Welcome to the Belgian Aeromodelers League

Introduction of the RES categories

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During the recent General Meeting of the Belgian Aeromodellers League (Jan 21st 2024), the RES categories were introduced as an experiement to improve interest in aeromodelling competitions with simple "rudder-elevator-spoiler" 2 m span wooden gliders. These models are known at the FAI level as F3L and F5L classes. Rudi Mariën accepted to coordinate the experiement for F3L Interest in F5L did not yet materialise. Please contact Robert Herzog if interested..

Bram and Wim Lentjes at the top of their form

This year again, our F3D experts team Bram and Wim Lentjes reached the podiums : First place in the World Cup and first place in the European classification !

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Congratulations to our winning team !

The central role of the Belgian Aeromodellers League

The Belgian Aeromodelers League (BAL) is the organisation taking care of all aeromodeling competitions in Belgium. The BAL is member of the Royal Belgian Aeroclub (ACRB-KBAC), the federation of all Belgian Air Sports, member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

The structure consist of several so-called "sections", each of which is reponsible for a specific aeromodeling category. See "Sport" for an overview.

Each section is managed by a "coordinator" who takes care of all administrative matters for his/her specific category. On the field, depending on the part of the country where the event takes place, either the Dutch speaking or the French speaking "sporting director" acts as the local FAI judge.

  • The BAL is managed by a board of eight members, emanating from either of the two regional federations of Belgian aeromodeling clubs :
  • - Association d'Aéromodélisme (AAM) in the French and German speaking parts of the country
  • - Vereniging voor Modelluchtvaartsport (VML) for the Dutch speaking part of the country
  • Request for 200 m AGL airspace during competitions

  • Ask the managers of the clubs who organise a competition to legally use a 200 M high irspace to run the competitions. Find here the Dutch version and the French version of the official DGTA/DGlv form.

Pre-registration to competitions

Several competition sections require the participants to register in advance, e.g. not later than noon on the preceding day. This pre-registration is required to provide sufficient time to organise the starting lists, etc. Most of the time, this registration is accomplished on the section's website.

These are the pre-registration sites : F3A - F3C - F3N - F5J

Cancellation and postponed competitions

Sometimes, competitions cannot take place due to bad weather or other adverse conditions. Such announcements will appear in the News section.

Privacy chart

The privacy chart of the Belgian Aeromodelers league can be found in its Dutch and French versions.

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