Welcome to the Queensland Chapter of the
Australian Aerobatic Club

We are based at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield in the picturesque Brisbane Valley where we have our modern and family-friendly clubhouse with a permanent aerobatic performance zone.

Check out our Calendar of Events page which is full of information, including our monthly practice dates, mini-competitions,  state and national championships and social events.

Our aims and objectives include:

  • Encouraging and promoting aerobatic flying and judging
  • Encouraging communication between aerobatic pilots and other flying enthusiasts
  • Providing guidance and assistance in aerobatic training
  • Representing the interests and needs of those involved in aerobatics in Queensland and
  • Holding competitions at a Local and State level.

AAC-QLD is a friendly group who welcomes new members and visitors. We can show you how to do a loop and you can spend the rest of your life perfecting it!

Please come out and see for yourself what we have to offer, you’ll be most welcomed.

Brendan Scilini – President


Club Captain – Flying and Judging Manoeuvers

Club Captain Russell Sneyd is pulling together a series of mini-tutorials which cover the finer points of Flying and Judging Manoeuvers and Sequences in competition.  Applicable FAI / CIVA Rules also get a mention where necessary. A new topic is added every month, sometimes sooner, so make a point of checking in often for all the latest updates which can be found here.

Queensland Aerobatic State Championships

With COVID causing havoc across our nation, 2020 will be a year to remember, and only some months ago our State Championships were in danger of being cancelled. Fortunately, the COVID and Weather Gods smiled upon us and a very successful State Championships evolved. There were many competitors and  spectators coming and going over the weekend which was pleasing to see.

Graduate, Sportsman, Intermediate and Advanced grades gave the judges plenty of work, and Chief Judge Russell Snyed had his charges primed and ready for action. There were five new members flying the Robin in their first contest and it was great to watch, no doubt they have caught the bug and will continue competition aerobatics.

 Special Mention must go to Matt Burnet who won the Tony Gordon Memorial Trophy.

Thank you to the Watts Bridge Board Of Management for their continued support to our Chapter and to our members who were able to compete and help out in the many and various rolls. The success of any event is due to the organisers and I thank the committee for their tireless efforts.

Well done AACQLD Chapter!
Bring on the 2021 Nationals which are to be held here at Watts Bridge Airfield.

To see many more photographs taken across the weekend visit the Photo Gallery.

Brendan Scilini
President AACQLD Chapter.



Rank Pilot Aeroplane %
1 Cooper McClymont Robin 2160i 78.585
2 Richard Stracey Robin 2160i 75.466
3 Chris Burdett Robin 2160i 75.332
4 Steven Kennedy Pitts S-2A 74.717
5 Craig Simpson Robin 2160i 73.469
6 Darko Gencic Robin 2160i 46.953


1 Matthew Burnet Pitts S-2A 83.434
2 Melinda Hase Giles G-202 80.550
3 John Newby 8KCAB 78.507
4 RobertCrass Vans RV8 77.459


1 Mark Galletly Pitts S-1D 71.288
2 Greg Diedrich Pitts S-1S 64.681
3 Martyn Woodhouse DR-107 64.617
4 Rory Blanning Pitts S-2A 60.107


1 Peter Williamson Pitts S-1T 53.212

Australian Aerobatic Club - Queensland Chapter

Australian Aerobatic Club
Queensland Chapter