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 email@example.com
2013 Jerilderie Open Thermal | June 8th-10th
Entries are open. Entry deadline = May 24th.
Grab an entry form here (MS Word, 65KB)
Note: Jerilderie 2013 is also the Team Selection Trial for the F3J Worlds 2014. Aspirants for selection need to indicate their intention on the entry form.
Note: Jerilderie 2013 uses the revised Aus Open Thermal Rules Grab the rules here (MS Word, 100KB). For any event-specific variations see the entry form page two.
2013 Milang F3J International is over!
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:
Grab an entry form (2MB .pdf) fill it out and scan / fax it back to Robert Gunn C/O Southern Soaring League. Entry fee payable via EFT. Check out the SSL Facebook page for details on this and their other events.
2013 Nats | 33rd Armidale Expo
Results and Report | Alan Lowe on the Nats page (link)
2012 Trans-Tasman F3K | Southern Fling
NZ Nov 2,3,4
1st Kevin Botherway NZ
2nd Marcus Stent AUS
3rd Alex Hewson NZ
Full results, photos and video (link to RCGroups)
2012 NSW Thermal Title | Mildura Open Thermal
October 20 & 21 is over.
1st. Nick Chabrel SA.
2nd. Carl Strautins, NSW.
3rd. Bernie Sizer, VIC.
Radio Control Glider Association (RCGA) Vic. Events Calendar available; now includes Scale Glider Events. Grab the doc. here (32KB .pdf)
Thanks Marcus | http://www.rcga.org.au
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
Join the fun at the 33rd. Armidale Sailplane Expo.
Incorporating MAAA Nats.
Jan. 25th-28th, 2013
Entries are open, grab the entry form here (.xls 310KB)
Last date for entries is Jan 18th. 2013.
Further details available from organiser Hutton Oddy.
2012 F3J World Champs | Australian Facebook Page
Vale Judy Garner | Sat. 4th July 2012
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Judy Garner on Saturday 4th August after a 4 year battle with cancer. Judy was the Secretary of Southern Soaring League (SSL) for many years and was the driving force behind the volunteers who have made our International F3B events so successful.
A wonderful organiser who will be greatly missed by the RC Soaring fraternity. A celebration of Judy's life will be held in the Heysen Chapel at Centennial Park, 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena SA at 9.30am Thursday 9th August.
Jerilderie 2012 video footage is now available from a range of sources :
Modelflight (thanks Mike and Jamie)
Andy Macdonald (Carl Strautins pilot, David Hobby calling)
Jerilderie Report on the Jerilderie Page | Chris Adams
Mullets and 3/16 " steel wing joiners anyone?
Priceless video shot and edited by Andy Macdonald from the Jerilderie 1994 event (11 mins).
Jerilderie 2012 F3K Results from Jerilderie F3K event held during lunchtimes over the 3 days.
Overall Scores ( .pdf 45 KB)
Flight Scores ( .pdf 57KB)
LSF Australia AGM Minutes from Annual General Meeting, Sat. June 9th. New Executive Committee elected for the next two years; contact details to follow.
Thanks Robert Gunn
Need to see more Jerilderie 2012 photos?
Check out Andy Macdonald's gallery for more stunning photography from the event showcasing the diversity of pilots and gliders. Stop by Andy's site for more glider-related articles: www.glide.net.au
Jerilderie 2012 is Over
(Sat/Sun/Mon June 9, 10 & 11). Reports and photos to follow.
Grab the results below:
Overall results (.pdf, 1MB)
Flight Scores (.pdf, 180KB)
Team Scores (.pdf, 1.1MB)
Landing Scores (.pdf, 1.1MB)
LSF Australia AGM
Annual General Meeting Agenda | thanks Rob Gunn
LSFAGM2012Agenda (MS Word 34KB)
Jerilderie 2012 | Mike O'Reilly Contest Director
...looks like light winds from the east for all 3 days which should make for a great competition.
Pilots briefing at 9.15 Saturday morning with the first heat underway at 9.30
Pilot Registration at the Colony Inn Friday night or before the briefing Saturday morning.
Please bring your MAAA cards. Mike O'Reilly CD
Jerilderie 2012 Draw available | thanks Rob Gunn
Check to see if you're the first up in Round one, Group one!
Jerilderie2012DrawDuration.xls (76KB, 20 page)
Show your support for Team Australia F3J at the World Champs in South Africa. 6-10th Aug.
