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 6th Annual Australian F5J Trophy 5-7 October 2024 Long Weekend

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Event information

The Australian Electric Flight Association and Hutton Oddy are running the F5J Trophy event in conjunction with the NSW State F5J Championship and the World Champs Team Selection Trial (one of three events needed to qualify) in Armidale.

Format: 

This year the Australian Electric Flight Association F5J Trophy event will be run in conjunction with the NSW State F5J Championships in Armidale on October 5-7.

The event will run to International F5J rules. Score entry will use the phone application linked to Gliderscore. Please bring a phone, or team with someone who can help you enter your scores. We will use FM radios located on the flight line for audio announcement and timing. If you have an FM Radio, please bring it along. Visual timing boards will also be in use.

Entry will be as teams of two. F5J aspirants (those competing for a place in the Australian World Championships team) should team with a non-aspirant.

In the past the F5J trophy has had several categories (e.g. Expert, Advanced) of competitor. Because the F5J trophy is being run in conjunction with the NSW State Championships, this year there will be no separate categories of competitors. Everyone will be treated equally. However, if you fly a model of wingspan less than 3m (limited F5J class) we will extract scores and award a separate prize for that class. 

The field will be available for practice flying on Friday October 4. The event will be run from 9am Saturday 5thto Approx 1pm Monday 7th. Saturday and Sunday will be qualifying rounds (10 mins) and fly-off rounds (15 mins) will be run on Monday. All fliers will participate in the fly-off rounds.  

Because the event coincides with other activities in Armidale that weekend (Cold Chisel’s 50th Anniversary tour) accommodation will be tight. If you haven’t booked already we have secured a limited number rooms in Mary White College for Friday to Sunday night. Contact Hutton Oddy for details and bookings.

Venue:

Warrane Road, Armidale NSW 2350  Map Coordinates 30°26'39.3"S 151°31'07.3"E

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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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