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Austour 2018 F3J Round 2 | Armidale

Round 2 of Austour 2018 is done, Jim Houdalakis leads the pack. Download the Austour results (.pdf)

Congrats Marcus Stent for winning F5J and David Pratley for F3J.

F3J results (.pdf)

F5J results (500KB jpg).

2018 Milang F3J / F5J International 9-12 March

Entries close Fri. 5th March.

Download the entry Form (pdf)

2018 F5J New Zealand Open 14-15 April

For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1151177018350349/

LSF Aus Newsletter Jan/Feb 2018

Milang International, 2018 Jerilderie Schedule, NZ F5J comp (.doc)

LSF Aus Newsletter Jan 2018

This newsletter contains info. on Milang & Armidale events (.pdf)

LSF Aus Newsletter Nov. 2017

Grab the LSF newsletter for soaring results, reports, events and trends :
LSF newsletter (.pdf).

2019 F5J World Champs | Australian Team Selection

LSF Australia, as the MAAA Special Interest Group for RC Soaring was tasked with formulating the team selection process for the 2019 F5J World Championships.

Please click here to read how this multi contest trial will work.

Mike O’Reilly

F5J Trophy | Canberra

Congrats to Marcus Stent winner of the 2nd F5J Trophy event 4th Oct.
Grab the results (.pdf)

2017 Tasmanian Open Thermal Champs | Nov. 18/19th | Results

Two days of glorious Tas. weather on the "best thermal field in Australia" made for a memorable 16 rounds of Tas. Open Thermal Champs. Congrats to:

  Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Model
1 SKINNER, John 15376 100 15376 Avatar F3B
2 SCHILLING, Jan 15346 99.8 15346 Satori V
3 LINDNER, Florian 15132 98.41 15132 Fosa F3B
4 HOUDALAKIS, Jim 14784 96.15 14784 Pike Perfection/ ET
5 MEYER, Andrew 14618 95.07 14618 Pike Perfection
6 ADAMS, Chris 14528 94.48 14528 Xplorer 3.5
7 POTTER, Greg 13469 87.6 13469 Pike Perfection
8 SEYFANG, Mike 13178 85.7 13178 Xplorer V, Perfection
9 THOMAS, Connor 12367 80.43 12367 Pike Perfection
10 BURNARD, Rick 10196 66.31 10196 Aspire
11 GUNN, Robert 6534 42.49 6534 Aspire

Download the results (.zip)


LSF Aus Newsletter Sept 2017

Grab the LSF newsletter for soaring results, reports, events and trends :
LSF newsletter (.pdf)

LSF Australia | History Dossier

Des Bayliss, LSF Australia Historian has updated both the LSF Aus and the F3X World Champs histories.

LSF Aus History (.pdf 9MB)

F3 (JBFK) World Champs History (.pdf, 5MB)

F3B World Champs is over

Congrats to Bernhard Flixeder (Austria, 20yrs) who fought off challengers over the 8 rounds from the best F3B pilots in the world.

Team Australia finished with a strong 8th place with Tim Kullack winning rounds 6 and 8.

  • Tim Kullack 12th
  • John Skinner 28th
  • Florian Lindner 29th

Results (.pdf)


Mildura 2017 | Open Thermal Comp | Oct. 7th / 8th

In addition to being Round One of Austour 2018, Mildura Open Thermal offers great flying challenges, hospitality and camaraderie. Celebrate Spring in style in Mildura.

