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2024 Jerilderie is over

Report: Mike O'Reilly


The 45th League of Silent Flight Australia Tournament was held over the King’s Birthday weekend in Jerilderie NSW.


33 pilots from WA, SA, Victoria and NSW attended. Pilots competed in Australian Open Thermal class with winch launched gliders to complete a 10 minute flight in a 12 minute working time, and in F5J electric glider.


The Jerilderie Racecourse was in perfect condition thanks to the preparations of the Murrumbidgee Council, and the weather was as good as you could hope for in winter. Cool mornings but then light winds, sunshine and high temps around 16-18C.


We lost some time on Monday morning due to low fog, but still managed to fly 10 rounds of Open Thermal and 12 rounds of F5J. 22 rounds flown is close to an all-time record for Jerilderie, thanks to the great organising by the Committee and CD Robert Gunn.


The flying standard was very high in both classes and the results went down to the last few flights of the weekend.



For detailed results, see Glider Score



  1. Jamie Cannon NSW
  2. Nick Chabrel SA
  3. Marcus Stent Vic


Open Thermal

  1. Andrew Meyer SA
  2. Brad Merryweather SA
  3. Bjorn Rudgely NSW


Overall Grand Champion

Andrew Meyer SA


Jerilderie 2025

Jerilderie #46 will be held from Friday 6th June to Monday 9th June 2025. Friday 6th will be Open Thermal (or F3J) or for non winch people, there will be an informal e-RES event, and Saturday and Sunday will see heats of F5J flown, with fly-offs for all pilots on Monday morning 9th June. Book your leave, think about accommodation and start practising for what will be a big event 😊 The Jerilderie Racecourse will be the place to be.




Nick, Jamie, Marcus


Bjorn, Andrew, Brad



LSF Aus Executive reports for 2023/24

President's Report (.pdf, 31Kb)

Secretary's Report (.pdf, 17Kb)

LSF Aus Financial Statement (.pdf, 33Kb)

F5B Team Trial

F5B World Champs

Aus. F5B World Champs Team Selection event for the World Champs. later this year.

Location: Cootamundra - ANSW State Field, 19-21 April.


Friday will be practice, Saturday and Sunday will be competition days. everyone is welcome, whether they are aspirants or otherwise.


For more information, contact Brett on 0410 502 613.

Fo more info. on the event, Event Info

For more info. on F5B AUSTRALIA, check out their Facebook Page

2024 Jerilderie Scale Easter | Fri. March 29th - Mon. April 1st

Join your host, Jim Houdalakis, at Jerilderie Racecourse NSW, for arguably the biggest scale glider event in Australia.


If you have any interest in scale gliding, Jerilderie is the place to be. In 2023 we had great turnout and expect another great weekend this year. We have several 120cc and 150cc+ tugs lined up for the larger gliders.


Download the Pilot Registration form (135KB, PDF)


For more details, Jim Houdalakis :


Open F5J International and GPS Racing
Milang, South Australia
Entries close Fri. March 1st


Friday 9th to Monday 11th

This event is proposed as the first of three Australian Team Selection Trials (conducted on behalf of AEFA/MAAA) to choose our team for the 2025 F5J World Championships (subject to MAAA approval).

GPS Racing

Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th.

If you like to race big fast gliders in big fast air, join your host, John Copeland, at Milang for four days of exhilarating soaring. Sports Class and Light Class.

Download the entry form here (includes both F5J and GPS, .pdf)


For event details, see the SSL website or Facebook Group

SSL website SSL Facebook

Australian F3J Team Trial | 2nd / 3rd Dec. 2023 | Milang

Sixteen rounds of challenging conditions saw Nick Chabrel, Carl Strautins, Beth Loveday and Andrew Meyer qualify to represent Australia at the 2024 World Championships in Norway.


Note: Beth is our first Australian female pilot to represent Aus. at an F3J World Champs.

A special thanks to the Southern Soaring League for providing the venue and facilities for the weekend.


Cheers, Rod Watkins.

2024 Sailplane Expo. | Fri 26-Sun 28th Jan.

Join Hutton Oddy at the 44th running of Sailplane Expo. in beautiful Armidale NSW, for a weekend of high-end F5J and eRes competition.


Teams of 2 are expected to fly 3 or 4 heats per round. For competition rules for F5J and eRes, see entry form.

