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Notable Flights

 

Notable flights by Rob Steane

*Only a tiny fraction of the flights listed below were submitted via the official FAI process to claim a record. Regard this list as an accurate, but informal database.

3TPDistance - flight distance shown is in kilometres, calculated via Three Turnpoints (3TP) - launch, four computer-optimised legs, then finish.
FAI Triangle - shows the leg-optimised kilometres (without bonus points).
- Australian Pilots are in bold.
- Hill launch flights are marked 
- The top three Australian-piloted hill launch flights in each category are shown  (Other flights appear in each category, if they are longer than the third best Australian hill-launch.)
- Flights by Visiting Pilots are noted as such.
- It is currently practice to also note flights made by women, so those pilots are marked "f" where applicable. (A pilot's gender is presumptuously ascertained via their listing within AXC.)
- AXContest records are used where possible, below. Flights appearing for public viewing in AXC, means that they have been analysed/approved by AXC admin to make sure that they don't contain serious breaches re airspace, etc. AXC is our most used online flight-keeper and it gives excellent detail.NB Flights appearing below have been sourced from info sent to me, or from what I have spotted here and there. For this to be a trusted database, those with knowledge of better flights than those listed, or further flights if there are not at least three foot-launched flights in a category, are asked to let me know, or make a post below. Thanks ... Rob

Australian National Records
3TP Distance
Alex Yaschenko 494 kms 1/1/2018 *Ben More (Vic) to northwest of Gundagai (NSW)* Australia's Number 1 PG flight
Joel Debons 478 kms 1/1/2018 *Ben More (Vic) to southwest of Gundagai (NSW)* (Swiss VP)
Charles Cazaux 476 kms 16/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Cubba (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Pierre Naville 440 kms - no further details (tow up) (French VP)
Charles Cazaux 407 kms 9/12/2015 Jil Jil (Vic) to Pulletop (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Seiko Fukuoka (f) 406 kms 9/12/2015 Jil Jil (Vic) to Pulletop (NSW) (tow up) (French VP) Current womens World Record
Joel Debons 400 kms 25/12/2017 West Wyalong (NSW) to Balranald (NSW) (tow up) (Swiss VP)
Charles Cazaux 396 kms 19/12/2015 Ivanhoe (NSW) to Kyabram (Vic) (tow up) (French VP)
Seiko Fukuoka (f) 395 kms 9/12/2016 Conargo (NSW) to Peak Hill (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Jan Tupy 392 kms 28/1/2018 *Mt Borah (NSW) to Brewarrina (NSW)*
Jouni Makkonen 392 kms 25/12/2016 Conargo (NSW) to Gellibrand (Vic) (tow up) (Finnish VP)
Garth Camac 392 kms 11/12/2014 Deniliquin (NSW) to southwest of Cubba (NSW) (tow up)
Joel Debons 390 kms 7/12/2017 *Ben More (Vic) to Narandera (NSW)* (Swiss VP)
Zane Priebbenow 378 kms 9/12/2016 Deniliquin (NSW) to Bruie Plains (NSW) (tow up)
Seiko Fukuoka (f) 377 kms 14/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Cowra (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Jan Tupy 376 kms 13/11/2017 *Beechmont (Qld) to Talwood (Qld)* FAI Triangle
Jan Sterren 210 kms 23/12/2015 Deniliquin (NSW) (tow up) (Swiss VP)
Simon Houston 191 kms 4/1/2018 *Mt Borah (NSW)*
Rick Brezina 171 kms 22/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) (tow up) (Canadian VP)
Zane Priebbenow 170 kms 11/12/2017 Tottenham (NSW) (tow up)
Jan Tupy 154 kms 23/1/2018 *Mt Borah (NSW)*
Brian Webb 153 kms 26/1/2016 *Bright (Vic)*

Women - 3TP Distance
Seiko Fukuoka 406 kms 9/12/2015 Jil Jil (Vic) to Pulletop (NSW) (tow up) (French VP) Current womens World Record
Seiko Fukuoka 395 kms 9/12/2016 Conargo (NSW) to Peak Hill (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Seiko Fukuoka 377 kms 14/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Cowra (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Kari Ellis 352 kms 14/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Koorawatha (NSW) (tow up)
Kari Ellis 303 kms 25/1/2015 Conargo (NSW) to northwest of Young (NSW) (tow up)
Kate Baker 301 kms 12/12/2016 Dalby (Qld) to west of Ballaroo (Qld) (tow up)
Kari Ellis 298 kms 20/1/2014 Deniliquin (NSW) to Euabelong (NSW) (tow up)
Kari Ellis 289 kms 8/2/2017 *Manilla (NSW) to west of Walgett (NSW)*
Kari Ellis 283 kms 29/1/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Ivanhoe (NSW) (tow up)
Kirsten Seeto 219 kms 13/2/2016 *Manilla (NSW) to southwest of Toomelah (NSW)*
Seiko Fukuoka 207 kms 18/12/2016 Pretty Pine (NSW) to Booligal (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Kari Ellis 186 kms 29/1/2015 *Bright (Vic) to Seymour (Vic)*