Grab the event flyer (.pdf, 600KB)

For further details, contact Darrel Blow

Armidale 2018 | 38th Armidale Sailplane Expo | January 25 to 28, 2018

Grab the event info flyer (.docx, 15KB)

Grab the Entry Form (.xls, 180KB)


Jerilderie 2017 is over

Grab the results (Open Thermal, F5J, F3K, Nostalgia, 40KB zip)

Austour 2017 results ( 400KB .pdf)


Comp. Draw; all categories (1.4MB zip)

2017 Jerilderie Entry Form (200KB MS Word). Entry deadline Fri. June 2nd.

Bulletin #6 | June 4

Bulletin #4 | May 9

Bulletin #3 | April 19

Bulletin #2 | April 11

Bulletin #1 | March 14

F3K Worlds Liv, Ukraine Team Australia F3K July 23-29

Follow the team; Jamie, Marcus, Hugh and Clive (TM) via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/F3K-Australia-145137805654753/


2017 Milang F3J | Results

Congratulations to the F3J placegetters:

  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Nick Chabrel
  3. Kevin Botherway

Congratulations to the F5J placegetters:

  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Theo Arvanitakis
  3. Kevin Botherway

Mike O’Reilly - CD

F3J results (qualifying)

F5J results

Austour After 4 rounds (pdf)

Armidale Expo, Armidale | Austour Round 3

Hutton Oddy | Open Thermal had 21 entries. We completed 15 rounds by 12:00 Sunday. Weather was good, and at times challenging, for the entire event..

1. Clive Warman
2. David Pratley
3. Evan Bengston

Download the event scores (1.9MB .zip)


Results after round 1 ( 182KB .pdf)

Results after Round 2 (190KB .pdf)

Results after Round 3 (260KB .pdf)

Running total ( 34 of 48 pilots shown below) :


Vale Peter Abell

On Wednesday 1st March Peter died tragically in a swimming accident at Tuckers Rock near Urunga on the north coast of NSW.

He leaves behind his wife, Sue, and four children.

Peter had not been active in aeromodelling lately, but he was a fiercely competitive model glider pilot in the mid 80’s to mid 90’s. Peter had an uncanny ability to find thermals where no-one else could; perhaps his father Bruce’s free flight background helped.

For a number of years Peter flew F3B models that were moulded in Sydney with Phil Bird and Alan Lowe. They were the gun F3B team in Australia at the time. Peter was a team helper with the Australian Team at the 1985 World Championships in Waikerie and then represented Australia at the 1987 F3B World Championships in Achmer, Germany in 1987. Peter shook up the European F3B veterans with his LB6 glider and aggressive flying style and was leading the competition into Round 5. Unfortunately a German summer rain shower caused a model malfunction and Peter’s backup model wasn’t as good. He went on to finish 12th.

Peter was very actively involved in LSF and ran several Jerilderie Tournaments whilst he was part of the LSF executive. He had outstanding competition success as the results below highlight (thanks to Des Bayliss). As a 3 times winner of Jerilderie Peter is in very select company.

1985/86                Nationals F3B 1st Thermal  2nd

1987                       6th World F3B Champs 12th 

1987/88                Nationals F3B 1st

1989                     LSF Tournament 1st

1990                      LSF Tournament 7th

1990/91                Nationals F3B 1st

1991                      LSF Tournament 34th

1992                      LSF Tournament 6th

1992                      AUS F3B Champs 9th

1993                     LSF Tournament 1st

1993                      AUS F3B Champs 1st

1993/94               Nationals F3B 1st Thermal  2nd

1995                     LSF Tournament 1st

1995                       AUS F3B Champs 1st

1996                       EASTER LSF Tournament F3B 3rd to Daryl Perkins 1st and Nic Wright 2nd  (both World Champions)  Thermal 12th

Professional Career
Peter made a career as a Horticulturist and worked in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney for over 10 years. Just over a year ago he moved to Bellingen and became a supervisor for the Green Army based in Dorrigo. As such he managed revegetation and maintenance of the walking paths in Dorrigo National Park and New England National Park. He visited the 2016 Sailplane Expo last year and renewed acquaintances and spoke of a return to RC gliding.

We have lost a champion under tragic circumstances and our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and close friends. Taken way too soon !

