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 The 2015 APA championships results have been posted here.

The Australian team that represented us at the 2015 F3A World Championships in Switzerland have returned home. Information on their experience is posted over here.



More 2015 World Champs pictures over here.

APA Mission Statement

The Australian Pattern Association Inc. (APA) aims to promote a thriving Precision Aerobatics environment in Australia, with particular focus on: 

• Promotion of competition

• Encouraging pilot and skills development

• Selection of the best talent to represent Australia



Australian World Champs Team

The Australian F3A Team has returned from the 2015 World Championships in Switzerland. Further information on this event will shortly be integrated into this site. Stay tuned!

APA Membership Benefits

1. $10 discount on entry fees.
Discount for APA Championships and Masters.
2. Priority APA event entry.
As a member you'll enjoy priority entry at the APA Championships and Masters.
3. You'll receive a periodic newsletter.
Your support of the APA will assist the ongoing development of information that will assist all members to improve their flying.

Australian International Judge List

The following judges are registered with the FAI as F3A International judges:

  • Tom Bloodworth
  • Robert Clarke
  • Henry Hutchinson

If you wish to become an Australian judge, please check the requirements on the web site about how to become an International judge.

Australia is allowed to nominate up to five judges on the FAI register.
Go to Judging in main menu and scroll down to "Become and International Judge".

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Hot News!

Information on the 2016 APA Masters is located here.

The APA is attempting to get a very special guest to attend the event. Stay tuned for more information.


About Us

The Australian Pattern Association is a Special Interest Group covering radio control aerobatics that is affiliated to the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia and the Victorian Model Aeronautical Association. The APA is dedicated to the promotion and running of National and International Pattern competitions in Australia and the formulation and administration of Australian F3A rules.


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World Cup 2015

The 2015 World Cup rankings can be found here.

APA Champs Results

2015 APA Championships results

Sportsman: Scott Matthews

Advanced: Gavin Fitz-Henry

Expert: Geoff Healey

F3A: Shayne Lysaght

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User News

We are currently setting up APA members with a user account for this site. Check your inbox for an email with your username and temporary password. You will be prompted to change your password once you login for the first time.

If you didn't receive an email and you're a financial APA member please contact the Vice President...

APA Ranked Masters

In no particular order, the current list of APA Masters ranked pilots are:

Bill Bloodworth
Brian Dooley
Matthew Bailey
Glenn Orchard
John Tonks
Aaron Garle
Dennis Travassaros
Shayne Lysaght

The above list is current as of 06/10/2015.