Pylon Racing comes to Echuca – May 14/15th

The most exciting and exhilarating discipline of RC – pylon racing comes to the Echuca State field on the 14/15th of May. Two classes will be flown, the introductory class Q500 and the international class F3T. The racing is flown around a 400-metre triangular course for 10 laps, the Q500 models complete the race in around 90 to 100 sec, and the F3T models complete the race in around 60 to 70 seconds.

This will be the inaugural event at the Echuca field and we encourage all pylon flyers to support the event and the Echuca club. We encourage those who want to witness pylon racing for the first time to come and have a look or bring a model (any model) and ”have a go”.

The pylon racing fraternity is a very friendly and supportive group from all walks of life sharing one passion and will go out of their way to welcome and help both newcomers and the experienced racer.

For further information on this event visit or contact our President Gary Whitbourn on 0421 024 091

Crib Point Event Postponed

I M P O R T A N T     N O T I C E

The Q500 event scheduled for this Sunday Dec 3 at Crib Point, has been postponed till Dec 10 due to very wet weather expected this weekend. Sorry for the late notice and we hope you can change your arrangements and make it on the following Sunday.

November Update


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Munro event (originally scheduled for 11th-12th/Nov/2017) has been postponed to the 18th – 19th of November, 2017.

Calendar Update:

The following event has been added to our Event Calendar.

State Championships – F3D Selection Round.
Date: 8th & 9th September 2018 which will coincide with the QLD State Champs.

John Schmidli

Next Event – Rick’s field – Newbridge

Please note the following details re: Pylon Racing at Rick’s Field on the 16th to 17th of September, 2017.
The field is in good condition and Rick is looking forward to the event being well attended. Steve Taylor will be travelling from Queensland to participate and other interstate pilots have been invited.
The field will be available for practice on Friday 15th.
Proposed Event Schedule for Saturday and Sunday:
o F400 (1st)
o FA1 (2nd)
o Q500 (3rd)
Camping is available on-site (but there is limited water for showers). Shower facilities are also available locally in Newbridge.
Accommodation is available at Bridgewater. Apparently the Marong caravan park cabins are booked out.
With respect to food – a BBQ will be available on site for cooking lunch and dinner. Depending on numbers, additional food service may be available.

Warrnambool Race Weekend Update


  • Test flying finishes at 9 am both days.
  • Set up course and be racing by 9.30

Camping available

  • $10 per site per night
  • Could all campers set up outside of the main fence and pit areas please

Contest Directors

  • Leigh Hocken to CD q500 and f400
  • Mike Kellet to CD F3d

Lunch available both days

Westernport Q500 and Sports – Jan 2017

These races that we have out at the Westernport club are just a great day and with so  much enthusiasm for pylon racing coming from sports flyers and new Q500 flyers, these events are our best chance at getting new pylon racing pilots into our regular competitions.

Thanks to all the participants and to the WPMAC for hosting the event.

Check out the event photo gallery>>> 













Class – SPORTS

1st Manny Reiderich
2nd Mark Jocob
3rd Brian Holmes

Fastest Time: 130.39 – Manny Reiderich
No. of competitors: 9

Class – Q500

1st Daniel Arapakis
2nd Gary Davidson
3rd John Schmidli

Fastest Time: 95.50 – Daniel Arapakis
No. of competitors: 16

Check out the full results>>>

Event Report and Photos – John Schmidli

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February Update – VMPRA Trophy

The VMPRA Trophy is on at Camperdown this weekend (Feb 4-5)

The Field is in reasonable condition and not as dry as this time last year.

Camperdown Racecourse access conditions:

Friday (03/02/2017)
Racecourse is available from 11:00 am onwards. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER EARLIER THAN 11:00 am.

Saturday (04/02/2017)
Gate open at 8:30 am and NO FLYING.
Entries close at 9:30 am and the course is to be set up.
Test Flying from 10:00 am to 10:30 am.
F400 to commence at 10:30 am.
FA1 practice allowed during lunch break.
FA1 to commence after lunch, followed by Q500.

Sunday (05/02/2017)
Field closed for test flying and racing to commence after 9:00 am.

The schedule for both days is F400, FA1 & Q500 and please let me know if you would be interested in being CD.

Please also note our VMPRA annual membership fees are due.