s)

: 03 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Website

:www.mtsrsowiniec.pl


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Eurotour F3L Podhorany CZ -

Event ID

: 16045    

Bid:

716

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:


Place

: Podhořany u Ronova (Czech Republic)

Date(s)

: 03 Jun to 04 Jun 2023

Alternate dates

: 01 Jul to 02 Jul 2023

Website

:


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Upcoming Events

04 June 2023 2023 Nakotne Cup F3K - Adazi (Latvia)
10 June 2023 40th Srem Cup - Aradac - Zrenjanin (Serbia)
10 June 2023 2023 52. Innviertler Wanderpokal F3A - Schaerding (Austria)
10 June 2023 2023 Prague CUP - Bechovice (Czech Republic)
10 June 2023 2023 15th Tournoi International Melusin - Rouille (France)
11 June 2023 3th Morava Cup - Aradac - Zrenjanin (Serbia)
16 June 2023 2023 XI Open Internacional F3A Cerceda World Cup - Cerceda (Spain)
17 June 2023 27th Backa Cup - Rancevo - Sombor (Serbia)
17 June 2023 2023 Central Bohemia F3A Cup - 277 24 Vysoká, Czechia (Czech Republic)
17 June 2023 2023 International West Coast Tournament - Saint Macaire en Mauges (France)
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Common FAI strategy for Drones

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At the recent FAI meetings of the FAI Executive Board, Commission Presidents and representatives from NACs, at Heraklion Crete, a proposal from CIAM, the FAI Aeromodelling Commission, was presented and discussed. This proposal was to establish and implement a common FAI strategy for the drones.

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Bid applications

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Call for bid applications for aeromodelling competitions. 

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Classes

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Full list of Model Aircraft competition classes, with brief information, for all the categories. Full information and the competition rules may be seen in the appropriate volume of the FAI Sporting Code.

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