VARMS NEXT Upcoming Event

Sun 24-Feb-2019
  • F5J/Open Thermal Glider competition
    Starts: 12:00 PM
    Ends: Sun 24-Feb-2019 - 05:30 PM

    Location: VARMS Glider Field, Wantirna South


    Dear All

    The RCGA has requested to hold a round of their F5J/Open Thermal comp on Sunday 24th Feb and the Committee has agreed.

    Normal flying ops on Sunday 24th will finish at midday and the RCGS comp will start at midday and finish at 5:30pm.
    No other flying will be possible from midday to 5:30pm on the day.

    A few winches will be set up on the field before midday but this won't interfere with flying ops.

    This is a one off to help out the RCGA because they haven't got their CASA height permit for their Diggers Rest field yet.

    A lot (most?) RCGA members are VARMS members. This is a soaring comp, we're a soaring club and we should support soaring in all its forms.
    It will give members a great opportunity to see how these comps work and what world championship standard flying and equipment looks like.
    The comp will provide interested members with an opportunity to participate.

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About Our Club

Victorian Association of Radio Model Soaring Inc. (VARMS) was formed in 1968 to get together aero-modellers who were interested in building and flying radio controlled gliders. Members fly at many places, but have a “home” field, within the Knox Regional Sports Park (South Wantirna) some 60 metres west of the rear of the State Basketball Centre- Entrance is off George Street, where Training Classes with dual controlled gliders are held typically every second Sunday from 10am to 1pm (except January and Total Fire Ban days). Refer to our calendar for glider training dates.

VARMS organizes regular competitions in both Slope and Thermal Soaring, from fun-fly, scale, open competition and self launching (electric) gliders.

General Meetings are held on the SECOND FRIDAY of each month (except January) at the VARMS Clubroom, and Flying Field, near State Basketball Centre (as above) and, during daylight saving time, there may be limited flying allowed before Meeting starts at 8.00pm. Visitors are welcome. Formalities are usually followed by lively discussions on matters of interest to all modellers followed by a cup of your favourite brew.

VARMS is affiliated with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) The World Air Sports Federation.

Organisation No. A0001504U

VARMS Child Safe Policy (Sept 2018) here