It has a busy but successful start to the 2018 season with everyone getting to grips with the new schedules.  The latest competition was Albury over the weekend of 20/21 April.  The write-up can be found HERE.

For those not going to the Nationals the next competition will be the Victorian State Championships in Bendigo on May 19/20.  This will also include the AGM, and a discussion about interest in the 'winter' competitions.  Entries to Henry please.

This weekend (Nov 7 and 8) is P-17 familiarisation time - including its Expert and Advanced derivatives.  Saturday at GMAC, Sunday at Rosebud - formalities starting at 10am both days, and you are welcome to either or both.  A great opportunity for aerobatics pilots at all levels.

And what to expect?  A mix of:

  • 'Forensic' review of P-17 - observing out top pilots flying it, marking up errors on Arresti diagrams, and discussing what we see.  Great for experience for all levels - whether you are flying it, or simply looking to understand what judges are looking for.  A great opportunity to observe and discuss.
  • Personalised feedback on your flying from our Australian team members (and others).  You can fly whichever schedule you are comfortable with, and receive constructive coaching and feedback.
  • Feedback from the world championships experience.
  • Discussion with our Australian Team members and other senior pilots across topics of interest to you.

And things going well we may also demonstrate the working prototype of electronic scoring.

See you there.

VPA Comms team.

The World Championships are over and the team is back home recovering.  If you missed any of the coverage then take a look at:

Thankyou all for your support - and stay tuned for updates on some of the events we have planned to share some of the team's experience with the VPA audience.

Here are some tips from one of our experienced pilots, Glenn Burgdorf, on getting started in precision aerobatics.

Here are some summaries from past events in Victoria.

Victoria - Classic Pattern - August 2014

Victoria - Nepean - June 2014

Victoria - State Championships - 2013