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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

38th Armidale Sailplane Expo - January 25 to 29, 2018
New England Model Aircraft Club and the Sailplane Expo Trust invite you to beautiful Armidale on the New England Tablelands for the 38th Sailplane Expo. Events will be Australian Open Thermal (10 min flight in 12 min working time, 150m lines, FAI landing tape, all rounds count) and F5J (10 min flight envelope, max 30 sec motor run, F5J landing tape).

• F5J will be held as a stand-alone event from 1130 -1630 Thursday January 25 and 0900 - 1630 on Friday January 26.

• Open Thermal will be held as a stand-alone event from 0900-1630 Saturday January 27 and 0900-1300 Sunday January 28.

The field will be available for practice Wednesday January 24, 2018
   
The field is on the left of Warrane Rd Dumaresq, approx 3.5km from Booralong Rd turnoff.
Google Maps Co-ordinates -30.444252,151.518692
   
We look forward to seeing you all again. Bring your MAAA membership card with you.
More details :- Hutton Oddy 0425 285 758 or vhoddy@gmail.com

Click here for an entry form for the 2018 Sailplane Expo

39th Armidale Sailplane Expo - January 25 to 28, 2019

Warrane Road Field, Armidale NSW
Google Maps Co-ordinates -30.444252,151.518692

New England Model Aircraft Club invites you to the 39th Sailplane Expo.
Events will be F5J and Open Thermal (combined Winch and Electric launch).

The F5J event will run from 1000 on Friday January 25 to 1700 Saturday January 26.
This will be the last of the qualifying events for selection of a team to represent Australia in the first F5J World Championships to be held near Trnava, Slovakia in August 2019.

The Open Thermal event will be held from 0900 Sunday January 27 to 1300 Monday January 28. It will allow both winch and electric launch to the RCGA rules below.
Note:- RCGA = Radio Control Gliding Association - http://rcga.org.au/

For further information contact:
Hutton Oddy by email vhoddy@gmail.com or call 0425 285 758
See LSF web site for an entry form.