MAAA Wingspan

14 15 Having previously flown a range of aeromodelling disciplines including Pylon, Cameron is now getting excited about flying IMACs, believing it is a great pathway to develop new skills in the sport. As a member of the Pakenham and District Aircraft Radio Control Society (P&DARCS) club based in Cardinia, Victoria, Cameron says it’s a fantastic and inclusive club for both young and older members. “P&DARCS is a great club, with a very diverse array of flying abilities and age groups, including a few up and coming juniors,” he said. “My love and passion for aeromodelling came from my Dad, Gavin Sexton, who is a very experienced aeromodeller. I started out by flying a multiplex easystar, which is a pusher prop glider.” “I started on a buddy box systemwith my Dad, just flying basic circuits. Then I moved on to flying solo. “I flew the Easystar for a while until I moved on to a high wing trainer, a Multiplex Funcub, which I still fly to this day. From then to now, I have now flown turbine jets, 350km/h pylon racers and also various scale planes. “I got into pylon racing about four years ago. “At the time, I had never flown a nitro plane, I was still flying electric planes, so it was a big jump for me. I was invited down to the Western Port Model Aircraft Club, in Bittern, Victoria, to come and have a go at flying a Q500 racer, which is the basic class of pylon racing. “In the moment, I knew I was hooked on the blood- pumping adrenaline you feel when you are flying in pylon, and I loved it. “I went to a few comps and really got stuck into it. Pylon racing is very different to regular flying. You are flying around a three pylon course, for 10 1/2 laps, which in total is about four kilometres, and trying to get the best time possible.” “I love flying IMAC as well, because I have always been interested in scale aerobatics. It has always been something I’ve wanted to get in to and now that I am getting to it and meeting some of the really friendly guys who are willing to help out, it just adds to the IMAC experience.” In 2016, Cameron completed and received his Silver Powered Wings. His latest achievement in pylon racing racing came in Warnambool in February/March, where he came 2nd in the Q500. In 2017, he received an award for Most Improved at his old club, the Western Port Model Aircraft Club. YOUNG AEROMODELLER VICTORIAN TEENAGER, CAMERON SEXTON IS PASSIONATE ABOUT AEROMODELLING, WITH HIS DAD INSPIRING HIM TO TAKE TO THE SKIES AND FIND HIS WINGS.