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The NSW Free Flight Society Inc.

The New South Wales Free Flight Society Inc (NSWFFS) is the state body for Free Flight Model Aircraft in NSW.

Free flight is the oldest form of model flying. It offers fun and exercise in the open. With models ranging from gliders to rubber powered and diesel, glo-plug or electric engine types, they are built from plans, kits or can be purchased as ready to fly (RTF).

You can usually find members flying their models at Richmond on most Friday & Sunday mornings. Guests are welcome to fly at the field if they have the appropriate insurance.

Check our facebook logo facebook page for latest information.

Latest News

Read the latest MAAA "Wingspan"

January 2024 Free Flighter

November 2023 Free Flighter

September 2023 Free Flighter

73rd MAAA Nationals Program & Entry Forms

73rd MAAA Nationals Official Program v6

73rd MAAA Nationals Entry Form v1.5

Free Flight Field at Richmond

The Free Flight at Richmond is a private property that is leased by the NSWFFS and registered with the MAAA for flying on Fridays & Sundays. There are certain conditions to flying here.

  1. Flying is only allowed on Fridays and Sundays while NSWFFS Committee members are in attendance.
  2. As the flying site is within 5.5km of Richmond Airfield, flying is only allowed after the Richmond RAAF Control Tower has been advised and approval has been obtained to fly.
  3. Any non FFSNSW members should speak to a NSWFFS member and sign in before flying
  4. All non FFSNSW members will require appropriate MAAA insurance before flying.
  5. As this site is a working turf farm, all care should be taken to not spill fuel and/or drive motor vehicles on the turf.
  6. Richmond Control Tower is to be notified when flying has finished.
  7. Always leave gates the way you found them. ie. if closed, keep closed.

Directions from Richmond: Drive to Bensons Lane and follow 2km to end, turn right on to Cornwells Lane, follow 1.4km then turn right into Cornwallis Rd, follow for 300M, NSWFFS field is on the right at closed gate.

Directions from Windsor: Drive along Hawkesbury Valley Way past Crown Plaza turn Right into Percival St, follow past RAAF base 1.8km turn right into Cupitts Lane, follow 1.9km then turn left into Cornwallis Lane, follow for 2.2km to NSWFFS Field, closed gate on left.

 
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The Jo & Adrian Bryant Free Flight Field at West Wyalong

Hello All, Following discussions with regard to use of the WW field it was decided to establish a "Friends of West Wyalong" register. If you are a member of the NSWFFS then you are automatically a "Friend" in that you can fly on WW whenever you like (with prior notification to NSWFFS). If you have a current MAAA membership card and are not registered through the NSWFFS, you can become a "Friend" by paying $30/year (July 1 - June 30) and be issued with a card to that effect. In this way NSWFFS can defray some of the costs of operating WW and ensure that those using the field have contributed. A sample card is shown below. Money orders or Cheques made out to NSWFFS can be sent to the Secretary: Roy Summersby, 132 The Esplanade UMINA NSW 2257. Your numbered card will be sent to you by return post.

If you wish to fly at West Wyalong and stay overnight please contact Roy Summersby by text or phone 0413588720. Please state how many in the group, how long you will be staying and your AUS number, or Friends of West Wyalong number.

Field directions to West Wyalong.

Address is 1390 Clear Ridge Road.

If travelling from Wyalong, the north or east (via Newell Hway or Goldfields Hway) to Wyalong turn right at Steel Street Wyalong and head north 2.5km to the cemetery and then turn right on to Clear Ridge Road and follow for 11.2km, the gate is on the right hand side, we should have a sign up for you.

If travelling from West Wyalong, the south or west (via Newell Hway or Mid Western Hway) drive east along Main St (Newell Hwy) approx 1.6km and turn left into Clear Ridge Road, (just past the Cameo Inn) and head north for 14km, the gate is on the right hand side, we should have a sign up for you.

Follow the driveway to the club house. The house is not visible from the road.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Roy.

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Invitation to join the NSW Free Flight Society Inc.

Join the M.A.A.A. through the N.S.W. Free flight Society

Click here to find out more!