Mike O’Reilly

Modelflight Midway Cup | Horsham | Austour Round 2

Congratulations South Australia in winning the 2016 Modelflight Midway Cup.
Further congrats. to the top three pilots:

  1. Jamie Nancarrow (Sth. Aus.)
  2. Tom Dupuche (VIC)
  3. Andrew Meyer (Sth. Aus.)

Download the event scores (240KB .zip)

Austour Results after Round 2 (190KB .pdf)

F3K World Championship Selection Trials | 14th and 15th January 2017

The F3K World Championship Selection Trials for the Australian F3K Team, 14th and 15th January 2017 at Salt Ash NSW, North of Sydney.

Contact Jamie Cannon for more details. Entries accepted on the day, but preferably before December 15th. Entry fee $50.

World GPS Triangle Racing | Germany Aug. 2017

Joe Rufenacht is looking to organise a team from Australia to compete in the 4th World Masters GPS Triangle event in Germany in August 2017.


If you are interested please contact Joe at jcrufen8@bigpond.com

Austour 2017

Dear Thermal Glider Pilot, LSF Australia, at the request of several groups and individuals has decided to create a  National Thermal League much like Eurotour. We think it is a great idea as it may encourage more people to travel to more comps and will help to promote all of the participating events.

The following 2+ day competitions will make up AUSTOUR 2017

  1. Wentworth Mildura NSW, Oct 2016
  2. Victorian State Championships, Horsham, Vic, Dec 2016
  3. Armidale Expo, Armidale, NSW, Jan 2017
  4. Milang F3J, SA, Mar 2017
  5. LSF Tournament, Jerilderie, NSW, Jun 2017

The best 3 results will be used to determine the overall results, with winners being announced at the end of the Jerilderie competition.

LSF Aus. to administer the scores/results. Scores will be determined at the end of each contest with the winner scoring 100 points and all other competitors a percentage of the winners score based on their final score. Any other suitable contests can be added in the following year/s after representation to LSF. Any existing Austour event where the number of entries falls below 20 may be dropped from the following years Tour. 

Regards, Mike O’Reilly LSF Australia President

AUSTOUR 2017 | Round One | Wentworth

Congratulations to Tom Dupuche for picking up his first major comp. win and the first event of Austour 2017.

Report with photos from Terry Dunn: Gerry Carter on RCGA

  1. Tom DUPUCHE
  2. Greg POTTER
  3. Nick CHABREL

Download a .zip of the results (190KB)

AUSTOUR is flown to Aus. Open Thermal Rules.

Modelflight Midway Cup | Dec 3rd, 4th 2016

Start your planning now to be in Horsham over the weekend of 3rd and 4th of December. This is a combined event incorporating the Model Flight Midway Cup, an open thermal event sponsored by Model Flight, and the Victorian State Thermal Championships.

Download the flyer for details (.pdf)

37th Armidale Sailplane Expo January 26 - 29, 2017

New England Model Aircraft Club and the Sailplane Expo Trust invite you to beautiful Armidale on the New England Tablelands for the 37th Sailplane Expo.

Entry Form (.xls)

Flyer (.pdf)

F3J World Champs | Vipava, Western Slovenia

Congrats to Team F3J Australia | 9th Overall

  • 23 Matt Lowe
  • 28 Carl Strautins
  • 51 Theo Arvanitakis

Also congrats to Dave Pratley for Australia's top placing in the Slovenia Cup pre-World's comp.

Senior Fly-Off Results

  1. Arijan HUCALJUK | Croatia
  2. Jan LITTVA | Slovakia
  3. Dominik PRESTELE | Germany

Results Senior Fly-Off

Results Junior Fly-Off

Results Preliminary Rounds


Facebook Coverage:

Jerilderie 2016 is over! Congratulations to:


  1. Carl Strautins Aus
  2. Kevin Botherway NZ
  3. Joe Wurts NZ


  1. Joe Wurts NZ
  2. Kevin Botherway NZ
  3. Dave Griffin NZ


  1. Jamie Cannon Aus
  2. Peter Williams NZ
  3. Joe Wurts NZ

Download the scores here: F3J (.zip), F5J (.zip) F3K (.zip)

2016 F3J World Championships | Vipava, Slovenia | July/August
Official website with event details and Bulletins

F5J at the MAAA Nationals
The National Electric Flight Rally as part of the MAAA Nationals at Easter will feature F5J. For more info. on this rapidly expanding category of competition soaring and details on the event, check out the Aus. Electric Flight Assn. website.

