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.
Model Aerosport SA Inc (MASA) representing 28 aeromodelling clubs in South Australia is one of those associations.
The MASA charter is to promote, coordinate and encourage aeromodelling in South Australia and this is done by the annually elected executive.
As with all the state executives they are an enthusiastic and dedicated group of local aeromodellers whose passion for the sport prompts them to give up their free time to further the interests of aeromodelling in South Australia.
Model aircraft pilots battled it out at the prestigious 2016 F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft in May, with Australia taking top team honours thanks to a world record performance.
More than 1000 competitors, officials and supporters from 32 countries including China, Great Britain, France, USA, Singapore, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand attended the event, held at the WA Model Aircraft Sports Centre at Whiteman Park.
Surrounded by two magnificent waterways, Mornington Peninsula boasts 80 boutique wineries and the home club of Dannmann18. After working with the club officials, VMPRA committee and sponsors, the Western Port Model Aircraft Club (WPMAC) was set up to host its very first official Pylon Race in April.
Situated at Crib Point, the great race had 11 pilot entries for Sports Pylon and 16 entries for Q500. Around 25 pilots and 100 spectators and supporting crews attended the club throughout the day.
Are you keen on painting or drawing? Have air sports always made you dream? Are you concerned about environmental issues? If so, then pick up your pens, pencils or brushes and enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest. The aim is to create a picture that illustrates this years' theme "Air Sports in Harmony with Nature", and show the world just how talented you are.
Peter Bryner has provided the MAAA with an update about an IMAC competition held in March.
There were 23 competitors. A number who stayed overnight at the field. Eight travelled over from Western Australia, their planes trailered over the long drive. Frazer and Mike Briggs flew in from New Zealand together with a disassembled Extra 300. Aaron Garle flew with family from Queensland, flying others planes, was still placed second after Frazer Briggs in the Unlimited class.
Sixteen Scanners all in a row, Sixteen Scanners see how they go, that might rhyme but we did have a great time, under almost perfect weather conditions in a lovely autumn day, cool to start then lovely warm day with very little wind, 10 points to the weather Gods they got it right, Sunday the 3rd of May.