Click here for the NSWFFS Membership Application Form

Wind & Weather Forecasts

Latest Richmond NSW weather from the BOM

Willy Weather Wind Forecast Richmond


Latest West Wyalong NSW weather from the BOM

Willy Weather Wind Forecast West Wyalong

NSWFFS Committee Contact Info

NSWFFS Committee.

Position Name Phone Email
Acting President & Public Officer Roy Summersby 0413 588 720
Acting Vice President Michael Towell 0433 175 295
Secretary & Newsletter Editor Roy Summersby 0413 588 720
Treasurer Gary Goodwin 0414 292 050
Registrar Sam Kirby 0415 045 060
Safety Officer Michael Towell 0433 175 295
Chief Flying Instructor Mike Ward 0416 081 536
Scale Coordinator Phil Warren 0405 579 904
Facebook & Website Manager Warren Leadbeatter 0408 801 539 Contact on FaceBook Page
Contest Organiser Richmond Peter Scott 0434 276 265
Librarian John Pennells 02 4363 1834

Meetings, Contests & Fixture Calendar

Association Meetings are held bi-monthly at the location that is advised on the Contest Calendar and to all members by email.

Click here to view/download the 2024 Contest & Fixture Calendar * Downloable Full Version *.

See below table for coming events in 2024...


Date Event Location Time CD
Jan 14 Combined %, ½ Hour Walking Scramble Richmond 8:00am Roy Summersby
Jan 19 General Meeting Dundas Sport 7.30 pm  
Feb 4 Combined F1G, H, J, P30 + Scale Fun Fly Richmond 7:00am - 1:00pm Peter Scott
Feb 18 State Champs P30 & E36. + Combined Vintage. Richmond 7:00am - 1:00pm Gary Pope
Mar 10 State Champs Scramble & HLG/ CLG. + Combined %, Control Line & BBQ Lunch. Richmond 7:00am - 1:00pm Michael Towell
Mar 15 General Meeting Dundas Sport 7.30 pm  
Apr 21-24 AFFS Champs See FFDU Program
Southern Cross Cup for F1A, B, C
Narrandera See FFDU AFFS
Committee
Apr 26-28 AFFS continued at WW 21st Combined Vintage, E36, F1 G, H, J, P30 & indoor.Combined % &
HLG/CLG/TLG See FFDU Program
Evening Presentation Dinner
West Wyalong

Farm House
8:00am to 1:00pm
See FFDU
6:00pm

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Committee
May 5 E36 + Combined Vintage Richmond 7:00am - 1:00pm Aaron Booth
May 24 General Meeting Dundas Sport 7.30 pm  
June 1-3 NSW State Champs F1A, B, C, O/Power, O / Rubber + Victorian States Champs for A, B, C West Wyalong
AB Field
8:00am to 1:00pm See separate
program
Jun 16 State Champs F1G, H, J + E36 Richmond 7:00am to 1:00pm Roy Summersby
July 5th to 7nd July Scale Rally, + Trans-Tasman, Control Line Scale State
Champs - Scale Judging Fri 5th, 6th & 7th Flying.
Sun 2nd ½ Hour scramble, Fun Fly, C/L flying, BYO BBQ Lunch
Richmond 7:00am till dark Phill Warren
Michael Towell
July 19 General Meeting Dundas Sport 7.30 pm  
July 27-28 Midwinter Mini Maxout 2 Min MaxModels See separate program West Wyalong AB Field 8.00am- 2.00pm Shayne McDonald
Aug 11 Scale Rally, P 30, Combined Vintage Richmond 7:00 – 1.00pm R. Summersby
Aug 24-25 Cowra Oily Hand Weekend Cowra    
Sep 8 ½ Hour Walking Scramble + Fun Fly B-B-Q Lunch Richmond BYO Food 7:00am – 1:00pm Terry Bond
Sep 20 Annual General Meeting Dundas Sport 7:30 pm  
Sep 22 Combined % 5 flights + E36 Richmond 7.00am - 1.00 Peter Scott
Oct 6 Combined % Multiple Entries Richmond 7:00am – 1:00 Gary Goodwin
Oct 25-27 Wings Over West Wyalong. All Disciplines Scale Rally. Plus General Flying of all types of models W. Wyalong A.B. Field 7.00am-Till Dark Plenty of Room for ALL
Nov 10 Scale Rally +Fun Fly Richmond 7:00am 1:00pm Peter Jackson
Nov 15 General meeting Dundas Sport 7.30 pm  
Nov 22 Friday Xmas Party Richmond 7.00am - 1.00 Terry & Lyn
Dec 1 ½ Hour Scramble. Combined Vintage with SAMS & Fun Fly. Richmond BBQ Xmas 7:00am – 1:00pm Lunch BYO FOOD Aaron Booth

Clubs registered with NSWFFS Inc.

