Highly respected speed flyer for many years early in the history of control line in Australia.
Stunt pilot and winner of teamracing events at Australian Nationals dating back to the early 1960's, by the turn of the century Brian was an aerobatics flier well known for his carbon fibre props, pipes, and original model designs. More...
Moved to Newcastle from Melbourne in 1963, and eventually won aerobatics at Australian Nationals. John became a member of Australia's first Aerobatics team to attend the World Champs in 1976.
Competitor to be reckoned with in speed contests who went to the USA to make his fame and fortune.
A top aerobatics flier for something like forty years, Reg is a dual Nats winner well known for his big Caudron designs. He has won aerobatics at a Trans Tasman challenge, attended the 2000 world champs in France where he was the highest placed Australian, and won several major Classic stunt events as well. More...
Successful teamrace pilot teamed up with Alan Shing, and pictured on the front cover of the first issue of Airborne magazine.
Teamracing enthusiast who, with Peter Tilley, formed the best F2C team in Australia for several years during the 1960's. Alan died in August 2007 but will be long remembered by his friends.
One of few Australians to really make an impression in the international class of FAI team racing. With Julius Reichart, he
dominated this event in Australia for many years.
Successful Sydney FAI Combat enthusiast of the early 1980s who shares his memories of those times in his combat page.
Forced his way to the fore in aerobatics competition around the start of the twenty-first century with outstanding piloting skills that enable him to use simple planes to outdo the more refined ones of his rivals.
Proud member of the Tempe Park Sky Hawks Model Flying Club of Sydney during the late 1950s and early '60s, before becoming contaminated with wireless.
Combat flyer who has won multiple State and Australian championships. A World Champs representative who also flies team race.
Talented young flyer who was catapulted to fame by winning the junior division for F2A speed at the World Championships of 2002. Since then Hugh has made a name for himself in FAI Teamrace, winning this event at the 2007 Nats with Grant Potter, then winning the World Championships and setting a new world record at the same time in 2008.
Originally from Britain where he flew mainly free flight, Dave now flies at KMFC in Sydney, pits for his son Hugh, and helps with
his campaign to be the fastest in the world.
Highly skilled modeller who builds superb stunt ships and team racers. Known for his smooth flying in both disciplines, Tony was winner of Advanced Aerobatics at the Albury Nats of 2002/3.
Geoff Potter has specialised in team racing for many years, flying in most events and winning many championships. He has represented Australia in F2C at the World titles. A colourful personality, Geoff and his family still travel regularly to interstate meets.
Grant has been modelling competitively for over 20 years, commencing with his first Nats in 1988, and including competing at 4 World Championships in which he flew F2D in 1988 and 2000, then F2C in 2006 and 2008. When his dad Geoff retired from flying F2C Grant teamed up with Hugh Simons, enjoying Nationals and State Champs wins before their World Championship win in 2008. Grant's pitwork has been described by others as "poetry in motion".
Mike has been flying Combat since the 1970's and is well respected in the combat community. His two sons Michael Jr and Ryan have also flown Combat with their father over the years. Mike has won the Nats in F2D once and has 9 Nats podiums to his credit. He has also represented Australia at the World Champs many times.
Geoff has been aeromodelling since at least the 1970's. He has won the Nationals and had a couple of podiums flying FAI Combat in the 1980's. These days Geoff is an active member of the Muswellbrook MDMAS club which he has been involved with for many years, and he attends most of the regular events around the country.
John has been aeromodelling for many years, has won the Nationals and had a couple of podiums flying FAI Speed 1990's. John loves Pulse Jets and still flies Jet Speed. John is the President of the Muswellbrook club and is responsible for running the Hunter Valley Championships and Muswellbrook Veterans Gathering in recent years.
Started modelling in Victoria at the age of 8 and progressed through numerous models before winning aerobatics at the 1963 Nats at Strathalbyn. His sleek Angelique design was used with success by several other aerobatics pilots in following years. Ken has not flown much since the mid 1960's. In his later years he developed his own Vicstunt website and moved to Gosford, NSW. Ken passed away in 2012.
A long time competitor in speed and racing events commencing in the late 1960s, with placings and an occasional win in Australia and New Zealand. Standouts in his memories are the 500 lap Bankstown club Goodyear events and 1000 lap B teamraces. In 2022 Fred lives in Coff's Harbour, and his modelling focus is on Vintage and Nostalgia CL models.
Steve started flying control line in 1962 at KMFC and has been flying models ever since, competing in Combat, Racing and Free Flight with numerous wins and places at club, State and National level.
He spent 1977-78 in Switzerland and took the opportunity to compete in some European contests. Still a member of KMFC in 2008 and actively competing, he also manufacturers a range of engines in his Sydney machine shop. Those engines include the eagerly sought after R250 Oliver Tiger replica, perhaps a source of greater fame for Steve than even his flying exploits.
Tom started aeromodelling in 2006 at the age of 12. He immediately took an interest in F2D Combat which was encouraged by his father Andrew and the current F2D pilots at the time. Tom was very successful from the outset and won the 2008 & 2014 Nats with many podiums in between. Tom qualified and went to five World Championships between 2008 & 2016 with is best placing being 3rd as a Junior in 2010. Tom is currently putting his time into his young family but he misses CL flying so we are pretty sure he will be back later on. More here...