Camping with facilities on the field is welcomed.


Grab an entry form (.xls, 182Kb).


Entries close Jan. 20th

For further details: Hutton or 0425285758

Vale Graham Norman

It is with great sadness we announce that long time RC glider pilot and friend to many in the LSF Aus., Graham Norman, passed away in early August 2023.


Graham was a gentle soul, a keen competition pilot and was always free with his assistance and friendship. He will be missed.


LSF Exec.

2023 F5J World Championships | 13-19th August | Dupnista, Bulgaria

Stay up to date with all the latest from Dupnista where Australian pilots, Marcus Stent, Nic Chabrel and Andrew Meyer supported by Team Manager Ladislav Safarik lock horns with the world's best F5J pilots.


Gerry Carter's Gliderscore, in addition to being the primary scoring system for the event also dispenses current results via the Glidcerscore website:


Official FAI endorsed site for the event:


Australian F5J Team Facebook


2023 F3B Glider World Championship

Team Australia represented at the "Formula One" of competitive RC gliding at the 2023 World F3B Champs in Denmark. John Skinner, Stuart Hamilton & Gavin Tilson were ably supported by son Josh Tilson and hired help Thomas Merzhauser and team organiser Tim Kullack back in WA. The team enjoyed tough air, tough competition and received a warm welcome from the locals.


Read Stuart's report here on the MAAA website.

2023 | Fifth Annual F5J Trophy | West Wyalong NSW | 10-12th Nov.

Open, 3m and 2m classes, entries close Sun. 5th Nov.

Grab the flyer (107Kb .pdf)

Grab the entry form (371Kb, .xls)


2023 LSF Aus AGM | June 11th

One significant outcome from the meeting included a change of executive personnel.

Kudos to the outgoing executive for their fortitude, resolve and competence as they dealt with the COVID pandemic


The new LSF Aus Exec. comprises:


Nicholas Chabrel - President
Rodney Watkins - Treasurer
Philip Stevenson - Secretary
Jim Houdalakis - Executive Officer
Ladislav Safarik - LSF Levels Registrar
Darrel Blow - Committee Member
Chris Adams - Web Master
Robert Gunn - Contest Director


Donwload the minutes (170KB .pdf)

Jerilderie 2023 is over.

The 44th instalment of Australia's finest Winter thermal competition featured F5J, Open Thermal and F5L categories. Conditions were typically challenging; fine weather on Saturday and Sunday followed by a sobering Winter blast on Monday.


Congratulations to all pilots. Full scores available at GliderScore:




26 pilots, 6 rounds :

  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Marcus Stent
  3. Kevin Botherway
  4. John Shaw
  5. Phil Stevenson




35 pilots, 7 rounds :

  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Kevin Botherway
  3. Andrew Meyer
  4. Marcus Stent
  5. Michael O'Reilly


Open Thermal

27 pilots, 6 rounds :

  1. Nick Chabrel
  2. Joe Wurts
  3. Matt Lowe
  4. Carl Strautins
  5. John Shaw

Report | 2023 | Midway Cup | Horsham Vic.

Punishing late Autumn conditions made for a memorable F5J (powered thermal gliders) event.


Congrats to :
1st Mike O'Reilly

2nd Dan Haskell

3rd Theo Arvanitakis


Download the event report inc. photos (4.3MB .pdf)

2023 LSF Newsletter #1

A compilation of info. for gliding events in 2023.

Download (pdf 60KB)

SSL 50th Anniversary | 2023 March 11 - 19 | Report

SSL is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and one of the main events was earlier this month.

SSL held an F5J electric glider event which drew 43 competitors from all Australian states, New Zealand and Germany.


We also held a GPS Triangle Race for Light and Sports Class which drew 18 entries, and a Scale Glider Rally where 15 pilots flew.

With financial assistance from the MAAA, LSF Australia and MASA, we were able to bring a guest speaker and pilot from Germany. Phillip Kolb, a leading model glider designer and former World and European Champion spent 10 days at Milang during which time he flew in 3 events, gave 3 evening PowerPoint presentations and 8 on-field talks as part of the GPS Training Camp.

The F5J event was also a World Championship team selection trial to select the team to attend this years WC to be held in Bulgaria in August.