Club IDClub Name
CASINOFFCasino Model Aero Club
CBATSCOOGEE/BRONTE AERO TECHNICIANS SOCIETY
CDACFFCessnock District Aeromodellers Club Free Flight
D/SIDEF/F0DOONSIDE (FREE FLIGHT)
EUROB FFEurobodalla Model Aero Club
KURING FFKURING-GAI MFC - (F.F.)
MACSPORT FFMODEL AVIATION CLUB (SPORT) (FF)
MDMAERO FFMuswellbrook District Model Aerosports. Inc.
MUMACFFMilton Ulladulla Model Aircraft Club Inc.
NSWFFC FFNSW FREE FLIGHT CLUB
PORT STEPHENPORT STEPHEN MAC - FFS AFFILIATED
SOARINGSoaring Emus
STHCROSS0SOUTHERN CROSS MAC (FREE FLIGHT)
WWYALONG FFWest Wyalong Model Aero Club

MAAA, Nationals & History

If you wish to visit the MAAA page please Click here.

M.A.A.A. Free Flight Rules Book.

MAAA Hall of Fame members as af 2020

Read the latest MAAA "Wingspan"

MAAA Nationals History

MAAA Nationals Photos

Australian Control Line Nostalgia

Recent contest results

See Free Flighter Magazine and Free Flight Downunder for most recent competition results & reports.

Various folks photos of the 2023 Trans Tasman Scale Rally

Russ Hammond & Ivor F Memorial Scramble 2023 Report by Aaron Booth

Malcolms's 2023 AFFS Champs & Southern Cross Cup Photos

Warren's 2023 AFFS Champs & Southern Cross Cup Photos

Click here for World Champs Team Trials Progress Scores

Click here for 2022 NSW & VIC State Champs F1 A,B,C Results

Click here for 2022 NSW State Champs Other Results

Warren's 2022 NSW & Vic State Champs Photos

Click here for 2022 Southern Cross Cup Results

Click here for 2022 AFFS Champs Main Results

Click here for 2022 AFFS Champs Other Results

Click here for 2022 AFFS Widgiewa Cup Results

Warren's 2022 AFFS Champs & Southern Cross Cup Photos

Click here for 1st West Wyalong Nationals Results

Click here for 1st West Wyalong Nationals Report

Warren's 1st West Wyalong Nationals Photos

Click here for 2021 Southern Cross Cup Results

Warren's 2021 Southern Cross Cup Photos

Click here for 2021 AFFS Champs Results

Malcolms's 2021 AFFS Champs Photos

Archived News

Click here Interesting read about What happened to AIRBORNE (and other magazines).

Click here for details about Kit Scale.

Click here for results from 2020 Scale Rally

Click here for results from Trans Tasman Scale Rally July 2019

Click here for results from Trans Tasman Scale Rally July 2018

Click here for results from Richmond Scale Rally 1st July 2017.

click here for results from Richmond Scale Rally 2nd July 2016.

Roy Summersby also won the North American Cup 2016. He beat Artem Babenko from Ukraine by 151 seconds. Congratulations Roy

Click here for 2016 North American Cup results.

Roy Summersby won the KIWI World Cup 2016. He beat Artem Babenko from Ukraine by 19 seconds. Congratulations Roy

Click here for 2016 KIWI World Cup results.

Scale Rally Results 2013

Results of Scramble 2013

2012 Southern Cross Cup held at Narrandera

2012 Trans Tasman Challenge held at Narrandera

Interested in flying competition free flight? This is a Power Point presentation by Per Findahl about preparing for a World Championship.

Remember models designed by Ray Malmstrom? A lot of his plans were published in Aeromodeller & Model Aircraft magazines in the 50s.

Browse Ray Malmstrom’s catalogue.

