FAI International Competitions And AMA

FAI International Competitions And AMA

By Colleen Pierce, FAI and Sanctions Coordinator | [email protected]

As seen in the June 2023 issue of Model Aviation.

AEROMODELING IS an international sport. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), headquartered in Switzerland, is the governing body for international competition in sport aviation, including aeromodeling, drones, and rockets, as well as several other air sports organizations.

In addition to the factor of national pride, our participation helps to ensure that the US is in the forefront of the technical process, which is the natural result of FAI competition.

In order for the US to participate in the international arena of competitive model flying, AMA has established team selection committees that work closely with AMA Special Interest Groups to create programs for each discipline. This process allows for top fliers to be identified, determining who is to be sent to international competitions.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, AMA relies on support from individuals and clubs to finance various programs, events, and teams. We would be grateful if you would consider a donation.

If you are excited by this proposal and are interested in supporting our fundraising efforts, please contact Colleen Pierce to make a donation.

In 2023, the AMA will field teams in a total of 10 world championship events, with participation in 23 separate disciplines within those events. Following is a list of upcoming FAI World Championships.

July 2-7, 2023 2023 FAI World Championships for Space Models Austin. Texas (USA)
July 24-29, 2023 2023 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders Hellevadvej Rodekro, Denmark
August 1-4, 2023 2023 FAI F1E World Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders Turda, Romania
August 1-5, 2023 2023 FAI F3DE World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft Drachten, Netherlands
August 2-9, 2023 2023 FAI F3CN World Championships for Model Helicopters Muncie, Indiana (USA)
August 2-9, 2023 2023 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft Moncontour du Poitou, France
August 13-19, 2023 2023 FAI F5J World Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders Dupnista, Bulgaria
August 19-26, 2023 2023 FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft Warwick, Australia
August 26-31, 2023 2023 FAI F3K World Championships for Model Gliders Sanpetru, Romania
October 6-9, 2023 2023 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Namwon, Jeolla Province, Korea
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