SSL ran this trial of 16 qualifying rounds with assistance from LSF, on behalf of AEFA.

A full copy of Phillip’s presentations, all the results, and lots of photos from the event are available at this link


M. O'Reilly

Philip Kolb visits Brisbane

As part of the MAAA, LSF supported visit by an international guest, Phillip flew to Brisbane from Adelaide and was hosted by the Moreton Region Sports Soaring Association. Thanks to Brian Ford, Evan Bengtson, David Vels and the club.


The Wednesday evening presentation was excellent and there was a healthy level of engagement from the floor. Philip's delivery method and explanation went down really well and I think a lot of the attendees benefited from the model setup discussion. The GPS triangle overview also laid a good foundation for what would follow on Saturday.


Friday's demonstration at SAAMBA required a change in location from the Burpengary to Griffin field due to the local council closing the field for 24hrs for mosquito spraying, but this was sorted the evening before and all went ahead.


Philip provided a good run-through of the model and the concept of GPS triangle racing. SAAMBA members are predominantly sports flyers with higher interests in IMAC, F3A, Turbine and Warbirds so the performance of Philips glider was extremely surprising to them. There were around 15 members present with 2 younger pilots very interested.


Saturday at MRSSA’s Munbilla field commenced with a more in-depth discussion on GPS triangle racing, the equipment, the classes, the models and the scoring. This was followed by the GPS light class demonstration with a healthy level of interest. The F5J event then commenced and we completed 6 rounds by the end of the day. Conditions were generally pretty good with light winds and good thermal activity which became fairly blustery in the afternoon along with very challenging conditions. Philip demonstrated the GPS sports class during the lunch break and also after the end of the competition. The Paradigm is an impressive model. Sunday was a picture postcard day with near on perfect thermal soaring conditions and a further 6 rounds of F5J were flown.



Results saw Philip Kolb 1st, Evan Bengtson 2nd and Scott Johnston 3rd.


M. O'Reilly



2022 Jerilderie is Over


Challenging conditions thanks to a fresh Sou-Wester Arctic blast which ran out of puff on Monday.

Congrats to the following pilots:



  1. Kevin Botherway
  2. Nic Chabrel
  3. Theo Arvanitakis
  4. Rod Watkins
  5. David Griffin


Open Thermal

  1. Nic Chabrel
  2. David Pratley
  3. Scott Lennon
  4. Chris Barrenger
  5. Matt Lowe



  1. Marcus Stent
  2. Paul Moorfield
  3. Daniel Haskell
  4. Klaus Metzger
  5. Scott Lennon


All results :


or here:

F5J (350Kb .pdf)

Open Thermal (330Kb, .pdf)

eRES (326Kb .pdf)


(thanks Rob Gunn).



Note: Chris Barrenger's radio was found. Chris would like to thank everyone for their concern, especially Brad Merryweather and David Pratley who helped him out with motor batteries and Marcus Stent who kindly lent him his backup vtail OZ eRes2 to fly the last two rounds with. "A fantastic model that came with a guaranteed 5 minutes flight both times."



Credit to Gerry Carter (Vic) for designing, creating & producing Gliderscore, the application used globally across all categories of RC gliding to score, record and report competition results.


Gliderscore for more info on this remarkable asset.


2022 LSF Aus AGM minutes

Download the minutes from the 2022 AGM (.pdf 287Kb)

2022 Jerilderie #43 | Sat. 11th - Mon. 13th June

Shake off the COVID blues and dust off your gliders for Australia's premiere thermal gliding competition.

Open Thermal, F5J and eRes (2m).


Open Thermal Draw (200Kb .pdf)

Open Thermal QR Score Sheets (9.6Mb .pdf)


F5J Draw (216Kb .pdf)

F5J QR Score Sheets (15.3MB .pdf)


eRES Draw (200Kb .pdf)

eRES Score Sheets (11MB .pdf)


Teams Lanes (113Kb .pdf) (updated 7.6.22)


No fly zone (460KB .jpg)


List of event-approved Alitmeter, motor, run timer devices (AMRT) (154Kb .pdf)


Entries close Fri. June 3rd.


Download the entry form (.docx, 290kb)


Download pilot information (pdf, 430kb)

2022 Feb | LSF Aus Newsletter

Download the newsletter (.pdf 140KB)

Australian F3F 2022 World Championship Team Trial | 21st-22nd May 2022

Albany, Western Australia


Entries close Friday 6th May. Entry is free.

