16May

Media Statement: RC plane accident in Queensland

Incident Report & Investigation

Media Statement:  RC plane accident in Queensland

In response to a Channel 7 News article that went to air on Wednesday 15 May the MAAA provides the following media release. 

In October 2018, a RC plane accident occurred at a Queensland Aeromodelling Club, west of Brisbane - resulting in a grass fire.

The aircraft involved was, contrary to reports, a small propeller plane which went off the air on the downward leg of a circuit at the club.

It is extremely rare for a grass fire to occur from a RC Model Aircraft, however, the batteries on board, together with the wind at the time, sparked the fire.

Posted in National

07April

SPECIAL MEMBER UPDATE: CASA REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION SCHEME

SPECIAL MEMBER UPDATE: CASA REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION SCHEME

On behalf of the MAAA, I am sending through this email to update our members on the proposed CASA Registration and Accreditation Scheme outcome for MAAA Clubs and Members. Your Executive prepared significant supporting documentation for Mr Shane Carmody, the Director of Aviation Safety (CASA) in light of the proposed registration and Accreditation of RPA’s within Australia. On Monday 25th March the MAAA Secretary met with three high level managers of CASA in Chris Monaghan, Anthony Stanton and Luke Gumley. This was in relation to the direction of the CASA registration and accreditation system. The material presented included significant information on the historical safety performance of the MAAA.

Posted in National

30January

CASA Senate Enquiry Outcome

Re: Proposed new remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPAS operator accreditation scheme (PP1816US).

As many of our members will be aware, the public spotlight is once again on model aircraft flying.  As part of the outcomes of the Senate Enquiry for the registration and accreditation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA’s) and pilots, CASA released the new proposed changes for public consultation on Friday 25th January 2019.

13December

Safe, festive flying to you and your families!

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Merry Christmas to all our members! Once again, the festive season is upon us, time to spend with family and friends. Many of our member clubs will have already held or are about to hold their annual Christmas functions and I suspect many ‘war’ stories will be told. The New Year will bring to us all new challenges, but I hope 2019 will be prosperous to us all.

Merry Christmas to all our members! Once again, the festive season is upon us, time to spend with family and friends. Many of our member clubs will have already held or are about to hold their annual Christmas functions and I suspect many ‘war’ stories will be told. The New Year will bring to us all new challenges, but I hope 2019 will be prosperous to us all.
17September

The ASAA Nationals are taking flight in November

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There’s something uniquely thrilling and exciting about the spectacle of scale model planes taking to the skies in beautifully coordinated sequences that push the boundaries of conventional aviation flight capabilities. It’s all part of the extraordinary appeal of aerobatics. 

24July

Interview with David Law on his F4C team winning gold at the Scale World Championship 2018 in Switzerland

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What were some of your highlights from the World Championship?

The personal highlights for me had to be the F4C team securing a gold medal and standing on the podium with that gold medal around your neck singing the National anthem. Also, when my team mates came running up to me, including my wife (Melissa, who was also the team manager) with tears in their eyes telling me we had secured gold! After the sacrifices made by some of the F4C team over the years the gold was well earned. It was also great to have Peter Goff and Greg Lepp getting in the top ten at their first F4H world champs.

 

24July

Introducing Tyson Dodd: The New MAAA Assistant Secretary

tyson dodd image1New MAAA assistant secretary, Tyson Dodd, says that he first began flying when his father, (former MAAA secretary Kevin Dodd) handed him a model aeroplane transmitter when he was seven years old. His passion for aeromodelling has thrived ever since that pivotal moment.

04June

President’s Update: 2018 MAAA Council Conference

Screen Shot 2017 06 01 at 2.06.00 pmThe 2018 Annual MAAA Council Conference was held in Adelaide over the weekend of May 19th and 20th, in which Presidents and other executives from all states attended.

28May

What a roaring success! The 70th MAAA National Model Aircraft Championships

What a roaring success! The 70th MAAA National Model Aircraft Championships

After many months of preparation, the historic 70th MAAA National Model Aircraft Championships finally took flight to confidently secure its place as one of the most thrilling aeromodelling events on the MAAA calendar.  

01June

2017 MAAA Council Conference

Screen Shot 2017 06 01 at 2.06.00 pmThe 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.

11May

Australian Senate Enquiry Update: Drones

corporate clients 0017 Australian Senate 1000x666The 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.

 

03May

Time to Renew!

Luskintyre 2016 7Are 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.

20March

Member Update March 2017

Screen Shot 2017 03 20 at 2.29.24 pmThis 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.

31January

Member Update January 2017

plane2017A 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.

21December

Christmas 2016 Member Update

Xmas Banner 1It'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

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