AAC QC State Competitions 2019
The last weekend in July is traditionally the time when the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Aerobatic Club conducts their annual competitions. And 2019 was no exception with pilots converging on the airfield from near and far to test their skills in the challenging environment of actually competing, being judged and scored. It’s sure different to just letting it rip in the box on a practice weekend.
After dark is a totally different story however!!
When the goggles, helmets and flying suits are all hung up – the competition’s over for the day and it’s party time. Time to socialise, dissect the day, share a meal and a glass or two of something nice, tell stories – some of them tall, and get to know the guys (and gals) that have flown in especially for the weekend. Turns out that flying aerobatics is a very inclusive sport, regardless of skill and experience level. Everyone, and that includes social members, is just made feel most welcome!!
And so to the pointy end…….
Competitors and winners
This year there were 20 competitors, spread across the various classes, listed in the order of their placing in the competition.
It proved quite impossible to get photographs of all the pilots, winners or otherwise. Some had to leave early, some hid, some didn’t wanna be, and yet others just went missing !! Nonetheless, we did track down quite a few of the competitors and eventual winners, so here they are – Enjoy!!
The food – I think we all look forward to enjoying Merryn’s amazing cooking skills! I also love the club atmosphere and beautiful location. Pete and I love coming to Queensland every year.
The atmosphere at Queensland is very relaxed, and supportive. The scenery is great, and I love flying in the area.
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield
Post Office Box 98,
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield,
801 Cressbrook-Caboonbah Rd,