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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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Upcoming Events

25 January 2019 2019 Swiss Open Indoor Masters (SOIM 2019) - Birsfelden (Switzerland)
17 March 2019 2019 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft - Heraklion, Crete (Greece)
02 June 2019 2019 FAI F1D European Championships for Free Flight Indoor Model Aircraft - Tachov - Svetce (Czech Republic)
14 July 2019 2019 FAI F2 European Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft - Pazardzik (Bulgaria)
14 July 2019 2019 FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders - Jakabszallas (Hungary)
28 July 2019 2019 FAI F3J European Championship for Model Gliders - Włocławek (Poland)
30 July 2019 2019 FAI F1 Junior European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft - Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
03 August 2019 2019 FAI F3 World Championships for Model Helicopters - Ballenstedt / Harz (Germany)
03 August 2019 2019 FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft - Calcinatello di Calcinato (Italy)
04 August 2019 2019 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders - Jesenik - Mikulovice (Czech Republic)
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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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