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Trans Tasman – Hamilton MAC

February 17 - February 18

The F3A Trans Tasman will be held at Hamilton MAC.

The dates are Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th Feb 2024.

Friday is practise day.

HMAC is an awesome venue with a south facing setup, a superbly manicured 120m long grass runway, and the prevailing wind is westerly. At this time of year, we expect hot weather and light winds … however we will not be held to that prediction !! Its NZ right …

For the visitors, the venue is close to Auckland Airport (approx 1.5 hour drive south). We will have transport and accom sorted. Just get your flight booked !!

Practice and setup on Thursday 16th & 17th.

At the last three Trans Tasmans, as a cunning way to generate some more judging power, and to include more pilots, we have also flown the F3A Advanced class. This is now the A25 sequence. If we get some interest from the ozzies wanting to come over and fly this class, we have A25 pilots here ready and waiting to go. If A25 does not eventuate, then we can look at splitting the F3A fliers into a P group, and a P + F group. Which means they can judge for each other. But ideally we want to see A25 guys flying, which means we can run one F3A class.

We need prelim entries by 1st December. Realistically if you are coming over from Ozzy, you will want to have booked an airfare by then anyway.

More details will be posted closer to the event.

*** update ***

Friday (Practise Day) we will doing Beer & Pizza at the field. Plus we want to try and get a Trans Tasman “Classic” Pattern going to, as a fun event. Kiwis vs Ozzies. Depends on if we can get enough classic models lined up for the ozzies to fly.

Saturday night – Dinner at the Foundation Bar & Restaurant, Te Awa. Easy.



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February 18
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Hamilton MAC
231 Collins Road
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Ross Brown Kaden Newman grant finlay Sean Galloway Andrew Stiver Shane Suffolk Kay Scott Rod Chave James Danby Paul Tomlinson David Wilkins Ruben Woods
Shayne Lysaght Antony (Cartwheel) Wright John Danks Steve Johnson Jason Arnold Mike Ralph Derek Whelan Hamish Galloway John Knox James Farrow Frazer Briggs

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