Welcome to the Australian Precision Aerobatics Website

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Masters and World Cup Sponsors

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APA Member Promotions

Promotion to the next class is something that drives many precision aerobatic pilots.

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APA Certified Judge List

If you've successfully completed either of the APA judging exams congratulations! You are now qualified and your name will be published below. Your qualification lasts for twelve (12) months.

We encourage both APA members and non APA members to have a go at the judging exam. Who knows, you may learn something new...

Key

GREEN = Current (But check the actual date)

RED = Expired

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2018 Australian Masters and World Cup

The 2018 Australian Masters and World Cup will be hosted in Victoria on the 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th of March 2018. The venue will be P&DARCS at Pakenham, Victoria. The APA is once again super excited about this event as we have a lot of interest from international pilots.

On this page you'll find all the latest information for this special, not to be missed event.

This event is proudly supported by: The 2017 Australian Masters and World Cup received fantastic support from our sponsors. If you would like to support the 2018 Australian Masters and World Cup then please contact the Secretary via the contacts page.

ENTRY:

Entries will open soon.

APA Members register here soon.

Open entries register here soon.

Online entries will open for APA members on the 1st of January 2018. Entries for non APA members will open on the 16th of January 2018. Entries will close at 5pm AEST on the 4th of March 2018.

BULLETINS:

Bulletin 1: Coming soon.

Final Bulletin : 

FAI Database Information form here.

 

 

LOCATION:

30 Fowler Rd, Cardinia
GPS: 38°08'20.8" S 145°26'46.8" E
URL: http://www.pdarcs.com.au

 

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Latest Update

2018 Australian Masters and World Cup Information will be published here.


It’s that time of year again when membership renewals come due. The Application/Renewal form can be found here. If you’ve been holding off joining the APA then now is the time to join.


A 2017 World Championships blog has been started by Shayne and John Lysaght here.


The APA has published the new schedule call cards and manoeuver descriptions for 2018/19. Note, the Sportsman schedule has been updated to include some basic turn-around. These schedules come into effect January 1st 2018.


The 2018 Australian Masters and World Cup will be held at P&DARCS, Pakenham Victoria on the 9-12th of March 2018.


Back in April the Trans Tasman event was held in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. It was a great event which for the first time included the A16 class. Frazer Briggs has written a great article here.


The APA is rolling out the Notaumatic scoring system via the state associations. We believe this will present significant improvements to how local and national F3A competitions are run.


 

2017 Australian Masters and World Cup.

The Masters and World Cup has been run and won. What a fantastic event and what great weather.

An event report, final results and a photo gallery is published here in the members section.

Our 2017 World Championships team will be comprised of:

  • Shayne Lysaght
  • Dennis Travassaros
  • Russell Edwards
  • Scott Kay (Reserve)

Congratulations Guys and good luck.


2017 Promotion Scores
Following the end of the 2016 flying season the APA committee have recently reviewed all class promotion scores and decided that the Expert Class promotion score be reduced to 360 for 2017. All other classes remain unchanged.

As always if you have any questions please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards,
Jason Sparks.
APA Contest Director.


Russell Edwards about to release Dennis Travassaros' Acuracy at the 2016 AOC.

 

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APA Mission Statement

Australian Precision Aerobatics Inc. (APA) aims to promote a thriving Precision Aerobatics environment in Australia, with particular focus on: 

• Promotion of competition

• Encouraging pilot and skills development

• Selection of the best talent to represent Australia

 

APA Membership Benefits

1. Significant discount on entry fees.
Discount for APA Championships and Masters.
2. Priority APA event entry.
As a member you'll enjoy priority entry at the APA Championships and Masters.
3. You'll receive a periodic newsletter.
Your support of the APA will assist the ongoing development of information that will assist all members to improve their flying.
4. Full access to the APA website. Additional menu items and content, ability to post in our forum, place Marketplace ads and more.

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Australian International Judge List

The following judges are registered with the FAI as F3A International judges:

  • Scott Kay
  • John Brann

If you wish to become an Australian judge, please check the requirements on the web site about how to become an International judge.

Australia is allowed to nominate up to five judges on the FAI register.
Go to Judging in main menu and scroll down to "Become and International Judge".

 

Australian World Champs Team

The Australian F3A Team has returned from the 2015 World Championships in Switzerland. Further information on this event will shortly be integrated into this site. Stay tuned!

 

Hot News!

Information on the 2017 APA Masters is located Here.

The APA is attempting to get a very special guest to attend this not to be missed event. Stay tuned for more information.

 

About Us

Australian Precision Aerobatics is a Special Interest Group covering radio control aerobatics that is affiliated to the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia and the Victorian Model Aeronautical Association. The APA is dedicated to the promotion and running of National and International Pattern competitions in Australia and the formulation and administration of Australian F3A rules.

 

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Suggestion Box

Got a good idea or a suggestion for the APA? Please send us your suggestions or ideas via the contact page.

 

Our Gallery

World Cup 2015

The 2015 World Cup rankings can be found here.

APA Champs Results

2015 APA Championships results

Sportsman: Scott Matthews

Advanced: Gavin Fitz-Henry

Expert: Geoff Healey

F3A: Shayne Lysaght

Who's Online

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APA Ranked Masters

In no particular order, the current list of APA Masters ranked pilots are:

Russell Edwards
Peter Pennisi
Matthew Bailey
Glenn Orchard
John Tonks
Dennis Travassaros
Shayne Lysaght
David McFarlane
 

The above list is current as of 02/01/2017.

User News

When you join the APA, a user account for this site will be created for you. Check your inbox for an email with your username and a temporary password. You will be prompted to change your password once you login for the first time.

If you're not a financial APA member your account will be disabled until such time as your membership is renewed.