2016 Australian Air League Review – Ballarat Victoria 1 October

The Australian Air League Review will be conducted on Saturday 1 October, 2016 at the Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility in Pleasant Street, Redan, (a suburb of Ballarat), Victoria.Balsa Model

All Squadrons are invited to attend and compete and to take part in the Afternoon Parade.

Every effort is being made to ensure that all personnel who attend have the opportunity to compete – no matter what the size of their squadron is.  This is reflected in the rules for the individual competitions which can be found in the following sections:

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Air Activities Competitions

There are three Air Activities Competitions at this year’s Review.  The competitions are as follows:

  • Balsa Model Flight Competitions: Use the Modelling Competitions Form
  • Drone Flying Competitions: No entry form – entries made on the day
  • Aircraft Recognition Competitions: No entry form – entries made on the day

Entry Forms

A reminder that entry forms are due Saturday 3 September. Not sure what entry form to use? Click here for our easy reference guide.

Reviewing Officer

The Australian Air League is pleased to advised that Rear Admiral Kevin J Scarce AC, CSC, RANR has accepted our invitation to be the Reviewing Officer for our forthcoming review. The Rear Admiral will be accompanied by his wife Liz. Click here for more details.

Message From the Chief Commissioner

I am pleased to be able to extend to all of our members, their families and friends to join with the League in competition at the Australian Air League Review to be conducted at the Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility located at Morshead Park, 900 Pleasant Street, Redan, Victoria 3350.

We last conducted our Review in Ballarat in 2004 at the City Oval.

This year the Review will be a one day event conducted on Saturday 1st October 2016.

In attendance will be members from a wide area ranging from Hervey Bay in Queensland to Adelaide in South Australia with a contingent of girls and boys from NSW and Victoria.

In an effort to assist in funding travel, again this year the Council of the Australian Air League Inc. is providing a subsidy of $25 per League member for those who travel over 500 km to attend the Review.

We are conscious of members travelling a great distance and the need to make the event memorable and to have all as involved in activities as is possible.  We have this year increased the non-field activities to include Aircraft Recognition, Balsa Model Flight and Drone Flying competitions.  Our Cadet of the Year Advisory Group will be assisting with the running of these activities.

Those members, who have attended previous Reviews, will be well aware of the rewards of national competition and friendships made through attendance at an Australian Air League Review. To those who have not yet attended a Review, let me assure you that your attendance will leave you with wonderful memories. The benefits of attending an AAL Review cannot be discounted – they are invaluable.

I look forward with anticipation to the attendance of all our members at our 2016 Annual Review and whilst I know that it is not possible to have 100% attendance, if we aim high – individually and as co-ordinated Units – we may just succeed.

Good luck and best wishes to all.


Chief Comr. Ian Rickards, LM., DSA and Bar., MSA

Chief Commissioner