2016 Open F3J International | Milang, South Australia
...is over! Congratulations to :

  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Mike O'Reilly
  3. Theo Avanitakis

Download the scores Overall Fly-Offs and Qualifying Rounds (.xls)

2016 WA F3B Open & Aus. F3B Team Trials for the 2017 World Champs.
Sat. 23rd April to Mon. 25th April.

Soaring ​WA with the support of the MAAA, will once again be hosting the ​Australian F3B Team Selection Trials for the 2017 World Champs. and the 2016 WA ​F3B Open.

Entry Form and details (2.7MB MSWord) or .pdf (412KB)

Lock it in to your calendars and hope to see you all at Green Acres for a great weekend of F3B action.

Nigel Molyneux S.W.A Gliding rep. and Events Co-ordinator

The Modelflight Midway Cup / Victorian State Thermal Champs is over.

Congrats to :

1st Nick Chabrel (SA) – 11987

2nd Marcus Stent (VIC) – 11952

3rd Bernie Sizer (VIC) – 11816

Report, results and Photos at RCGA courtesy Tom. Dupuche

Levels Activity
Congrats to Bill Gibson, Ron Sterret and Brian Lewis all from NSW for achieving Level One status.

2015 Mildura Open Thermal Comp. | 10th & 11th Oct.

Is over for another year, congrats to:

  1. Mike O'Reilly
  2. Carl Strautins
  3. Tom Depuche

Download results (.zip)

Scores and report on RCGA.

2015 F3B World Champs | Report Tim Kullack

Grab the report here (.pdf, 220KB)

Moreton Region Sports Soaring Association
See opposite for coming events. More details on their website.


Historical Documents

Australia has a proud history of competing in FAI World Championships across most glider disciplines and Des Bayliss has compiled a document that features details such as podium places, names and photos of Australian teams from all World Champ. events since 1977 (F3B).

AusTeamsWorldChamps (4MB .pdf)

Des Bayliss (LSF Aus. Archivist) has also updated the living historical document that describes in detail the genesis of the Australian chapter of the LSF.

The latest version includes Jerilderie 2015 results. Browse through the .pdf (20MB) for an insight into how our LSF Aus came about and the people that made (and make) it happen. Includes score summaries for all events from 1979.

2015 Jerilderie is over, congratulations to


  • 1st Joe Wurts
  • 2nd Carl Strautins
  • 3rd Matt Lowe


  • 1st Brian Ford
  • 2nd Hugh Blackburn
  • 3rd Bjorn Rudgley


  • 1st Clive Warman
  • 2nd Simon Hafner
  • 3rd Michael Taylor


  • 1st Joe Wurts
  • 2nd Marcus Stent
  • 3rd Kevin Botherway



  • Carl Strautins
  • Matt Lowe
  • Theo Arvanitakis

Download the Open Thermal scores here (.zip 550KB of .pdfs)

Download F3K scores here (.zip 45KB of .pdfs)

2015 Jerilderie Bulletin #5
Draw available in .csv and .pdf format

2015 Jerilderie Bulletin #4
62 entries and counting...see draft list opposite:

2015 Jerilderie Bulletin #2
Join the fun, grab the entry form (MS Word 2003).
Entries close Fri. May 22nd.

Fill it out and return to LSF Aus. Sec. Kevin Smeaton together with fees. Details are in the form. Can't open the form? Request a different format.

2015 Jerilderie Bulletin #1
Australia's Premiere Open Thermal Competition, June 6,7 & 8th has been approved by the MAAA as the selection trial for the Australian Team for the 2016 F3J World Championships in Slovenia.

35th Armidale Sailplane Expo. is over!

