The 2017 MAAA Annual Council Conference was held in Launceston on the weekend of May 20th and 21st. This important meeting offers an opportunity for club executives to get together and address issues facing the MAAA for the benefit of its members and the sport.
The Australian Senate has just released a Media Release regarding the inquiry into the regulatory requirements that impact the safe use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems and associated systems.
Are you ready to take off in 2017-2018, soaring to greater, more thrilling heights with the MAAA?
MAAA clubs are about fun flying, camaraderie and community. By renewing your membership with the largest, most renowned aeromodelling organisation in Australia, you can take to the skies, knowing you are in the safest hands.
This year has commenced with a flying start for our MAAA community, with so many exciting opportunities for our members to soar and excel in this amazing sport loved by many. In 2017, we are focussed on growing our sport, providing our members with the best flying facilities and support, while encouraging member participation and engagement.
A new year represents new opportunities for our members to soar to more thrilling heights, enjoy the camaraderie of flying with friends, while taking a bird's-eye view of the sport loved by so many in renowned, adrenalin pumping events in 2017.
It's been an exciting, adrenalin pumping year for the MAAA and its members. We’ve welcomed new pilots and watched them soar to great heights, as well as seen our long-term clubs grow with new infrastructure and improved flying fields. As the year comes to a close and we embark upon the festive season, it’s a great time to reflect on the achievements and success that made flying in 2016 enjoyable
All model aero plane fans are invited to join in the fun with the Tingalpa Model Aero Club Norfolk Island Fly In for a week of flying and socialising among local club members and visitors 21 - 28 October. Meet the locals who share their favourite flying spots around the island. Bring your big planes, indoor flying and gliders to cover all conditions.
2017 marks 20 years since Leo O’Reilly, Geoff Burfield and Iain McLeay developed the concept and implemented these races in 1997. A sub committee of Model Aero Sports SA has been formed to put this event on the calendar.
Senate Enquiry into the flying of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS) "Drones"
The flying of Multi Rotor aircrafts, commonly referred to as "Drones", is a fast growing aspect of our sport/hobby and is growing faster than any other discipline. Other disciplines have been adopted in a slow and steady manner; but this is not the case with the introduction of multi rotors. Combined with the rapidly growing development in technology, there has been an explosion in the take up of multi rotor flying. In the past, one needed to learn to fly and save to purchase or build a model. These developments evolved slowly and in line with conventions of the day. This is not the case with multi-rotors, which are now available in most departmental stores at very affordable prices.
Flying with the MAAA is about fun, friendship and camaraderie. For over 75 years the MAAA has been Australia’s largest flying organisation and our goal is to give our 10,000+ members the best possible flying experience. In this new, bi-monthly member update, the MAAA will share some interesting and helpful information with the MAAA community.
Australian Aeromodelling is represented nationally and globally by the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA) but behind the scenes there is a dedicated group of hardworking volunteers who also represent the interests of state level aeromodelling in a number of affiliated state associations.
This month we take a closer look at Aeromodelling Western Australia Inc. (AWA) representing 36 aeromodelling clubs with approximately 1000 members in Western Australia.
World class Aussie pilot Peter Goff will be amongst both seasoned and amateur model aircraft pilots showcasing the exhilaration of flying remote control scale aircraft at this year’s Luskintyre RC Scale Festival.
The three-day aerial extravaganza, from 28-30 October, at the Luskintyre Airfield in the stunning Hunter Valley is any modeller enthusiast’s dream, with plenty of flying time and replicas to watch, plus events to interest the general public.
Run by the Flying Scale Aircraft Association of NSW and supporting the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, the Luskintyre RC Scale Festival will showcase some of the best models in the world, from scale jets and gliders, to floatplanes and flight line.
Learning to fly an RC plane is a bit like learning to drive a car. It can be daunting at first, requires a lot of practice and there are consequences if you crash. However, once you've learnt the basics it is very rewarding and the sky is literally the limit in terms of how far you can go within the hobby.