Ararat hosts Aeromodellers Championships

ARARAT - The Victorian State Imac Championships were recently conducted at the Ararat and District Aeromodellers Club.

Imac is large scale precision aerobatics with the planes ranging in wingspans from a little under two metres to wingspans of more than three meters.

The event saw competitors from across Victoria and South Australia flock to the Warrak Road airfield to do battle for the title.

Pilots started arriving on the Friday to get some practice before the two-day competition began.

The flying got underway at 9am with conditions described as perfect.

There were five rounds flown in four different classes with a couple of local pilots flying very well to be sitting high in the placings of their respective classes.

Sunday dawned to yet another day of favourable conditions for model flying and in particular the type of flying that was being performed.

A further four rounds were flown on the final day to determine the State Champion in each of the four categories.

Matt Werner from Ballarat took out the state title in the sportsman class, while local club member Brodie Hunter flew very consistently all weekend to take out second place in the Basic Class which was a remarkable feat as this was his first competition.

The organisers of the state event are very keen to hold the titles at the Ararat club again in 2014 which the club is extremely happy about.

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