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F5J Trophy Flier 2022 V2

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Event information

The Australian Electric Flight Association is running the F5J Trophy event, which incorporates the selection trial for the 2023 F5J World Championships

The event is structured to test the best in order to select the best three flyers to represent Australia at the 2023 World Championships, but to be inclusive enough that other pilots can compete in the event and observe the countries best flyers.

Format:

The event will run as closely as possible to the International F5J rules. Timing and organisation will be through Gliderscore, and audible time calls will be at the flight line, as well as through FM radio transmission.

Time boards will also be set up at the flight line and in the pit area to keep pilots informed of the event's progress

As this is a selection trial, a jury will be present to hear any protests, as well as observe pilots. The event is run on an honour system, and all pilots are asked to self-report any infraction of the rules.

The event is split into two groups, as described below. Each group only flies against its group members.

Categories of flyers:

F5J Aspirant – this is the category for pilots nominating for the Australian Team for the 2023 F5J World Championships.

F5J Expert – this is the category for pilots who consider themselves to be of a sufficient standard, but do not want to nominate for the 2023 F5J World Championships. This category will include any overseas flyers who attend the event.

The F5J Aspirant and F5J Expert categories will fly in the same group(s)

F5J Advanced will consist of other pilots entering the competition. 

F5J 3meter. Pilots with planes meeting the requirements of the AEFA 3-meter rules.

F5J Advanced and F5J 3 meter pilots will fly in the same group(s)

All categories will fly the same number of rounds during the competition.

In the case where the weather wind is considered to be excessive, firstly the CD will take a poll of the Advanced and  3 meter pilots, who will decide whether to continue to fly this category.

This decision will not affect the Aspirant and Expert categories.

Competition will commence on Friday morning and continue till lunchtime on Sunday. Pilots who wish to practice are permitted to do so on the Thursday.

Reflights:

Will the to the F5J glider rules as published by the FAI

The first three pilots from the Aspirants category will be put forward as the Australian representatives for the 2023 F5J World Championships.

Prizes or certificates will be awarded to the top three placegetters in the

  • Expert category (including Aspirants)
  • Advanced category

A prize or certificate will be awarded to the highest placed pilot on the F5J 3 meter category

Venue:

West Wyalong is a town in the central part of NSW. The AB Bryant field is located some 15 minutes’ drive north of West Wyalong.

The field is some one square kilometre and there are ample flat areas for landing.

Camping will be available on the field.

There is no power to camp sites. There are amenities available at the field.

Power is available at the field at the amenities building, but pilots requiring charging of batteries near the flight line will require their own storage batteries to charge from.

West Wyalong itself has a range of accommodation from pub stays to B&B. Accommodation can be booked through the various websites handling this sort of business.

 


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Paul Gibson, known to many of the east coast F5J and Millennium Cup flyers, passed away on the 13th February 2020 following a long struggle with a blood disorder. 

He enjoyed aeromodelling for almost all his life and was an accomplished full-size glider flyer as well an enthusiastic competitor with model gliders. He originally came to Australia in the 1970’s to work in the research labs at BHP Newcastle. He returned to the UK in the 1980’s and spent some time working in Austria. He and his family returned to Australia in the early 1990’s and settled (again) in the Newcastle area. He was a member of the Rebel Aeromodellers Club in Newcastle and flew from the Salt Ash field. He was a regular competitor in the Millennium Cup and at Open Thermal competitions, and as these events electrified Paul transitioned to flying predominantly Millennium Cup and F5J competitions. Because of his background in full size gliding he was an extremely competent flyer, and very competitive. Over the past decade Paul overcame several challenges to his health and showed a great ability to just get on with life. His last major competition was the F5J Trophy in Cootamundra held in November 2019.  Although unwell, he enjoyed the competition and in his good-humoured way continued to cheer up those around him. Paul will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. 

It was Pauls wish to support future Aussie F5J teams to world championships and this will be achieved by a modest bequest to the AEFA, from the proceeds of selling Paul’s modelling gear which was undertaken by Paul’s friends.

The AEFA committee have agreed to accept Paul’s bequest.  All funds received from the sale of Paul’s modelling gear will be held by the AEFA in a separate bank account and used solely for the purpose Paul intended. 

This is a wonderful gesture from Paul and the AEFA will ensure his bequest is honoured.

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Paul Gibson
Paul Gibson, known to many of the east coast F5J and Millennium Cup flyers, passed away on the 13th February 2020 following a long struggle with a blood disorder. 

He enjoyed aeromodelling for almost all his life and was an accomplished full-size glider flyer as well an enthusiastic competitor with model gliders. He originally came to Australia in the 1970’s to work in the research labs at BHP Newcastle. He returned to the UK in the 1980’s and spent some time working in Austria. He and his family returned to Australia in the early 1990’s and settled (again) in the Newcastle area. He was a member of the Rebel Aeromodellers Club in Newcastle and flew from the Salt Ash field. He was a regular competitor in the Millennium Cup and at Open Thermal competitions, and as these events electrified Paul transitioned to flying predominantly Millennium Cup and F5J competitions. Because of his background in full size gliding he was an extremely competent flyer, and very competitive. Over the past decade Paul overcame several challenges to his health and showed a great ability to just get on with life. His last major competition was the F5J Trophy in Cootamundra held in November 2019.  Although unwell, he enjoyed the competition and in his good-humoured way continued to cheer up those around him. Paul will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. 

It was Pauls wish to support future Aussie F5J teams to world championships and this will be achieved by a modest bequest to the AEFA, from the proceeds of selling Paul’s modelling gear which was undertaken by Paul’s friends.

The AEFA committee have agreed to accept Paul’s bequest.  All funds received from the sale of Paul’s modelling gear will be held by the AEFA in a separate bank account and used solely for the purpose Paul intended. 

This is a wonderful gesture from Paul and the AEFA will ensure his bequest is honoured.

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