Southern Soaring League, South Australia would like to invite you to join us at an F5J Open International,  GPS Triangle and Scale Aerotow week to help celebrate our clubs 50th Anniversary which will be held in Milang South Australia from Saturday 11th  March until Sunday 19th March

  • F5J Open International March 11 – 13
  • Scale Aerotow and GPS Triangle Racing March 14 – 19
  • Meet and fly with Phillip Kolb, a world-class pilot. Phillip will be giving talks throughout the event.

Starting the celebration will be the F5J Open International competition, followed by a week of GPS and scale glider flying.

SSL Sky Park is less than 1 hour south from Adelaide International Airport. Direct international flights are available to Adelaide with Singapore Airlines, QATAR Airways, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines and Fiji Airways. If you enter via Sydney or Melbourne there are many more options available to you. Club members have offered to help any overseas pilots with airport pick-ups of people and models. This will make it easy for overseas pilots to get to the field with only the need to hire a small car. Models can be stored at members houses for longer periods if you would like to holiday before or after the event. We are here to help and to encourage as many overseas pilots as possible to help us celebrate our great model glider club and fly in some very special Australian conditions.


Idea and activities:
– the 3 day F5J event will be flown to the latest FAI rules and will also be the Australian team selection trial for the 2023 World Championships
– Philip Kolb as our special guest will be offering talks on F5J model design and talks and flight training on all aspect of GPS Triangle flying
– meet with friends to fly together
– free flying GPS challenge cup for all classes (best 6 flights score)
– End of week GPS competition
– introduction to GPS triangle flying for anybody interested
– technical support for RC Electronics gear
– 1-2 evening events during the week (will be defined later, fees may be required for event)


Location:
SSL Sky Park, Milang, South Australia: GPS: S 35° 22.004’ E 138° 56.609

Facilities available on our large and flat 40 hectare field:
– big camping area for tents, caravans and mobile homes
– Free WiFI
– 3 x toilets
– 240V electricity for entire camping area (bring extension cables)
– 2 x showers
– running cold and hot water
– Lunch time catering and evening meals available
– safe overnight model storage is available on the field

Weather:
Typical March conditions are average high temp of 26C and lows of 13C with only 2 days of rain. Thermal activity is strong with big lift (and killer sink)!


Accommodation:
Many nearby rooms are available for booking (airbnb.com, booking.com,…) in local towns, Milang, Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Middleton and Mt Barker (Note that hotel accommodation in the nearby Strathalbyn area is very limited for Saturday 11th March due to several weddings, but after that it is good)


Nearby activities:
– City of Adelaide (population 1.2 million) is less than 1 hour away.
– local wineries and restaurants / pizzerias within 10mins
– Many hiking routes to nearby coastal areas and around Adelaide hills area
Monarto Safari Park (largest Safari Park outside of Africa)
– Great restaurants and seafood
– Amazing white sand beaches https://fleurieupeninsula.com.au/middleton
– Some of the best wineries in the world are all within a 1 hour drive. McLaren Vale, and the Adelaide Hills.
– See kangaroos, koalas and more unique Australian wildlife at Cleland


Entry form is available at this link

Order your SSL 50th Anniversary T shirt at this linkOrders CLOSE on February 15th

Also stay updated on our Facebook page

Camping fee $15 per person/night

LiPO Batteries:
A large variety of LiPO batteries are available locally by prior arrangement, if you are worried about transport of your packs click here

As a club, we are excited to invite all model enthusiasts to join us for a week of celebration, flying and camaraderie.