FAI Judges

Mr. Dmitry Chaplygin

(Russia)

I’m 53 years old.
I’m in the aeromodelling since twelve years.
Before F3A Aerobatic I have been Control Line Circular Flight (F2D) and since 1995 I passed in F3A.
I have judging since 2005. I worked as the Judge on two F3A World Championships and two F3A European Championships, many Events of World Cup in the different countries since 2007, Championships of Russia since 2005.
My hobbies are snowboard, fishing, hunting.
Mr. Esa Eirola

(Finland)

Job : Electrical engineer and photographer
Aeromodelling since 1961
F3A since 1973, judge since 2002
4 times Finnish F3A champion
Events as judge :
Five F3A world championships,
Three F3P world championships
One F3A European championship
Several world cup F3A
Hobbies : Photography, bowling and traveling
Mr. Norbert Polatscheck

(Austria)

Norbert, a plastics engineer by profession, married and father of a 14 year old son is living in the East of Austria. This region named Burgenland is known as “the land of sun” with pannonian climate and flat landscape. He likes to spend time with his family and sports such as running and skiing.
Norbert was involved in RC aerobatics since the early 90ies and is still an active aerobatic pilot in the F3A/A-18 class. He has been judging app. 60 national and international competitions in F3A from 2000 to 2017 and all ECH`s and WCH`s since 2012. Further he officiated as Austria`s Team Manager F3A in 2010 and 2011.
Mr. Franscisco Pineiro

(Spain)

Since 1974 I have been active in the amateur radio community, participating in many contests and winning several world championships.
Aeromodelling is my main passion. My first airplane was a Control Line Race in 1981 and ever since I have participated in many RC aerobatic, turbine and helicopter championships.
Aside from that, I like swimming and rowing and I am currently working on creating custom airplane parts with my lathe and milling machines.
Mr. Jean Yves Castermans

(Belgium)

Years in aeromodelling :
Between 30 and 35 years of flying and about 25 years of judging. I’m a “sunday flyer” practicing some rudimental aerobatics but happily I don’t have to score my own flights.
I own a computer shop, mainly oriented to services to small companies and home-workers.
Hobbies :
Strangely enough, one of my hobbies is aero-modeling 😉 but the hobby taking me the more time is ballroom dancing.
Mr. Marc Weyenbergh

(France)

Aeromodelling since 1970 (free flight)
Radio control since 1980
Retired from car maintenance (garage) as responsible of mechanical workshop.
Hobbies : Aeromodelling, holiday in mobile home, fishing.
Mr. Henny Van Loon

(Netherlands)

Since 2017 full member of the FAI/CIAM Aerobatic Subcommittee, responsible for F3M.
From 1986 to present President of the Dutch Aerobatic Subcommittee, responsible for all F3A, F3M and F3P competitions and subclasses. Besides this Presidency, my responsibility is Training, Coaching and scheduling all F3A / F3P and F3M Judges in The Netherlands as well as interface to the FAI/CIAM on RC aerobatic matters.
I am responsible for the Aerobatics section of the Dutch national Sporting Code and the translation and interpretation of the CIAM Sporting Code in the Dutch rules..
For that reason I represent The Netherlands as Technical Expert F3A in the yearly “April” CIAM meeting in Paris and Lausanne from 1986 to present.
Part of the Dutch delegation in CIAM meetings in Paris and Lausanne as Technical Expert for RC Aerobatics (F3A and F6 A/B) from 1986 to present.
In the last 35 years I have built an extensive network of relations in the RC Aerobatic community.
Knowing nearly every officer, organizer and participant personally with in-depth knowledge of the in and outs of the Sport and his rules. Involved in the creation and realization of many of these rules, most of the time in close cooperation and consulting the F3A Subcommittee president.
I am known as a team player and consistent judge and jury member.
Mr. Roland Galley

(Switzerland)

I am 62 years old, married and have three adult children,
grandfather of two little girls aged 5 and 1.
I have been practicing aeromodelling for more than 50 years, since elementary school, thanks to my teacher of the time. Today, I still fly for fun, plane and helicopter.
My son Emilien is F3M contest pilot at European level and I often accompany him in some events. I also judge F3A-F3M-F3P (FAI) and I am an active member of my club (GMR Gruyère).
Professionally, I manage a part-time IT services company in the Lausanne region. For the other half, I’m a municipal councillor in my municipality.
Mr. Albert Wamsler

(Germany)

Job : quality management automotive industry.
Aeromodelling since 1960. F3A since 1980. Judge 1989.
Events as judge : several WC and NC. One time team manager F3A team Germany 1996.
Hobbies : garden, aeromodelling, watching football.
Mr. Gianluigi Giannoni

(Italy)

Job: Administrative court judge
Aeromodelling since: I was 7 years old
F3A since: 1995, judge since 2005
Events as Judge:
Four F3A World Championships
Three F3A European Championships
Three F3P World Championships, several World Cups
Hobbies: F3F slope flying, flying pylon and combat, reading books, classic music.

Reserve FAI Judges

Mr. Michał Gryglas

(Poland)

On site

I’m twenty two years old. Since May 2015 I was employed by Ryanair as an aircraft mechanic. Initially I was based in London Stansted Airport but after one year period I was transfered to Berlin Schonefeld base. Currently I’m working for charter airline Enter Air fixing Boeing 737NG in Warsaw Chopin Airport.
I’m interested in aeromodeling since I was eleven years old. Thanks to my instructor from aeroclub, Mr. Bogdan Wierzba I decided to apply for judge licence for F3 category in 2014.
Until now I was judging polish championships and cups in categories F3P an F3A. Moreover I was taking part in organization of World championships (F3P Pruszkw 2015 and F3C/F35 Wloclawek 2017).
I’m a fan of aviation, engineering and new technologies.
Mr. Michel Doucy

(Belgium)

only as replacement of Belgium judge

Welding teacher for factories’s workers.
Aeromodeling since 1970, Belgium champion serie 2 in 1990.
Judging since 1995, FAI judge (F3A, F3M) in 1997
Mr. Emanuel Fernandes

(Portugal)

Mr. Amram Leshed

(Israel)