Women - FAI Triangle
Kari Ellis 138 kms 26/1/2016 Conargo (NSW) (tow up)
Kari Ellis 112 kms 26/12/2017 *Bright (Vic)* Tandem XC
Godfrey Wenness 223 kms 2000 *Mt Borah (NSW)*(this was the World Record, for around 5/6 years).


NSW
3TP Distance
Charles Cazaux 476 kms 16/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Cubba (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Joel Debons 400 kms 25/12/2017 West Wyalong (NSW) to Balranald (NSW) (tow up) (Swiss VP)
Charles Cazaux 396 kms 19/12/2015 Ivanhoe (NSW) to Kyabram (Vic) (tow up) (French VP)
Seiko Fukuoka (f) 395 kms 9/12/2016 Conargo (NSW) to Peak Hill (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Jan Tupy 392 kms 28/1/2018 *Mt Borah (NSW) to Brewarrina (NSW)*
Jouni Makkonen 392 kms 25/12/2016 Conargo (NSW) to Gellibrand (Vic) (tow up) (Finnish VP)
Garth Camac 392 kms 11/12/2014 Deniliquin (NSW) to southwest of Cubba (NSW) (tow up)
Zane Priebbenow 378 kms 9/12/2016 Deniliquin (NSW) to Bruie Plains (NSW) (tow up)
Seiko Fukuoka (f) 377 kms 14/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Cowra (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Charles Cazaux 374 kms 14/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Cowra (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Che Golus 365 kms 5/2/2015 *Mt Borah (NSW) to Brewarrina (NSW)*
Jason Turner 364 kms 5/2/2015 *Mt Borah (NSW) to Brewarrina (NSW)* FAI Triangle
Jan Sterren 210 kms 23/12/2015 Deniliquin (tow up) (Swiss VP)
Simon Houston 191 kms 4/1/2018 *Mt Borah*
Rick Brezina 171 kms 22/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) (tow up) (Canadian VP)
Zane Priebbenow 170 kms 11/12/2017 Tottenham (tow up)
Jan Tupy 154 kms 23/1/2018 *Mt Borah* Women - 3TP Distance
Seiko Fukuoka 395 kms 9/12/2016 Conargo (NSW) to Peak Hill (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Seiko Fukuoka 377 kms 14/12/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Cowra (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Kari Ellis 303 kms 25/1/2015 Conargo (NSW) to northwest of Young (NSW) (tow up)
Kari Ellis 298 kms 20/1/2014 Deniliquin (NSW) to Euabelong (NSW) (tow up)
Kari Ellis 289 kms 8/2/2017 *Manilla to west of Walgett*
Kari Ellis 283 kms 29/1/2015 Conargo (NSW) to Ivanhoe (NSW) (tow up)
Kirsten Seeto 219 kms 13/2/2016 *Manilla to southwest of Toomelah*
Seiko Fukuoka 207 kms 18/12/2016 Pretty Pine (NSW) to Booligal (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)


Women - FAI Triangle
Kari Ellis 138 kms 26/1/2016 Conargo (tow up)Tandem XC
Godfrey Wenness 223 kms 2000 *Mt Borah*

Victoria


3TP Distance
Alex Yaschenko 494 kms 1/1/2018 *Ben More (Vic) to northwest of Gundagai (NSW)* Australia's Number 1 PG flight
Joel Debons 478 kms 1/1/2018 *Ben More (Vic) to southwest of Gundagai (NSW)* (Swiss VP)
Charles Cazaux 407 kms 9/12/2015 Jil Jil (Vic) to Pulletop (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Seiko Fukuoka (f) 406 kms 9/12/2015 Jil Jil (Vic) to Pulletop (NSW) (tow up) (French VP) Current womens World Record
Joel Debons 390 kms 7/12/2017 *Ben More (Vic) to Narandera (NSW)* (Swiss VP)
Andrew Horchner 248 kms 26/1/2012 *Bright (Vic) to Conargo (NSW)*
Andrew Horchner 187 kms 12/1/2015 *Bright to Yea* FAI Triangle
Brian Webb 153 kms 26/1/2016 *Bright*
Andrew Horchner 146 kms 26/1/2016 *Bright*
Garth Camac 144 kms 6/2/2015 *Bright* Women - 3TP Distance
Seiko Fukuoka 406 kms 9/12/2015 Jil Jil (Vic) to Pulletop (NSW) (tow up) (French VP)
Kari Ellis 186 kms 29/1/2015 *Bright to Seymour*
Kirsten Seeto 85 kms 26/1/2017 *Mt Elliot to Corryong*
Kirsten Seeto 83 kms 19/1/2018 *Mt Elliot to Khancoban*
Women - FAI Triangle
Kari Ellis 112 kms 26/12/2017 *Bright*
Kirsten Seeto 70 kms 26/12/2017 *Bright*

