CMC Team Pilots

CMC hobbies Sponsored Team Pilots :

Owen Vuyk  ( Current Sponsors - GP Engines and CMC Hobbies)

I've been flying radio controlled planes since 2006 and got my first large scale plane in 2008. Since then I've mainly flown aerobatic planes of various sizes and focused on 3D flying. In 2014 i started practicing IMAC in the hope of improving my flying and soon after I entered my first Large Scale Aerobatics competition in the Sportsman class. In 2016 I also started focusing on XA Aerobatics and freestyle. I'm proud to be part of the CMC hobbies and GP model engines team for the 2019 season.

Here are some of my achievements.

Large Scale Aerobatics ( LSA )

2015 1st place South African Large Scale Aerobatics Nationals in Advanced.

2016 3rd place South African Large Scale Aerobatics Nationals in Unlimited.

2017 1st place South African Large Scale Aerobatics Nationals in Unlimited.

2017 - Appointed a GP Engines ( Great Power Engines) Sponsored pilot for the 2017 competition season 

2018 - 1st Place unlimited at Henley

2018 - 3rd Place Unlimited at Irene

2018 - 4th Place Unlimited at SA Nationals and 2nd Place Freestyle at SA Nationals 

2018 -  5th in Sport Jets at SA Nationals, 



Clive McInnes ( Current Sponsors - GP Engines, G-Force pilots and CMC Hobbies)

I have been flying R/C aircraft for more than 30 years. I have been active in competitive R/C flying for approx 14 years now, competing in many R/C disciplines at National level, such as Pylon Racing, Pattern flying, Large Scale aerobatics and even Sport Scale for fun. in all disciplines i have achieved regular placings in the top 3 positions over the years. Currently my main focus is Large Scale aerobatics ( IMAC, F3M and 3D or freestyle flying). I am extremely grateful to GP Engines for the opportunity to not only be the SA distibutor for their fine engines, but now to represent them as a sponsored pilot again for the 2019 Competition season.

Here are some of my Recent achievements.

Clive has competed at National level in many disciplines including Pylon racing, Large Scale aerobatics, Pattern aerobatics and even Scale. Clive is currently the Vice Chairman of Large Scale Aerobatics South Africa and holds a SAMAA Instructor Judge rating.

Some more recent results are below:

Year       Position                                Class      Event

2015       2nd place                             Unlimited            SA IMAC National championships

2015       1st place overall                Unlimited            KZN IMAC championships

2016       4th place                              Unlimited            SA IMAC National championships

2016       Best Scale Flight                Gliders  Wings over Naverone - KA6

2017       1st place                              Scale      Pilots choice - Scale Fokker Dr1

2017       1st place                              Scale      Ladies Choice - Scale Super Decathlon / GP123cc

2017       1st place overall                Unlimited            KZN IMAC championships

2018                                                       Power   Appointed a SAMAA Instructor Judge

2018       2nd place                             Unlimited            KZN IMAC League 1

2018       Best Scale Sailplane         Gliders  Wings over Naverone - Petrel

2018       1st place                              Unlimited            KZN IMAC League 2

2018       1st place                              Unlimited            KZN IMAC League 3

2018       1st place                              Unlimited            KZN IMAC League 4

2018       1st place overall                Unlimited            KZN IMAC championships


2017 / 18 and now - Appointed a GP Engines ( Great Power Engines) Sponsored pilot for the 2017 competition season - extremely grateful to not only be on the GP team, but fortunate to also be the GP Distributor for South Africa


I currently hold a SAMAA Instructor Judge rating for fixed wing, have a Silver for Helis and a Gold rating for Pylon racing.

Pattern Flying

I had competed in various competitions and National events for about 5 years prior to taking up LSA .

Pylon Racing

one of my passions and always will be! I have competed nationally in pylon racing for many years, taking many podium places at local and National events. 


Gareth DeLange ( Current Sponsor - CMC Hobbies)


Gareth is our youngest pilot, but we see good things yet to come from him. 

At just 14 years old and after only flying for 2 years he is already climbing the ranks in the competition scene in South Africa. Having started flying IMAC just over a year ago he went on to win the Sportsmans class at the 2017 South African Nationals on a  plane he had flown for less than a month. Since the Nationals in April this year he has climbed through 2 classes and is currently flying in the Advanced class. He is already leading the KZN Advanced class for 2017 with just one comp to go. 
Gareths aspirations go further than R/C flying - he is already doing Full size flying and his goal is to become a commercial pilot.