The use of Banned or Inappropriate Substances

The BAeA is resolved to ensure that competitors neither seek nor gain any advantage by the use of banned or inappropriate substances, and that all pilots thus have the opportunity to compete in a fair and open contest

The BAeA has adopted the UK Anti-Doping Rules published by the UKAD, as amended from time to time, as well as FAI Anti-Doping Rules and Procedures. If there is a conflict between the rules of the FAI and the UK Anti-Doping Rules the rules of the FAI will prevail.

Competitors should familiarise themselves with these Rules and Procedures, which are available online. All participants will be required to sign an Acknowledgement and Agreement of these rules on their contest entry form. 

All competitors may be subject to in-competition testing, although in practice this will only normally apply to those attending FAI sanctioned. Competitors selected for a ‘Registered Testing Pool’ will be subject to out-of-competition testing and will have to provide ‘whereabouts information’. For further information on anti-doping, follow these links: 

Applications for Therapeutic Use Exemptions

A competitor who needs to use medication that contains a banned substance (where there is no alternative available) needs to obtain a TUE WADA TUE FAQ's to allow continued use of the banned item. This UK site provides a mechanism to check on specific drugs that a competitor may need to take for medical reasons.

If any member requires advice or further information on any of the above, they should in the first instance direct their enquiry to the BAeA Chairman or HCO.

World Anti-Doping Code 2015

For more information please see the World Anti-Doping Code 2015