F3K 8 October 2017 Results

What an awesome day with 20 Pilots that attended.

We tried something a little different and had an A group (all guys that have flown F3K comps before) and a B group (beginners group).

We had a few people that had other launching for them, and what a help that was :-)

F5J 2018

Hi Guys and Girls
We have a lot in stall for 2018. It is going to be a busy and exciting year.

For those of you still thinking about joining us, please know that we try and keep our events as friendly and casual as possible. I want to encourage you to enter, you will see that there is no need to be stressed about anything. Having said that, there are some very competitive guys, and we cater for them too, so whatever skill level you have, you are welcome.

F3J - Qualifier #2

Hi All

Seems like we missed the bus with the second F3J qualifier. We have rescheduled it for the 03-09-2017. We have also moved the Team Trial out to 01-10-2017. Please keep an eye out for a call for entries closer to the time.


MGA Open day at GEMS - 3 June 2017

Spread the word! We are having an OPEN DAY at GEMS on Saturday the 3rd of June.
The day will start at around 09:00 till 15:00
Food stall will cater for eats and drinks.
Feel free to bring all your unwanted equipment for sale or swap. Set up your own gazebos.

We will schedule some displays on the day:
  • 11:00 F3K
  • 12:00 F5J
  • 13:00 F3B
  • 14:00 F3J
Please join in any or all of the above flying classes.
The idea is to have fun while introducing new people to radio controlled model gliding. We need pilots with instructor rating to help please. If you have a training setup (buddy box), please bring it along. Invite all your friends and family, however distant.

More info will be published on the MGA Facebook page.

Glider Proficiency Book

Hi All

The latest document we could find for Proficiencies is now available under the Proficiencies label. All disciplines please give feedback as to the relevance of these requirements.


Program schedule NATS 2017

Hi All

Please see below Link to the Program schedule for the NATS 2017

Program schedule NATS 2017


Annual General Meeting 2017

Hi All

The Minutes of the AGM held on 1 May 2016 and the Agenda for the AGM to be held 30 April 2017 are now posted.

The Minutes of the electronic committee meeting of 14 February 2017 is also posted. 

Please see under the AGM Page.


2017 R/C National Gliding Championships Entry Form

Hi All

Please find the on the below link the entry form


2018 F3J Team Selection

In accordance with the published process (MGASA blog 28 March 2011) to select an F3J team to represent South Africa at the World Championships in Buzau, Romania in 2018, we invite participants to the F3J Selection events.

The events are scheduled as follows:
Qualifier 1 on 30 April and 1 May 2017 with a backup weather date of 14 May 2017
Qualifier 2 on 11 June 2017 with a backup weather date of 18 June 2017

In the event that more than 3 senior pilots and 1 junior pilot are able to qualify and wish to attempt to qualify for the team then the top 10 pilots are invited to the F3J Team Trials. The top 10 pilots are determined by taking each pilot’s best score of the two events and normalising to a percentage. This means only one of the two qualifiers has to be attended.

The Team Trials event is scheduled as follows:
Team Trials on  3 September 2017 with a backup weather date of 27 September 2017.

This selection would be run in accordance with the FAI/CIAM regulations, with modifications to the rules as allowed by the Model Gliding Association. 
A maximum of 6 and a minimum of 2 rounds will be flown at each event.

Due to the nature of F3J and available manpower it is not possible to fly in teams, a man on man matrix will be applied .

Only SAMAA members are eligible to take part in National team selection. 

The eligibility and allocation of National Colours are subject to SASCOC conditions and requirements.

The top 3 pilots and top junior pilot qualify as members of the National Team and the fourth placed pilot as reserve.

Closing date for entries to the qualifying events is 21 April 2017.

Entry is R250 per entrant. 
This will be provide entry to all three events.

Please contact Ian Sime simeautomatic@gmail.com or Jan Sime jansime@rpmtv.co.za

MGASA National Championships Notice

Hi All

The MGASA National Championships will be held from 29 April to 1 May 2017.
Saturday 29 April:
F5J and 2M

Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May:
Alternating rounds of F3J (150 m winches) and F3K. The F3J competition will also be the first qualifying round for the world championships in 2018.

The AGM will be held on Saturday afternoon after the last flights.

The other qualifying round for F3J trials will be on 11 June 2017 and the team trials on 3 September 2017.

Postals Rules 2017

Hi All

The Postals Rules for 2017 are available here.