Should conditions not be favourable, reserve date is 18th / 19th June 2022.


Albany is a 4.5 hour car ride from Perth or Sky West Airlines fly there daily from Perth.

For more details contact Tim Kullack

2022 42nd Armidale Sailplane Expo (Jan 14th) is over.

Report to follow.

2021 Jerilderie Cancelled

Fellow Soaring enthusiasts


Covid-19 has not been kind to us this year. We set our expectations high that 2021 would be better than 2020 but all of the dates we set for Jerilderie have been impacted.


As an inclusive organisation, the tournament should provide an opportunity for all to attend without restriction or quarantine and right now, that is not possible.  The latest border restrictions mean that for most competitors in states outside NSW and Victoria it will be unlikely that it will be easily possible to attend Jerilderie. The inability to return home, or 14 days in quarantine, would make a trip to Jerilderie very challenging.


So, with regret, we have no choice but to cancel Jerilderie 2021 and start planning for 2022.


We hope that you are able to fly locally at club level and can keep working on those skills and fine tuning your models as the competition will be hot at Jerilderie in June 2022!

Note that any entry fees paid will be carried over to next year, but if you would like a refund, please contact the LSF Treasurer, Gerry Carter with your bank details.

And if you are like us, and missing the camaraderie and competition that is Jerilderie, then why not look back over the old scores from a time when you were younger, and probably wore pants a size or two smaller. You can check these out at Gliderscore by scrolling back through time or on the LSF Australia website 


LSF Australia Committee

2021 Wentworth | F5J, Open Thermal | Oct. 2-4


With the current state of COVID19 enforced lockdowns across Australia it is highly unlikely that we will be in a position to hold the event.

I am unfortunately officially cancelling Wentworth for 2021. Let's hope this is over soon.

For further details contact organiser: Darrel Blow 0400 570 814

LSF Aus AGM Minutes | 2021 Aug. 29th

Download the minutes here (.pdf 280Kb)

2021 Jerilderie 3rd Postponement

Jerilderie 2021 moved to Nov. 27,28 & 29


It is with regret that the LSF Committee has decided to once again postpone the Jerilderie event re-scheduled for September 4/5/6 to November 27/28/29.


With the Sydney lockdown now extended to at least 28 August 2021 and Jerilderie due to start on 4th September 2021 we feel we have no choice but to postpone the event and provide you with as much notice as possible.


The Murrumbidgee Council has confirmed that the racecourse is available to us on the weekend of November 27/28/29 so we have decided to move the event to those dates. As with the previous dates, we recognise that it is not a long weekend, but we hope that you will be able to make arrangements to attend, given the long lead time.


Entry fees already paid will be carried over to the new dates. However, any pilot who seeks a refund should email bank details to Gerry Carter ( and a full refund will be made promptly.


We will extend the closing date for the re-scheduled event to Friday November 19 in the hope of getting more entries.


We are optimistic that by November with an increased vaccination rate, we will be in a much better Covid position than we are currently experiencing.


We look forward to  enjoying a fantastic 2021 LSF Tournament in November.  Just think, no boots, puffer jackets or (hopefully) wet weather gear. 😅


LSF Australia Committee

P.S. Don't forget that the Wentworth 2021 Open event is happening on 2/3/4 October with F5J and Open Thermal events scheduled.



Entry Form (.pdf)

Entry Form (.docx)


Pilot Information (includes no-fly-zones, event procedure and award categories)

Pilot Information (.pdf)


Note: For attendees looking to book accomodation at The Colony Inn Jerilderie, bookings are by phone only.
(03) 5886-1220. Ask for Jodie or Fergus and mention that you are there for the LSF Tournament.

2021 Jerilderie Events | Easter Scale Rally | Jerilderie Thermal

Bulletin 1 (.pdf)


2021 Milang F5J Open International | Sat. 6 - Mon. 8th March

Congrats to:

Andrew Meyer 1st

Jim Houdalakis 2nd

Mike O'Reilly 3rd


Report (3MB .pdf)

2021 Jerilderie Scale Rally | 2nd-5th April

Don't miss one of the biggest scale glider meets in Australia.