Bookmark their Facebook page to stay up-to-date with
Western Australian State F3B Champs. Feb 18th
Report with photos (.pdf, 690KB).
Thanks Simon Watts
Western Australian Nats / F3B / F3K
14/15 April; results and reports:
Thanks Nigel Molyneux | Tim Kullack
F3B Scores (50KB zip folder inc. speed, distance, duration)
F3B Report (.pdf 1MB with photos)
F3K Results & F3K Report (.pdf 83KB with photos)
Jerilderie Bulletin #2 | May 8th
If you have a standard Radian and you can fit it in the car/trailer then bring it to Jerilderie this year. The SA team will be running a short Radian comp. on Friday afternoon (weather permitting of course) using the format that we have been using in SA for the past 3 or 4 years. Bring your Radian and join in the fun before the serious stuff begins. If you don't have a 'need for speed' but you do have a 'need for fun' bring your Radian.
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)
Jerilderie Bulletin #1 | April 25th
We will not be running Open Thermal and Nostalgia as separate classes during the main tournament.
You can only enter one or the other - not both.
However if someone would like to volunteer to run an impromptu Nostalgia event on the Friday before the main tournament then we would be happy to support it.
Models for the Nostlagia event have to be of the type/design that was flown prior to 1990. They do not have to be the actual models that were flown back then, ie: it can be a Bird of Time or a Stepp3 etc. that was built recently. Of course if you still have models that were actually flown at Jerilderie pre 1990 then by all means bring them along. I'm sure they will generate lots of discussion and reminiscing of the 'good old days'.
Jerilderie 2012 | June 9, 10 & 11
Entries are open.
Download the entry form (MS Word 2003 | 59KB)
Last date for entries | Friday May 25th
Milang F3B International is over.
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) :
2012 F3K Trans-Tasman selection trials
Sat. 26th May, Longwood, Victoria. This will select the Aus. team to compete in the Trans-Tasman F3K event at Hawkes Bay in New Zealand in October 2012.
It will be a single trial, held on one day, being Saturday 26th May 2012, with Sunday 27th May 2012 as a backup day.
Oxenburys Rd (Off the Hume Hwy), Longwood, Victoria. Lat. 36ª49’16.41”S, Long. 145º23’41.19”E
CD is Marcus Stent:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 0437 811123.
Entry fee is $20 and entry can be made on the day.
Pilot Briefing at 9:30 with flying to start at 10AM, finishing at 5PM.
Lunch will be catered by the local bakery. Flying to the current F3K rules, with no flyoff. A list of accommodation can be made available on request.
As per the successful Victorian State F3B Championships we can offer pickup and transport from the Airport to the field if anyone would like to fly in from interstate and compete. Everyone is welcome attend. Please let me know if you need any additional information. I hope to see you there. Cheers, Marcus.
F3B Australia on Facebook (click image)
Milang is one of 15 competitions World-Wide that form the F3B World Cup Competition 2012.
For a list of the other 14 comps, read the 27KB .pdf here.
For information about:
For the latest info on the F3B World Cup, check out www.f3b.de
Thanks Mike O'Reilly / Ralf Decker.
NSW; Sydney |
Heathcoate Soaring League
Sat. / Sun. 24 & 25 March
Open Class Sailplanes and 2 metre and flown to Australian Open Thermal rules off 150metre winches.
Pilot briefing will be held at 9:00am for a 9:15am start.
Subject to the number of competitors there will be several heats for each round of the competition. Scoring for Saturday and Sunday will be separated so there will be a winner on each day for both 2 metre and open class. The Heathcote Cup will be won by the pilot with the best combined score for the 2 days of the event.
The HSL field is at Maddens Plans on the Princes Highway More info: http://www.hsl.org.au/maps/hsl.pdf
All glider pilots with current MAAA Membership welcome. Regards Alan Lowe
New World Speed Record
for Dynamic Soaring: 498mph = 801 Km/h
The fastest model aeroplanes are gliders!
Victorian State F3B Championship: Report
11/12th Feb 2012.
Download the scores here (126KB .zip)
Go to the F3B page to read the report.
Australia Day F3F Esperance WA
Bay of Isles Cup | Open Class
The next F3F competition is the WA State Open which will be held in Albany 3rd and 4th March 2012. This will be the 40th anniversary of the State Open competition.
For more information please contact me (details in report)
F3F is thriving in Western Australia
Paul Marshall (LSF Aus F3F Rep.) ran another successful F3F comp. at Turbine 10 Sandpatch, Albany. Report and photos aplenty here.
