The MGA will be hosting one of the F3K World Cup events on the weekend of the 25th & 26th of October 2014...We will post an entry form within the next few days, but if you would like, you could send an email through to firstname.lastname@example.org in the interim to let us know if you are interested in a attending. A facebook page has been created, please could we communicate through https://www.facebook.com/pages/F3K-World-Cup-South-Africa-2014/922610201087869?ref_type=bookmark
12 August 2014
07 August 2014
18 June 2014
The 2014 nationals were held in Delmas at the 2012 WC field with Africa Lawns again allowing us to use this magnificent facility. The event was held over three days 14 - 16 June 2014. In the open class 4 rounds were flown on Saturday and 4 rounds on Sunday. By 11h00 Sunday the wind had picked up as a front blew through and was constantly at 10m/s gusting 15m/s. This meant the last two rounds were flow in extreme conditions and ballast and model choice was critical.
In the F5J class the wind again proved a challenge and early leader Neil Murray was upstaged in the last two rounds as the heavier planes mastered the wind over the lighter models.
blew up on launch.
Only four rounds of F3K were flown as on the Sunday the wind blew above the F3K 8m/s limit.
Monday was reserved for F3B and the wind was varied throughout the day with many cross wind and down wind launches.
The National soaring champion in this team selection cycle is the F3B class winner and Craig Goodrum was victorious.
The Victor Ladaurom was Craig Goodrum
The AGM of the Model Gliding Association was held on Sunday 15th June and it was resolved that the current format to determine the National Soaring Champion would be overhauled by the MGA committee and circulated to the membership for approval.
A big thanks to those pilots that came out to fly and also to Juanita and Wolfgang for the assistance in organising this event
29 May 2014
Further to posts on the Groups here is the schedule for the Gliding Nats 14,15 & 16 June 2014.
Note that this event is a qualifying F3K & F3B event for 2015.
Notice is also given of the MGA AGM to be held on Saturday afternoon 14th June.
Monday 16th is reserved exclusively for F3B, entry dependent
21 May 2014
16 May 2014
The schedule will be posted soon, but at this stage we will be flying all disciplines between the 14 & 15th of June and F3B will be flown on the 16th.
Hope to see you all there!!!
12 May 2014
Below is the result from the second duration league event hosted by GEMS on Sunday 11th May.
With a weather front blowing thru it was an interesting day with many varied conditions.
Ballast options were critical and many out landings by the less experienced pilots.
The mixed format also gave less experienced pilots the opportunity to have experienced campaigners calling for them. I hope you all enjoyed the format and look forward to feedback for future events.