Ukraine won the right of holding the European Championship for space models in 2015.
Within the period between the 18th and 20th April, 2013 Plenary Meeting of Aeromodelling Commission of International Aeronautical Federation (FAI) was held in Lausanne (Switzerland). Federation is in charge of the issues of arranging and holding the International Championships for aeronautical sports. Delegates and Supervisors from over 50 countries represented aeromodelling sector. Meetings of Technical Subcommissions as well as forum and consideration of different countries’ applications for holding the Continental and World Championships in aeromodelling field took place within the framework of Plenary Meeting of Aeromodelling Commission.
Delegation comprised of the President of Spacemodelling Sports Federation Igor Volkanov, the First Vice-President Michael Ryabokon and Secretary General of the Federation Ol’ga Maxymova represented Ukraine. Trip of Ukrainian delegation was arranged by Noosphere – an organization who actively supports and popularizes spacemodelling sport.
Ukraine declared their intentions of holding the European Championship for space models among youth and adults in 2015 at the highest level. It was the first time for the last 23 years that by voting results our country became a winner of the competition for holding the superior class championship – European Championship, getting ahead of its rival from Serbia. Being traditionally a Rocket Production Centre and Space Capital of Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk was announced as a city for holding the championship. International Championships for space models are planned to be held in Kamenka airfield which has a unique landing field suitable for holding championships in every kind of the weather.
For today the key goal for successful European Championship in 2015 consists in administrative and financial support at all levels of government authority, ranging from Ministry of Youth and Sports to local self-government as well as public, business and sports community’s assistance. Championship of such a global scale will become a real sport breakthrough event and powerful push for space modelling and aeromodelling sector’s development that will prove Ukrainian status of the Space State.