Previous Competitors


One of the greatest feats a competition pilot can achieve is representing their country in international competitions. Many Juniors have put enormous effort into making it through the ranks and attaining this great honour.

2014

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships (Flapped)

Matthew Scutter competed in the 33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Leszno, Poland in mid-2014. Matthew placed 23rd overall, with Australia finishing up in 16th place in the Team Cup.

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships (Unflapped)

Eric Stauss competed in the 33rd Club Class World Gliding Championships in Räyskälä Finland. He took out a final placing of 35th, with an 8th place on his best day.

2013

8th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships

In 2013, we had three junior pilots compete in the Junior World Gliding Championships in Leszno, Poland.

Matthew Scutter and Eric Stauss competed in Standard class and Ailsa McMillan in Club class. Matthew took out the highest place for the Aussies with a final placing of 9th, next Eric with a placing of 34th, and then Ailsa with 37th.

2011

7th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships

Australia was represented by 4 pilots at the 7th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships in 2011. Brothers Andy Maddocks and Nick Maddocks competed in standard class, and Nathan Johnson and Matthew Scutter competed in Club Class.

2009

6th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships

Andrew Maddocks and Nathan Johnson both represented Australia at the 2009 Junior Worlds. Andy competed in Standard Class, finishing 10th overall. Nathan flew Club Class in an LS4, placing 38th.

2005

4th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships

At the 2005 Junior Worlds both Adam Woolley and David McManus represented Australia. Both pilots competed in Standard Class, placing 15th and 26th respectively.

1999

1st FAI Junior World Gliding Championships

Lisa Turner flew for Australia at the first ever Junior World Championships. Lisa competed in Club Class, flying a Std Libelle and finishing in 22nd place.