Open Thermal | Congrats to:

  1. Thomas Cooke | Xplorer 3 | 12957 pts
  2. Karl Knack | Xplorer 2 | 12902 pts
  3. Carl Strautins | Pike Perfection | 12751 pts

F5J | Congrats to:

  1. Dave Pratley | 12274
  2. Colin Woodward | 10019
  3. Paul Gibson | 9547

Scores | Open Thermal | F5J

Report | Hutton Oddy (.pdf)

Report | Brian Ford in RCGroups MRSSA thread:


Photos :


Flightline footage from the event courtesy of Brian Ford:

Soaring WA - 2015 Events Calendar & Events Reminder

For the latest calendar of events for pilots in WA, check out the Soaring WA RCGroups forum. Thanks Nigel Molyneux.

Get your entry in for the Open F3J International | 7-8th March 2015.

Milang, South Australia.

Grab an entry form (.pdf, 120KB).
Entries close Friday 27th Feb.



seat bw logoTas State Champs are over after two days of outstanding conditions in the middle of Tas. Congrats to :

  1. Chris Adams | Xplorer 3.5
  2. John Skinner | Fosa Lift
  3. Stephen Boag | Supra Pro

Grab the scores here (.zip)

F3K Australian Team Trials | 31 Jan /1 Feb 2015

MAAA Approved Team Trials to select the Australian team for the next F3K World Champs. Location Diggers Rest, Victoria, CD Marcus Stent. Flown to current F3K rules, with no flyoff.

Details : Marcus
mongoose@foobox.com.au or 0419 690 451

Grab the latest 2014/2015 RCGA event calendar v3.0 (.xlsx) and check out other activity on their website : www.rcga.org.au


2014 Mildura Open Thermal | Oct. 25/26

Congrats to :

  1. Carl Strautins | Pike Perfection
  2. David Hobby | Pike Perfection
  3. Mike O'Reilly | Pike Perfection

Grab the scores here (.zip)

  • Open Thermal, F5J and DLG (F3K)
  • Saturday January 24th - Monday January 26th 2015
  • Warrane Rd, Armidale, NSW 2350

Entries are open, grab the entry form (180KB .xls), Grab the flyer (270KB .pdf)

carl strautins and dave hobby walking with glidersAustralian Team finish a solid 4th at 2014 F3J Worlds Champs

Congrats to the Australian F3J Team of Dave Hobby, Nic Chabrel and Carl Strautins, Team Manager Jack Murphy and assistants.

For details and reports go here 2014 F3J World Champs (link to RCGroups F3J World Champs thread)

Fly-Off Teams results (link to .pdf)

Fly-Off Pilots results (link to .pdf)

2014 LSF Aus Annual General Meeting Minutes (130KB .pdf)

2014 June-July Edition of Wingspan (Soaring WA) is out ( .pdf, 2MB)

Lots of scale, thermal, hlg and models for sale in this edition.

Thanks Nigel Molyneux.

2014 Jerilderie is Over

Open Thermal :

Rank Name
1 Strautins, Carl
2 Lowe, Matt
3 Todd, Mitch
4 Sizer, Bernie
5 Knack, Karl
6 Stent, Marcus
7 Houdalakis, Jim
8 O'Reilly, Michael
9 Hobby, David
10 Keep, Steve

Download the Overall, Landing and Team Scores (250KB .zip)

Download Flight Scores by Group (230KB, .pdf)

F3K | HLG :

Rank Name
1 Blackburn, Hugh
2 Stent, Marcus
3 Pratley, David
4 Lennon, Tim
5 Fraser, Neil

Download the HLG scores (100KB .zip)

Re-live the moment with 10mins of launching and landing footage from the event:


2014 Jerilderie Bulletin
Download the Draw (.zip, 300KB, contains Winch Lane, Draw and Teams in PDF and Excel)

LSF Aus | 2014 AGM Agenda
It is appreciated if members attending the LSF Aus Annual General Meeting could bring a copy of the 2014 AGM Agenda, minutes from AGM 2013 and Financial Report.