Archived Photos

Warren's Flickr Collection

Click here Warren's Pictures of the 2020 NSW State Champs

Click here Warren's Pictures of the 2019 Trans Tasman Scale Rally at Richmond

Click here Warren's Pictures of the 2019 NSW & VIC State Champs

Click here Warren's Pictures of the 2019 71st Nationals

Click here Warren's Pictures of the 2018 NSW State Champs

Click here Warren's Pictures of the 2018 VIC State Champs

Click here Warren's Pictures of the 2018 70th Nationals

Click here for first CL flights off the Hard Standing at West Wyalong

Click here for Pictures from Richmond Christmas Party 2017.

Click here for Photos from the 2017 Oily Hand Diesel Day at Cowra..

Click here for Photos from the Scale Rally 2017 at Richmond 1st July .

Click here for pictures from Wings over West Wyalong 2017.

Click here for Glen Crouch's photos from Richmond Scale Rally 2nd July 2016.

Click here for Malcolm Campbell's photos from Richmond Scale Rally 2nd July 2016.

Click here for photos from Mongolian Free Flight World Champs 2015.

Click here for Glen Crouch's photos from Richmond Scale Rally 4th July 2015.

Roy Summersby won the 2013 F1C World Championships. He beat the current World Champion Eugene Verbitsky by 126 seconds after 4 fly-offs. Congratulations Roy

Click here for pictures from the 2013 Free Flight World Championships by Malcolm Campbell.

Click here for more photos from Malcolm Campbell at 2013 Worlds.

Click here for photos from the Scale Rally at Richmond 6th & 7th July 2013.

Combined % & No Doc Scale May 27th 2007

Scale Rally May 15th 2007

1/2hr Campbell Scramble March 25th 2007

Indoor Competition February 2nd 2007

Roy Summersby's Twin Pusher (Incl. video)

Richmond January 28th 2007

Richmond January 14th 2007

Richmond December 17th 2006

Richmond November 26th 2006

Richmond 8th October 2006

Richmond 24th September 2006

Murray Bridge 10th September 2006

Richmond 27th August 2006

Richmond 13th August 2006

Richmond 28th May 2006

Muswellbrook Veterans Gathering 20-21st May 2006

Recent Photos from Richmond 2006

Richmond 26th March 2006

Richmond 12th March 2006

Richmond 26th February 2006

Richmond 12th February 2006

Richmond 6th November 2005

Richmond 23rd October 2005

Richmond 25th September 2005

Richmond 1st May 2005

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All Images on this Web Page (tiled)

All WOW Gallery Images

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Free Flight Down Under Archives

To stay up to date and get the latest editions of Free Flight Down Under, you need to be a member of the AFFS. If you would like to subscribe or join contact a member of the AFFS. (ONLY $10 p.a.)

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Plans & Magazines

The New South Wales Free Flight Society Plans Album
There are 2 new plans on the page,thanks to Sergio Montes. They are the models that won the World Championships in 1954 and 1958 for Australia.

Aeromodelling Trail Blazers
There is a new Trail Blazers Page which hopefully will show models that have changed the course of aeromodelling over the years. If you have plans of any such models and you would like them on the page please send me a copy and some details of the plane and designer.

John Moody has scanned a lot of old magazines and made them available for downloading. Click here, Vintage Magazines to go to the page. Thanks John.

This is another page from John Moody where you can find Adrian Byryant's Australian Design FF Plan Collection.

If you are looking for a plan for a new model, go to Outerzone and search by name or designer or kit manufacturer. This site has 1000's of free plans available.

RC Bookcase is another great site with lots of free magazines. Check out the More Publications section for a collection of Vintage Australian Magazines.

Links

FALCHI BERGAMO
Check out the web page for this club in Bergamo, Italy. It is a very interesting site.

Mike Woodhouse
Check out the Mike Woodhouse web page for his catalogue of goodies.

If you build F1A, F1B or F1C check out W-Hobby. They have a good range of specialised goods for competition Free Flight.

Scott Cannon's Model Airplane Page

NFFS - National Free Flight Society

A look at the Role of Model Aircraft in aviation history.

Australian Control Line Nostalgia.

Contact Us

Please see "NSWFFS Committee Contact Info" section for detailed contact information:



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