Download the flyer (150Kb .pdf)

More details: Jim Houdalakis

LSF Aus AGM Minutes

Members from across Australia came together on June 7 for what was the first online AGM in LSF Aus history.

Download the minutes (.pdf 500KB). Minutes compiled courtesy Dan Haskell.

2020 Annual General Meeting | June 7th.

The LSF Aus. AGM is Sun. June 7th at 7:00pm AEST.

It will be conducted via video conference, using Zoom software.
A link to the meeting will be emailed to members 24 hours before the meeting.

For details, download the AGM Notice (MS Word)


For details regarding the current MAAA and CIAM positions on the impact of COVID19 on our sport/hobby, download the communique from both Tyson Dodd (MAAA Pres.) and Antonis Papadopoulos (CIAM Pres.)


(MS Word)


Jerilderie June 2020 is Cancelled.

The LSF Aus. Committee has made the decision to cancel the Jerilderie Tournament for June 2020 in light of the global COV19 pandemic.


We believe that this decision may well save lives, perhaps yours.



AGM Agenda
In addition to the fixed Agenda Items items per our governing rules, if you have a motion for the meeting, please forward it to Note: Please add supporting information with your motion.


Your motion will be included in the Agenda that is sent out with the Notice of Meeting. The last date for your submissions is Friday, 15 May 2020.


Gerry Carter, LSF Aus. President


Att : 2020 Jerilderie Scale Aerotow [cancelled]

The LSF committee regrets to announce that the Easter Jerilderie scale glider rally is cancelled due to risks associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the advice on minimising its spread.

Thanks and regards,
Jim Houdalakis

For details: Jim Houdalikis


2020 F5J Open International | Milang South Australia | March 7,8 & 9

Entry Form (pdf)

Event Flyer (pdf)

Entries close Fri. Feb. 28th

F3B WC Australian Team Trial & WA F3B Open | May 9,10,11 2020

WA has been approved to run the trial to select the 2021 Aus. F3B WC team. The F3B WC will be held in Denmark (Europe) August 2021.


Location: Clackline field, Western Australia.

Contest Director: Don Testor

Contest Organizer: Tim Kullack


Clackline is located approximately 80 km from Perth Airport,17 km from Northam with both having ample accommodation. For further information and entry forms contact Tim Kullack


2020 Armidale Sailplane Expo Jan. 25-27

New England Model Aircraft Club and the Sailplane Expo Trust invite you to beautiful Armidale NSW on the New England Tablelands for the 40th Sailplane Expo.


F5J and Nostalgia. Download the entry form (.xls) and event brochure (.pdf)

Get your entry in before Jan. 17th.



2020 F3F Australian Team Trial is over !

Report Stuart Hamilton


Congrats to:

1st - Don Tester - 13616.43

2nd - Andrew Muller - 13309.77

3rd - Stuart Hamilton – 13229.96


Full report with photos (.docx, 1MB)

2019 LSF Aus. Survey Results

Download (.pdf)


President's Report

Download (.doc)


2019 F5J World Championships Trvana, Slovakia

Track the Australian Team of Marcus, Jim and Andrew and Les (TM) on GliderScore:


Thanks Gerry C.


2020 Armidale Sailplane Expo Survey

The Arnidale Sailplane Expo turns 40 this January 25-27, 2020.

To get the most from this significant occasion, we are asking for your feedback as to what events we should include. Please download the survey (MS Word, 15KB), respond to the questions and return it to event organiser, Hutton Oddy before Sept. 2019.

2019 LSF Aus. Member Survey

To assist the LSF Aus. Exec. in planning for Jerilderie 2020, please fill in the attached form (MS Word, 112KB) and return to the secretary:

For those members without access to MS Word or equivalent, grab the PDF instead.


Jerilderie 2019 is over, congrats to:

Open Thermal

  1. Nic Chabrel
  2. Matt Lowe
  3. Matt Wood



  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Marcus Stent
  3. Kevin Botherway



  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Marcus Stent
  3. Dave Milward

Terry Lovett

Jerilderie 2019 Results (.zip)

Open Thermal


F5J Friday



Austour 2018-19 Final Placings:

After five Open Thermal events around Australia; Jerilderie, Horsham, Armidale, Milang and Wentworth the top 3 out of 65 pilots are:

  1. Nick Chabrel
  2. Jim Houdalakis
  3. Mike O'Reilly

Final results (.pdf)

Austour Cliffhanger

Following results from the Model Flight Midway Cup held at Horsham recently and with only the Jerilderie remaining, it is tight at the top.