Queensland
3TP Distance
Jan Tupy 376 kms 13/11/2017 *Beechmont to Talwood*
Jan Tupy 351 kms 18/12/2015 Dalby to southwest of Ballaroo (tow up)
Shane Gingell 332 kms 28/1/2018 Dalby to Amby (tow up)
Shane Gingell 321 kms 13/12/2016 Dalby to southwest of St George (tow up)
Kate Baker (f) 301 kms 12/12/2016 Dalby to west of Ballaroo (tow up)
Shane Hill 264 kms 20/1/2007 *Beechmont*
Jan Tupy 248 kms 18/10/2015 *Beechmont to Yelarbon* FAI Triangle
Jan Tupy 115 kms 19/4/2018 *Beechmont*
Jan Tupy 110 kms 24/6/2018 *Beechmont*
Fabio Capp 109 kms 1/11/2017 *Beechmont* Women - 3TP Distance
Kate Baker 301 kms 12/12/2016 Dalby to west of Ballaroo (tow up)
Kate Baker 173 kms 12/12/2017 Dalby to north of Glenmorgan (tow up)
Kate Baker 108 kms 10/12/2017 Dalby to northwest of Tara (tow up)
Kirsten Seeto 102 kms 13/2/2016 *Beechmont to Maryvale*
Women - FAI Triangle
Kate Baker 51 kms 13/8/2017 *Beechmont*
Kate Baker 37 kms 24/6/2018 *Tamborine*

Tasmania
3TP Distance
Marcin Tobiszewski 93 kms 14/2/2011 *TT to Bothwell*
Rob Steane 79 kms 10/1/2018 *TT/Bothwell/Hamilton/Ouse*
Pete Steane 79 kms 7/1/2017 *Kempton/Bothwell/Ouse/National Park* FAI Triangle
Anton Rosenzweig 48 kms 25/2/2017 *Tunbridge Tier*
Keith Wales 41 kms 3/2/2018 *Tunbridge Tier*
Rob Steane 37 kms 11/2/2016 *Tunbridge Tier* Women - 3TP Distance
Anna Wrobel-Tobiszewska 8 kms 14/2/2011 *TT to Old Tier Rd* (Expect to see Anna's result bettered a few times, during the 2018/2019 season.
Women - FAI Triangle
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NT
3TP Distance
Richard Binstead 123 kms 3/10/2017 65 kms NW of Alice Springs, to Lake Lewis (tow up)
Igor Likhosherstov 120 kms 3/10/2017 Ceilidh Hill to Wirmbrandt Rock (tow up)
Stephen Noble 106 kms 3/10/2017 Ceilidh Hill to southeast of Mt Hammond (tow up)
(NT has no knowledge of any Triangles, or Women's XC flights having been made.)

ACT
3TP Distance
Rafael Esquillaro 183 kms 4/1/2017 *Lake George to Wagga Wagga*
(Although Lake George is just outside of the ACT, the flying site is widely regarded as an ACT site.)
(ACT has no knowledge of any Triangles, or Women's XC flights having been made.)

WA
3TP Distance
Sam Clark 287 kms 8/11/2015 *Mt Bakewell to Bogada*
Rod Merigan 271 kms 13/12/2017 *Mt Bakewell to Perenjori*
Bruce Marks 227 kms 14/12/2013 Barrington (SE of York) (tow up)
Rod Merigan 223 kms 17/11/2016 *Mt Bakewell to Maya* FAI Triangle
Eric Metrot 73 kms 13/12/2008 *Mt Bakewell*
(WA has no knowledge of any Women's XC flights having been made.)

SA
3TP Distance

Adam Stott 165 kms 20/11/2016 Granite Field (near Sedan) to Tintinara (tow up)
Adam Stott 109 kms 22/12/2015 Bower to Lochiel (tow up)
Harry Gronki 99 kms 22/12/2015 Bower to near Lochiel (tow up)
(SA has no knowledge of any Triangles, or Women's XC flights having been made.).