Download the Agenda, Minutes from LSF Aus AGM 2013 and Financial Report (.zip 360KB)

MAAA | Wingspan
In addition to their new website, the MAAA are publishing a quarterly digital magazine to better connect with aeromodellers Australia-wide.

Not to be confused with "Wingspan" from Soaring Western Australia, the new publication covers newsworthy articles concerning the MAAA and pilots around Australia across all disciplines.

Read the first edition here.

A "Bumper" Edition April / May of "Wingspan" is now available via the WA Multi-Task Gliding RCGroups thread | Thanks Nigel Molyneux.

2014 WA F3B Open | Australian F3B Team Trial

Greenacres Turf Farm, Sat. 31st May - Mon. 2nd June

Lot 503 Henderson Road, Serpentine, Western Australia 6125

Grab an entry form ( 570KB .pdf).
Entries close Fri. 16th May.


For further details, contact Tim Kullack

2013 | 34th Armidale Sailplane Expo


Open Thermal
1st Karl Knack
2nd Dave Pratley
3rd Gerry Carter

1st Dave Pratley
2nd Andrew Simpson
3rd Hutton Oddy

1st Gerry Carter
2nd Clive Warman
3rd Andrew Simpson

Photos and forum discussion (RCGroups)

2014 Australian F3F Team Trial | Chook Cup Challenge | Bay of Isles Cup

Report Nigel Molyneux (.pdf 2MB)

Final results for the Australian Team Trials:

1st Tim Kullack Freestyler4 15850 pts
2nd Paul Marshall Pitbull 15121 pts
3rd Simon Watts Pitbull 14927 pts
4th Don Tester Pitbull 14392 pts
5th Jeremy Stratton Cyril 14176 pts
6th Gary Adams Fosa Lift 14165pts
7th Andrew Muller Predator 13399 pts
8th Chris Barrenger Coracho 13118 pts
9th Jarrah Kilgour Victor 13029 pts
10th Brian Mitchell Willow 13022 pts
11th Campbell Kilgour Cobra 10712 pts

Revised LSF Aus Constitution approved by Victorian Consumer Affairs replaces the previous 1984 version | 2013LSFAusConstitution.pdf (540KB)

2013 Tasmanian State Open Thermal Champs. Results from 16/17th Nov.

  1. Florian Lindner (Tas | Fosa Lift )
  2. John Skinner (Tas | Fosa Lift )
  3. Greg Potter (SA | Pike Perfection )

Download the Overall, Landing, By-Round and Flight Scores (.zip, 5KB)

Stay abreast of what's happening in Western Australia with Wingspan. 2013 November Edition (1MB .pdf).

Edited by Soaring WA Rep. Nigel Molyneux.

Mildura 2013 is over (Oct 19/20)

Congrats to:

  1. Carl Strautins
  2. Jim Houdalakis
  3. Alan Mayhew

For event photos par excellence, see dunnphotographics.com

Download the results (5KB .zip)

Report to follow.

Victoria RCGA F3B Round One, report Marcus Stent on the RCGA website.

  • 1st Gerry Carter 10,029
  • 2nd Marcus Stent 10,028
  • 3rd David Pratley 9,655

Notice of Special General Meeting to be held via Conference Call on 9 October 7:30pm. For details on how to participate, see the following :

Soaring Western Australia (SWA) Stay up to date with the Wingspan newsletter from W.A. courtesy Nigel Molyneux.

Second Edition on WA RCGroups thread.

Grab the first edition here Wingspan 1.7MB .pdf.

K.A.M.S. Glider Rally | W.A.

Report (.pdf 800KB) | Thanks Nigel Molyneux

LSF Australia Change to Constitution:

WA F3F Report | Cape Naturaliste 10th Sept.
On the F3F page

Aug. 2013 | MAAA Rules Committee approves new Open Thermal Rules. Check out the new MAAA website.

2013 World F3B Championships is Over.
Congratulations to the Australian Team for a strong 6th Team placing in the backyard of F3B.