Additionally with several competitors missing a third score, Jerilderie looks like it will be the decider.


Download the full list here (.pdf)


Jerilderie 2019 | June 7th- 10th

Join the fun at arguably the World's best Winter Thermal Competition.

Entries for Jerilderie 2019 are now open. Download the entry form (170KB .doc)


Event Documents (.pdf)

F3K draw

Open Thermal draw

F5J Friday draw | teams

F5J draw teams



Bulletin #2 : Pilot List (.pdf)

Bulletin #1 : Pilot List (.pdf)


Entries close May 31st.


Download Pilot info. (90KB .pdf)


Past Jerilderie Results 2009-2018

Curated for your convenience, download from the resources page (thanks Gerry Carter).

From the President

Notes on World Champs Trials, Easter Scale Rally, Jerilderie 2019, FXJ Milang, Midway Cup. Download (.pdf)

Jerilderie is now Electric and Open Thermal. Download the Tournament Operations Guide; Download (.pdf)

2019 Armidale F5J and F3J | reports and results

Thanks David Leitch and Jim Houdalakis.

Download the report (pdf)

Download the scores (2MB .zip)

Jerilderie Easter Scale Glider Rally 2019

The annual Scale Glider Rally will be held at the Jerilderie Racecourse over Easter 2019 under the auspices of LSF Australia. This is one of the biggest scale glider events on the Australian calendar so if you have any interest in scale gliding, Jerilderie is the place to be from April 19-22.


CASA has been notified that Jim Houdalakis is the designated Safety Officer and he will be looking for support from experienced modellers to help manage the flight line.


There is no registration fee this year, and you must be a MAAA member to fly at this event.


Grab a registration form .pdf or MS Word

Contact: Jim Houdalakis

Australian Team Trials | F3B, F3K & F5J for 2019 World Champs

F5J - Electric Glider After 4 events flow at Milang, Jerilderie, Cootamundra (see protest decision here, .pdf) and Armidale, the best 3 scores counted and the results are as follows:

  1. Andrew Meyer
  2. Jim Houdalakis
  3. Marcus Stent


F3B - Multitask Glider A single trial was run over the Australia Day weekend in Tasmania.

  1. Tim Kullack
  2. John Skinner


F3K - Hand Launch Glider

  1. Andrew Meyer
  2. Clive Warman
  3. Marcus Stent

FXJ Australia, Milang, South Australia, 8th-11th March 2019

Join the Southern Soaring League for 4 days of high-level glider competition. F3J, F5J and F3K.

Location: SSL Park, 9 Mile Road, Milang, South Australia GPS: S 35° 22.004’ E 138° 56.609


  • Friday 8 March 10-5pm F5J
  • Saturday 9 March 8:30am-11am F3K 11:30am-5pm F5J
  • Sunday 10 March 9am-5pm  F3J
  • Monday 11 March 9am-2:30pm  F3J


Grab an entry form (MS Word) or PDF

Entries close Fri 1st March.

2018 Tasmanian Open Thermal Champs. is over.

Sixteen rounds of high-calibre flying saw Greg Potter (Pike Perfections) edge-out Jan Schilling (Satori V) and John Skinner (Avatar F3B).


Download the scores (.zip, .xlsx).

F5J Team Trial Progressive Results

Results after three of four rounds.

Download the entire pilot ladder (.pdf, 31KB)


2018 Tasmanian Open Thermal Champs. 17th/18th Nov.

Valleyfield (ex WW2 airfield), Epping Forest, Tas.

Entries close 12th Nov.

Further details: Stephen Boag

2018 F3F World Champs | Rugen, Germany 7th - 13th Oct. is over.

Overall standings on F3XVault.

  1. Phillip Stary Austria
  2. Lukas Gaubatz Austria
  3. Thorsten Folkers Germany

Team Australia

51 Paul Marshall

52 Don Tester

58 Garry Adams


The Australian F3F team of Paul Marshall, Don Tester, Gary Adams, Simon Watts (TM) and BrianMitchell (Helper) flew the flag. Follow their progress via Livestream: or read the event commentary on RC Groups thanks Paul Marshall.