Mildura 2011 Is Over!
Oct. 22nd and 23rd. Wentworth Racecourse, NSW.
Report: Darrel B. (MS Word, 15KB)
Congrats to Simon Morris in what were tough thermalling conditions.
Grab the results (14KB zip of .xls).
Get 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.
F3K Australian Championship
8th & 9th October 2011. ( includes F3K Trans-Tasman). Oxenburys RD (via Hume Hwy) Longwood Victoria.
We have 5 NZ pilots confirmed.
Go to www.f3k.com.au for details including entry form and event bulletins.
Marcus Stent, Brett Anthony RCGA
Video Footage from the event on our F3B Events page.
Aus. F3B Team of John Skinner, Tim Kullack & Steve Keep came in a solid 6th.
F3B Australia on Facebook; thanks Jamie.
Here you can find details of the 2012 Milang F3B International.
USA F3B website updated with great photos and reporting from ex-pat Gordon Buckland. Lots of photos of Tim, Steve & John; our crack F3B pilots.
"The Big One" RC Groups thread covering all teams and with some great photos.
Entries are filling fast for the 2011 Mildura Open Thermal
Oct. 22nd and 23rd. Wentworth Racecourse, NSW.
Click the flyer for more info.
Thurs. 26th Jan to Sat. 28th.
Entries close Jan 20th.
Open Thermal, RES Thermal, Open and Limited Electric Sailplane, DLG.
Grab the flyer (140KB .pdf)
Grab an entry form (.xls, 195KB)
Spring/Summer Western Australian F3F Calendar
Check out the F3F page for details, thanks Paul Marshall.
F3K World Champs Sweden July 2011
Read all about our Australian F3K Team in Sweden via this thread on RCGroups by Marcus Stent (Team Mgr).
Want to know who was in the first Jerilderie Comp.? How about the most recent? It's all in there. Open Thermal, Postal Comps and DLG.
Grab the .zip (3.3MB) of the .doc file.
Make Jerilderie 2012 Special.
Next year is the 35th Jerilderie. The LSF Aus. Exec. are exploring ways to make this special. If you have an idea you think worthy of this minor milestone, get in touch with President Greg Potter. Nostalgia event or Nostalgia class anyone?
LSF Aus. Financial Report July 2011 (150KB .pdf)
LSF Annual General Meeting Agenda for Sat. 11th June LSF AGM Agenda (.doc, 26KB)
LSF Aus AGM Minutes (.doc, 36KB)
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.
Vic. State Champs is over!
Congrats to Tim Lennon and his Supra. Results, photo on RCGA website.
31st Armidale Sailplane Expo. is over.
Results, report & photos (thanks Brian Ford, 416KB .pdf).
64th MAAA Nats is over.
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.
The Radio Controlled Gliding Association (RCGA) have a new website. RCGA fosters the development of gliding in Victoria, Australia. Go there for news and links to forums on all things gliding in Victoria.
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).
RCGA (Radio Controlled Glider Association, Victoria) has released its events calendar for 2010/11 (.xls 35KB)
Videos added to the Jerilderie page.
Short clips of launching and landing from the 2010 event.
LSF Annual General Meeting 2010 Minutes
Read about the proposals for 2010-2011 (PDF)
Jerilderie 2010 is over! Congrats to Joe Wurts
Download all the results here:
Pictures, videos and report on the Jerilderie page
RCGA Thermal League
Results & report at RC Forums. Thanks Theo.
Windsock website updated.
Windsock is a website covering all forms of RC soaring in SE Qld and Northern NSW, Australia. Lose yourself in their lively discussion forums!
RCGA has it's own forum
The Radio Controlled Glider Association (Victoria) now has a forum where members can get the latest event info. , swap tips/ tricks/ stories and gossip. It's moderated by Theo Arvanitakis and features event reports and photos.
Jerilderie 2009 flightline video from Jeff Irvin
A very candid look at the event during a weather-induced lull in the contest. Thanks Jeff. Go to Jerilderie Page to view.
LSF Levels Activity
Congratulations to the following pilots:
Level 2 :
Paul Gibson LSF 8031 lev 2 on 29 Mar '09
Klaus Metzger LSF 7111 finished level 3 on about Jan 08
Scott Lennon LSF 6250
"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)
Website Statistics 2009/2010
3000 visitors. Grab the pdf here (it has more detail)
Financial Statement 01 July 07 to 30 June 08
Grab the .xls file here.
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.