Event Report – Echuca Moama May 2022

On the weekend of May 14-15th, the VMPRA headed to a new club for us, the “Echuca Moama Model Aero Club”.

The facilities at this club were fantastic and a good size contingent took advantage of this and camped out at the field. There would have been about 8 caravans there.

This was a new field to us and a new event to the local club members, so this race was only two classes, F3T & Q500. I think this made for an enjoyable and slightly more relaxed weekend and resulted in good numbers of entries, with 7 for F3T & 11 for Q500.

The only difficulty we had was due to so many Q500 entries, we had some difficulty getting helpers on the No.1 pylon. Luckily, a couple of club members helped us out on Saturday and some friends of David and Toni Axon, helped on Sunday. The weather was perfect on both days and we enjoyed 2 great days of racing.


Class – F3T

1st Barry Murphy
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd Brian Steele

Fastest Time: 67.69 Barry Murphy
No. of competitors: 7

Class – Q500

1st Tom Wetherill
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd Allan Swift

Fastest Time: 91.57 Tom Wetherill
No. of competitors: 11

Season Championship


Jim has jumped up to the top position from 3rd place resulting in Glenn and Andrew moving down a spot each.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – Glenn Matthews
3rd – Andrew Davies


There was no change for the top 2 positions but Garry has jumped up from 4th position into 3rd, displacing James Hurley.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – John Schmidli
3rd – James Hurley

Next Race

The next race meet will be on May 28-29 at Barry’s flying field in Munro and we’ll be back to our usual 3 class race event. I hope to see you all there.


Report  – John Schmidli
Photos – Anh Swift & John Schmidli

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