2020 AAC-QLD State Championships

Oct 3, 2020 | News Article, State Competition


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

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