Warrnambool's Leigh Hocken was part of the three-man Australian team that took out the world title in F3D pylon racing of model aircrafts in Queensland.
The Aussie team came out on top, beating 35 contestants from 15 countries around the world, with Mr Hocken also finishing seventh in the world in his individual event.
It's not Mr Hocken's first win, having taken out the team title in 2011 and also in 2017 in Sweden.
"The world champs are every two years, and in between you have to get through the trials to make the Australian team," he said.
"To make the Australian team is pretty hard, you have three events and your best two count to make the team.
"I've been lucky enough to go to four, I always bring my family with me."
Pylon racing is done around a triangular course with planes doing 10 laps of a 400 metre circuit.
The planes are no average models, with each costing in the thousands and averaging speeds of 350 kilometres per hour in a race.
"You do 15 races, and the lowest time at the end of the event wins. You race against two other people, but you're really racing against the clock," Mr Hocken said.
"You do 10 laps and if you cut inside the pole you get a 10 per cent time penalty.
"There's judges on each pole so you have to go around the outside of the course.
"Our individual scores get added together, and the lowest score wins the team event.
"It comes down to luck, skill and preparation really."
Mr Hocken's passion for flying started when he was a teenager growing up in Bairnsdale.
"It started when I was about 13 when I started entering a few competitions in Melbourne," he said.
"In about 2007 was when I thought I would try for the team.
"You're just flying at normal comps then all of a sudden you're going overseas.
"You end up with friends all around the world, it's amazing."
He practices with the Warrnambool Model Aircraft Club in Koroit and still competes in all the local competitions.
"There's probably more preparation at home before you even start flying," Mr Hocken said.
The father of two has his sights set on the 2021 world titles in America.
"If I didn't make the next one it would be like a footballer retiring. You really want to make it," he said.
"But anything can happen."
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