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.
Club support: How to access funding to purchase land.
The MAAA has long recognised that the future of aeromodelling within Australia rests in the ability of clubs and State Associations to purchase and maintain flying sites. To facilitate this process, the MAAA has an active policy to assist its members in purchasing, developing and improving miniature aircraft flying sites throughout Australia. By way of example, the MAAA is in the process of purchasing land for MASA and VMAA.
What is the application process? An ordinary member may make an application for the MAAA to purchase land. Below is a basic outline of the land purchase application process. 1. Prepare a business case 2. Review of business case by MAAA executive 3. An independent review group will provide recommendations to the MAAA Council 4. The MAAA Council votes on the recommendations Detailed information on this procedure and further material can be found here.
Training and skill development: A member story on MAAA Bronze Wings certification.
Want that rush of adrenalin you get when completing a new manoeuvre or stunt? The MAAA’s training and skill development helps you get the most fun out of flying. It gets new and novice pilots in the air quicker and takes more experienced pilots to higher and more satisfying skill levels. To keep the skies safe and injury free, training with certified instructors is offered by all of our 300+ clubs and is a great way to fast track your skills and knowledge.
The MAAA ensures members have access to world class instructors, training and advice to become the best they can be at flying their chosen aircraft. From the MAAA’s Wings program and one-on-one mentoring, to our comprehensive pilot and instructor training programs, you can learn to fly quickly and safely, in a controlled and supportive environment. Click here to read a Q&A with instructor Dennis Greenfield, who discusses some of the key requirements of the MAAA Bronze Wings certification.