Team Manager report on our F3B page | Tim Kullack

Report with photos | Nigel Molyneaux | 8MB .pdf



Overall Placings:

  • 1st Andreas Herrig (Ger.)
  • 2nd Martin Herrig (Ger.)
  • 3rd Thomas Dylla ...(Ger.)

  • 9th John Skinner
  • 23rd Carl Strautins
  • 25th Mike Rae

Tim Kullack (Team Manager)

Florian & Hans Lindner (Helpers)

DVD compilation of the entire 5-day event available from the organisers, contact : Reinhard Dylla

2013 F3K World Champs
July 20-28.

Official F3K WC Site

Follow Australian Team pilots Jon, Hugh & Marcus in Denmark. Show your support and leave a comment on either their Facebook page or their RCGroups thread.

Keep up to date with International Gliding events with the FAI | CIAM events page.

Western Australia | 2013 Bastille Cup R1 F3F Report
Nigel Molyneux (.pdf, 1.3MB)

Stay abreast of what's happening in Victoria from the Radio Controlled Glider Association RCGA

2013 WA F3B Open April 13/14th
Report | Nigel Molyneux

Congratulations to :

  1. Tim Kullack
  2. Chris Barrenger
  3. Les Stockley

Grab the report in PDF format (900KB) here.

Normanby Wines RC Soaring Challenge
Add another competition event to your calendar; Moreton Region Sports Soaring Association (MRSSA) would love to see you 18/19th May for a thermal duration comp.

Event Details here (.pdf, 260KB)

For more details, contact Brian Ford 0409 747 737 or bananaman@bigpond.com

2013 Milang F3J International is over!

Congratulations to

  1. David Hobby
  2. Nick Chabrel
  3. Mike O'Reilly

Download the results Qualifying and Fly-Off (.xls, 25KB)

Grab the latest results from the SSL Facebook page.

The WA Glider Scene
WA glider pilots have set-up a thread on RC Groups for anyone interested in F3B / F3J / F3F out west. Lots of info and banter as well as a calendar of events. The F3F scene is particularly active over there.

LSF Level Achievements

Congratulations to the following Pilots:

Level 1:

  • Hugh Blackburn
  • Robert Gunn
  • Mitch Todd
  • Paul Moorfield
  • Steve Tester
  • Dean Crossingham

Level 2:

  • Stephen McMahon

Level 3:

  • Darrel Blow

For information on the achievements scheme see the Levels page.

2013 Nats | 33rd Armidale Expo Results and Report | Alan Lowe on the Nats page (link)

F3J Competition format Feedback Survey:
If you're interested in the F3J format and it's future development, the LSF Aus Exec. | CIAM welcomes your feedback. Follow this link and spend 10 mins to fill out a survey. The survey focuses on telemetry, the actual competition task and towing. Survey ends 21st Sept.

Survey Ended; 33 respondents, thanks to all that took part
Chris Adams

2012 F3J World Champs | Australian Facebook Page

LSF Australia Financial report 2011 - 2012 (.pdf, 146KB)

Show your support for Team Australia F3J at the 2012 World Champs in South Africa. 6-10th Aug.



Bookmark their Facebook page to stay up-to-date with
Carl, David, Mike and Roo.

Jerilderie Open Thermal
Winners List | 1978 to 2011

Robert Gunn compiled this list of winners of the Jerilderie Open Thermal including Spot Landing and lately DLG & Perfect Flight events. Grab the .pdf (68KB)

2012 Milang F3B International is over.winners line up

  1. Jeroen Smits
  2. John Skinner
  3. Mike Rae

Download overall results (23KB, .xls)

Download flight scores (52KB, .xls)

Hero shots courtesy Terry @ Dunn Photographics
Hi-def versions available, see Terry for details & pricing.

Read an event report and detailed results from Gerry Carter on RCGA

Check out some of Greg W's footage from the event (thanks Greg) :

New World Speed Record
for Dynamic Soaring: 498mph = 801 Km/h
The fastest model aeroplanes are gliders!

shot of orange coloured web pageGet your Scale Glider Fix
If your glider tastes include big scale ships, Silentflight is Australia's best resource for all things scale and big. Head on over for the latest events, tips, reviews and links.

