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The 2018 APA Championships will be held at TMAC Etamogah on the 13/14th of October.

The APA rules have been updated with respect to arming electric models. See the updated rules here.

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.

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.

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.

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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World Cup 2015

The 2015 World Cup rankings can be found here.

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2015 APA Championships results

Sportsman: Scott Matthews

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APA Ranked Masters

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

Jeff Boyd

Brian Dooley

Russell Edwards

Richard Hirst

Scott Kay

Glenn Orchard

Shayne Lysaght

David McFarlane

Peter Pennisi

John Tonks

Dennis Travassaros

Jason Arnold

The above list is current as of 22/05/2018.

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