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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


2014 Modelflight Midway Cup | Dec. 6th / 7th Horsham Victoria.

State vs State. Which state has the best thermal pilots?

Find out first-hand, grab the flyer (.jpg, 465KB) and join the fun.

Grab an entry form | RCGA (link to .pdf)

 

 

2014 Tas. State Champs are on Nov. 15 /16 at Valleyfield, Sth East of Launceston (near Epping Forest).

Join Tasmania's thermal pilots for two days of competition thermal gliding at one of the best venues in Australia.

Grab the entry form (400KB .pdf)


 

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

Get your entries and accommodation sorted early to avoid the last minute rush.

Contact Darrel or Gary for further details or grab the event flyer (.pdf)

 

 


35th Armidale Sailplane Expo.

  • 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

Results:

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

F5J 
1st Dave Pratley
2nd Andrew Simpson
3rd Hutton Oddy

F3K
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.


Des Bayliss (LSF Aus Archivist) has updated the living historical document that describes in detail the genesis of the Australian chapter of the LSF.

The latest version includes Jerilderie 2013 results. Browse through the .pdf (9MB) for an insight into how our LSF Aus came about and the people that made (and make) it happen.


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)

RCGA
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

F3K
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.


GliderScore
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.