FAI Aeromodelling Commission 2016 Annual Meeting - Main Decisions and Discussions

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The 2016 Plenary Meeting of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) was held from 08 – 09 April 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The meeting took place in the Hotel Mövenpick in Ouchy.

41 Members were represented at this meeting.

Please find below the main decisions and discussions during the meeting:



  • The FAI Strategic Plan and related action points including the multi-discipline and air games concept was presented by FAI Secretary General, Ms. Susanne Schödel.
  • FAI was present at the last JARUS (Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems) meeting. FAI was one of the SCBs (Special Consultation Body) amongst many other and mostly commercial representatives.
  • The Commission thanked Mr. Srdjan PELAGIC (SRB) for his 60 years of involvement in aeromodelling activities, 40 years as CIAM delegate and 20 years as chairman of the space modelling sub-committee and also Mr. Gerhard Wöbbeking who served CIAM as Eduction S/C Chairman and also as CIAM VP for more than 15 years. Delegates recognized these outstanding lifetime contribution to air sports with standing ovation.
  • A discussion was also related to Drones. FAI has set the rules and together with the know-how and knowledge of all worldwide Members the aim is to develop attractive Drone racing events and to transform each Drone racing pilot into a responsible sports pilot. As a result, a provisional class F3U – RC Multi-Rotor FPV Racing has been implemented, as well as a CIAM sub-committee named “FPV racing and similar activities”.
  • A presentation of the existing “Live Scoring” systems was performed so that both CIAM Sub Committees Chairmen and Delegates consider the use of them while generating new rules with main scope to attract the sponsors and the spectators.
  • The CIAM ABR volume was accepted to be replaced by a new volume named as CIAM General Rules. The work will also address the naming of classes.


  • Alphonse Penaud Diploma
    Ivan TREGER (SVK)
  • Frank Ehling Diploma
    National Association of Rocketry (USA) 
  • FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal

Awarded Championships



Continental Championships

Check out the calendar for all Aeromodelling past and future events.

Bureau Elections

President: Antonis PAPADOPOULOS (GRE)
1st Vice President: Bruno DELOR (FRA)
2nd Vice President: Narve JENSEN (NOR)
3rd Vice President: Andras REE (HUN)
Secretary: Massimo SEMOLI (SUI)
Technical Secretary: Kevin DODD (AUS)

Sub Committees Elections

F2 Control Line: Peter HALMAN (GBR)
New - F4 Scale: Johan EHLERS (RSA)
F5 Electric: Emil GIEZENDANNER (SUI)
F7 Aerostats: Johannes EISSING (GER)
New - Space Modelling: Jose CUDEN (SLO)
New - Education: Per FINDAHL (SWE)
New - FPV Racing & Similar Activities: Bruno DELOR (FRA)

Gerhard Wöbbeking will continue to be point of contact for the Scholarship Program

F1 Free Flight: Ian KAYNES (GBR)
F3 Aerobatics: Michael RAMEL (GER)
F3 Soaring: Tomas BARTOVSKY (CZE)
F3 Helicopters: Dag ECKHOFF (NOR)
F3 Pylon Racing: Rob METKEMEIJER (NED)

Next Meeting

The next Plenary Meeting of the CIAM Bureau will be held from 02 to 03 December 2016 and 27 April 2017. The CIAM Plenary will meet from 28 – 29 April 2017.

Delegates are invited to bid for other venues than Lausanne, Switzerland.
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