CLUB NEWS

Club memberships are open for the 20/21 Financial year. 

A number of discounts are on offer, if you renew by the 31st July 2020. Click on the 'membership' tab above, and get your application in. We look forward to having you on-board, for the 20/21 season.

 

Update 06/06/20 - The clubhouse is now open. Please BYO cup/mug or use a disposable cup, for tea and coffee. Softdrinks are available for purchase.

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LARCS Field is open from Wednesday morning (13th May 2020). The field will only be available for use by members and subject to the following restrictions:

  1. NO visitors, ONLY current financial members allowed at the club.

  2. ONLY financial members with an aircraft intending to fly are allowed at the club.

  3. No social visiting & no non flying family members etc.

  4. Members with medical conditions are strongly advised not to attend.

  5. ALL social distancing and other COVID 19 safety measures are to be adhered to at ALL times.

  6. There is to be only one member per “bay” in the pits.

  7. Members are to bring their own antibacterial wipes & gel.

  8. Members are to ensure the area they used is clean before they leave.

  9. Consider other members and ensure fair use of the facilities for everyone.  This means fly, then packing up and leave

  10. No instruction will offered or given during this time, minimum of bronze wings pilots only.

  11. Only four (4) persons in the pilots box at a time, three (3) pilots & one (1) observer.

  12. If these rules are not adhered to the committee will consider closing the club.

  13. No meetings will be held until further notice

Any queries, please contact the Secretary. 

Regards,

LARCS COMMITTEE 

December 2019 - Well that's a wrap on the inaugural Asia Pacific Regional IMAC

 

Competition.

A huge congratulations to all participants, in particular our very own LARCS members.

Final results: Steve O'Connell - 2nd in Basic, Cody Hoal - 5th in Basic, Shane Rushbrook - 8th in Basic, Brad Sobluski - 10th in Sportsman, Peter Pennisi - 1st in Intermediate, David Garle - 11th in Intermediate, Shane Suffolk - 6th in Advanced, Aaron Garle - 3rd in Unlimited and Freestyle, and Cam Robinson - 8th in Unlimited!

 

A brilliant effort all round with a ton of fun and experience had. Special thanks to outgoing ASAA President and current LARCS Secretary, Michael Hobson, for all his hard work organising and running such a huge event!

 

05 October 2019

Congratulations to Lukas and Jayden on achieving their Gold Wings. A fantastic achievement boys, well done. A special shout out to fellow club member: Jeff Linton, who also fills the role as State Flying Instructor with the MAAQ. His support ensures all the administrative side is all handled seamlessly when instructors send in the completed wing test forms. He also handles the printing of the certificates and sending out the wings to the clubs.  As Instructors, we have the awesome job of presenting those certificates and wings - bringing plenty of smiles all round. :)

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2019 F3A World Championships - Italy

Congratulations to our Australian Team, in particular two of our members: Aaron Bones Garle and Peter Pennisi, on your efforts at the 2019 F3A World Championships. Very well done to all!

 
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Australian Team

Top 10 Senior
Top 10 Senior

Junior Ranking
Junior Ranking

Australian Team
Australian Team

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2019 QLD IMAC State Championships 12 - 14 July

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the state champs for 2019. LARCS was again well represented and a big shout out to: Jayden Maujean (2nd Place - Basic), Lukas Maujean (3rd Place - Basic) and Aaron Garle (2nd Place - Unlimited).

The next QLD IMAC event is at Tin Can Bay - 7 & 8 September. An event not to be missed!

 
 

MAAA Instructors Course wrap up - June 2019...

On Saturday the 15th June, a number of LARCS members successfully completed the MAAA Instructors Course under the new testing format. Our club now has plenty of instructors on hand to assist with new members learning to fly and the administration of MAAA Wings proficiency testing. Congratulations to: Dave Butler, Dave Toombs, Michael Hobson, Dean Schuback, David Garle, Aaron Garle, Patrick Martin, Darryl Gunst, Brad Soblusky, Shane Rushbrook & Steve O'Connell.  

MAAQ Indoor Flying Event...

Reminder - The next MAAQ Indoor Flying Event is being held Friday the 14th June 2019 at Sleeman Sports Complex. Flying from 7pm - 10pm. For further details and to register your interest, check out the MAAQ Facebook Events Page HERE

 

MAAA Instructors Course - June 2019...

Reminder - The next MAAA Instructors course is being held on Saturday the 15th June 2019 at the Salisbury Hotel (0900 - 1600). Those that have nominated, please check your email for joining instructions + assessment from the MAAQ State CFI

Cooloola Classic - IMAC Competition weekend...

On the 24-26 May, 15 LARCS members travelled to the Tin Can Bay Model Flying club to compete in the Cooloola Classic IMAC Competition. It was a fantastic event with a lot of fun had by all. To top it off, our members secured 6 of the trophies across the classes. If you've ever wanted to have a go, there is nothing stopping you! You don't need a big expensive composite model to get involved. A .46 powered Scanner can be quite competitive (it helped me grab 3rd place in basic) ;) A big thank you to the organisers, ASAA, competitors and the Tin Can Bay Model Flying club for putting on an awesome weekend!

 
LARCS Members @ Cooloola Classic
LARCS Members @ Cooloola Classic

Back (L-R): Dave, Jeff, Michael, Rob, Michael, Cam, Steve, Brad, Dave, Shane Middle (L-R): Michael, Lukey, Lucas, Jayden Front: Bones

The Mighty Scanner

LARCS Members @ Cooloola Classic
LARCS Members @ Cooloola Classic

Back (L-R): Dave, Jeff, Michael, Rob, Michael, Cam, Steve, Brad, Dave, Shane Middle (L-R): Michael, Lukey, Lucas, Jayden Front: Bones

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