The JR Aerotow Australia is over.
Reports and pics of some of the finest scale gliders around are on; JR Aerotow Facebook page, Scale Soaring and RC Aerotowing.

Jerilderie from the air; excellent footage shot during the Jerilderie JR Scale Aerotow held Easter 2011:

International DS Week April 2011 Report
Follow Andrew, Sean & Anton's (QLD) pilgramge to the US to fly at the best Dynamic Soaring sites and meet the fastest RC pilots in the world.

31st Armidale Sailplane Expo. 2011 is over.

Results, report & photos (thanks Brian Ford, 416KB .pdf).

pilots with gliders

sean eric red orca64th MAAA Nats is over.

Open Thermal:
1st B.Ford
2nd E.Smith
3rd S.Moloney

1st B.Ford
2nd T.Scolari
3rd H.Oddy

Results, report & photos (thanks Brian Ford, 323KB .pdf).

Joe Wurts explains F3J Gliders.
Video courtesy AIRSPORTS

SoaringNZ is home to a vibrant New Zealand soaring community. Say hello to our friends across the Tasman Sea.

LSF member Gerry Carter has developed GliderScore software. If you're running a comp. for F3J/ F3B/ F3F or F3K then this is the best. GliderScore runs under XP or W7, grab the latest version from www.gliderscore.com (including user guide). Free to use but donations welcome to fund hosting / cheese snacks.

F3J World Champs 2010 video footage on YouTube

Videos added to the Jerilderie page.
Short clips of launching and landing from the 2010 event.

LSF Levels Activity 2010
Congratulations to the following pilots:
Level 1:

  • Dr Stephen MacMahon level 1 on 11 may '09
  • Nigel Molyneux, level 1 on 27 Apr '09
  • Brian Lindsay LSF 8032  level 1 on 25 May 08

Level 2 :
Paul Gibson LSF 8031  lev 2 on 29 Mar '09 

Level 3:
Klaus Metzger LSF 7111 finished level 3 on about Jan 08

Level 4:
Scott Lennon LSF 6250

airborne mag cover with RC jet"Dead Air Flying"
Need to know the strategies for flying in dead air? Read the article by John Skinner (AUS F3B Rep. 2007) in Ian Roach's On Silent Wings column in Airborne Magazine #224 (Feb 2009)

Welcome to LSF Australia

Welcome to the League of Silent Flight Australia. This website offers information about the LSF, the LSF Proficiency scheme, competition results, impending events, articles about gliding, photos and stories that can make the whole experience of flying gliders even more enjoyable.

If you have any photos/ stories/ articles feel free to email them to us here

What is LSF Australia?
LSF Australia was formed in 1978 to promote the sport/hobby of radio-controlled glider flying. LSF Australia was formed as an affiliate of LSF USA. The LSF US website is here

If you're into competitive flying, gliders can be flown under several categories; Thermal, Scale, Slope, F3B, F3J, HLG, 2M, Scale Soaring and F3F. For a comprehensive list of competition categories and rules for contests go to the FAI website here.

The League of Silent Flight (LSF) is a USA based organisation dedicated to the promotion of all forms of model gliding and soaring. There are currently active LSF Chapters in many parts of the world including Australia.

The Australian Chapter has been running for over 25 years. A major activity that the LSF promotes is the personal flight proficiency achievement scheme. This is a series of flying tasks aimed at all levels that encourages participants to extend their flying abilities. More information can be found in the Level Forms section of this website.

The LSF Australia also runs a number of competitions throughout the year, including the Jerilderie Tournament, arguably Australia's finest thermal soaring event.

The LSF Australia is continually trying to broaden its base of activities and interests for the benefit of Australia's RC Glider pilots. This includes promoting flying activities, sharing a large knowledge base and liaising with national and state bodies regarding gliding matters.