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 Peter Pine
PO Box 324
Pottsville Beach 2489
Phone (02) 6676 1437
Mobile (0407) 732 440

E-mail: ppine@northnet.com.au

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Sailplane Expo, held each Australia Day long weekend in Armidale NSW, commenced in 1980 and has become embedded in the thermal fliers' annual program. It is now the second biggest thermal flying event in Australia attracting more than 60 entrants in 2008.

This page has been created to link you to entry forms, the rules and the results from recent years:


2013 Sailplane Expo will be the MAAA Nats for winch-launch glider and electric glider and be run in Armidale from 25-28 January 2103 - events include F3J, Open Thermal Glider (including RES), F3K, Limited Electric Glider and F5J Electric Glider (new provisional rules - click here for a link to the new rules).


2015 Sailplane Expo - featuring Australian Open Thermal Glider (winch launch), DLG/F3K (Discus :Launch Glider) and F5J (Electric Glider new rules - height devices available for loan - any electric glider less than 4.0m wingspan can enter)

Click here for an entry form for the 2015 Sailplane Expo
Click here for a brochure for the 2015 Sailplane Expo

2016 Sailplane Expo - January 23 to 25, 2016
New England Model Aircraft Club and the Sailplane Expo Trust invite you to beautiful Armidale on the New England Tablelands for the 36th Sailplane Expo. Events will be Australian Open Thermal (10 min flight in 12 min working time, 150m lines, FAI landing tape, all rounds count = no dropped scores), F5J (10 min flight envelope, max 30 sec motor run, F5J landing tape, interspersed with Open Thermal) and F3K (a selection of tasks as per FAI rules).
The field will be available for practice Friday January 22, 2016.
Contact: Hutton Oddy, vhoddy@gmail.com, 0425285758

Click here for an entry form for the 2016 Sailplane Expo
Click here for a brochure for the 2016 Sailplane Expo

2017 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. Events will be Australian Open Thermal (10 min flight in 12 min working time, 150m lines, FAI landing tape, all rounds count), F5J (10 min flight envelope, max 30 sec motor run, F5J landing tape) and F3K (a selection of tasks as per FAI rules, if we get enough interest).
  
• F5J will be held as a stand alone event from 1000 on Thursday January 26 until 1300 on Friday January 27.
• Open Thermal will be held as a stand alone event from 1330 Friday January 27 until 1400 Sunday January 29.
• F3K will be held from 1230 - 1300 each day.
The field will be available for practice Wednesday January 25, 2017
Contact :- Hutton Oddy - vhoddy@gmail.com - or 0425 285 758

Click here for an entry form for the 2017 Sailplane Expo