2018 Wentworth Open Thermal | October 13th / 14th is over.

Congrats to :

  1. Nick Chabrel
  2. Mike O'Reilly
  3. Jim Houdalakis

Download the scores (.zip)


This event is the first of five that make up Austour; Wentworth, Armidale, Milang, Horsham & Jerilderie.

2018 F5J Trophy #3 | Cootamundra NSW Nov. 3rd / 4th

  1. 3rd-4th November (entries close 27th Oct.)
  2. Part of the team selection trial for the 2019 F5J World Championship
  3. Grab an entry form (.xlsx) or pdf format
  4. Grab detailed event information (MS Word)
  5. Grab the event flyer (.pdf)

More details from Trevor Smith:

2018 West Wyalong | LSF Achievements Weekend 23-26 Nov.

If you are already a member of the LSF or would like to learn more about its objectives and the Achievements Scheme, join John Quigley & Barry Burke for a weekend of glider flying hosted by Appin Sport Aeromodeller's Club.

Grab the flyer (.doc, 34KB)


2019 Armidale Sailplane Expo., Jan. 25th - 28th

Join Hutton Oddy and friends for a weekend of Australia's highest thermals. Open Thermal and F5J (final qualifying round for Aus. F5J Team for the World Champs).

Grab the flyer and entry form. Entries close Jan. 18th.

Aus. F3B Team Trial for 2019 World F3B Champs. Valleyfield, Tasmania Jan. 26th/ 27th.

Hosted by Sailplanes and Electric Aeromodellers of Tasmania (SEAT).

Download Bulletin Zero which includes info. on venue, accommodation, weather, competition details and entry form.

More info: John Skinner


2018 F3J World Champs | Romania July

Team Australia came 9th from 16 Teams.

Carl Strautins 17th, Nick 26th, Andrew 39th.


Senior Fly-off winner Arijin Hucaljijk (Croatia), and the winner of the Juniors was Jaroslav Vostrel Jr.


See more on Aus. F3J Team Facebook page:

2018 Jerilderie | Results


Open Thermal

1 Arvanitakis, Theo AUS 10979.7 100 10979.7
2 Chabrel, Nick AUS 10975.5 99.96 10975.5
3 Williams, Peter NZL 10968.2 99.9 10968.2
4 Botherway, Kevin NZL 10961.1 99.83 10961.1
5 Meyer, Andrew AUS 10956.5 99.79 10956.5
6 Houdalakis, Jim AUS 10939.4 99.63 10939.4
7 Todd, Mitch AUS 10923.8 99.49 10923.8
8 Strautins, Carl AUS 10901.9 99.29 10901.9
9 Stent, Marcus AUS 10885.4 99.14 10885.4
10 Warman, Clive AUS 10883.6 99.12 10883.6


Open Thermal | Overall Results (.xls)


  1. MOORFIELD, Paul
  2. Wurts, Joe
  3. Murphy, Jack

F5J Results (.zip)

F5J Team Trial #2 (.xls)


  1. Kevin Botherway 4000
  2. Andrew Meyer 3931
  3. Clive Warman 3914

Austour 2018 #5

Congratulations to Jim Houdalakis.

Austour 2018 Scores (.xls)

March LSF Aus. Newsletter

Including Scale in April | Milang FXJ Report

Download the Newsletter (pdf)

Austour Round 3 (pdf)

2018 Milang FXJ International

F3J | Congrats to:

  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Kevin Botherway
  3. Jim Houdalakis


F5J | Congrats to:

  1. Joe Wurts
  2. Kevin Botherway
  3. Andrew Meyer

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).

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)

2017 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:

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

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 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)


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 or 0419 690 451

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)

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 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:


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.

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

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:


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

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

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.


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


2012 F3J World Champs | Australian Facebook Page

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 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 (including user guide). Free to use but donations welcome to fund hosting / cheese snacks.

F3J World Champs 2010 video footage on YouTube

Strategies for flying in dead air.

airborne mag cover with RC jet
Dead Air Flying

Read the article by John Skinner (AUS F3B Rep. 2007) in Ian Roach's On Silent Wings column in Airborne Magazine #224 (Feb 2009)