Education

The collective knowledge of thousands of members means the MAAA brings you the best flight school. We help clubs provide the best advice, instructors and knowledge base so you can safely learn to fly and enjoy your sport. You can undertake pilot training, get your wings, or even become an Instructor or Inspector.

Everyone can enjoy flying and building model aircraft. Whether you are young or old, it's a great sport through which you can safely enjoy the adrenalin rush of a seriously fun flight, build models and form great friendships.

From WWI biplanes to gliders, gas turbine jets and helicopters there's sure to be a model for you.

Check the latest copy of our magazine, Wingspan, to see what's happening in model aviation and for the best flight tips. We offer a quick guide for those starting out below and our members can enjoy even more in future articles.

See what the MAAA does for your club now! Find a club near you and join today!

21March

MAAA Bronze Wings Pilot Q&A

Dennis Greenfield began flying at the Tingalpa Model Aero Club in the early 70s with a Hustler plane and an old 27 MHz radio.

He notched up 200 flights before work forced him to leave Brisbane and the sport. His interest in the sport was rekindled in 2006 with the arrival of electric planes, and it wasn't long before he became an instructor.

Dennis finds instructing a rewarding activity and has had the pleasure of training many pilots in all levels of flight. Here he talks us though some of the key requirements of the MAAA Bronze Wings certification.

13May

Flight school: the thrill of float planes

Flight school: the thrill of float planes

Everyone can enjoy flying and building model aircraft. Whether you are young or old, it's a great sport through which you can safely enjoy the adrenalin rush of a seriously fun flight, build models and form great friendships.

Joining our clubs and listening to other members is a great way to learn more about the sport.

Wayne Miller, a member of the Noarlunga Model Aero Sports club in Adelaide, is a keen float plane pilot who has provided some tips on aircraft choice and set-up for float planes based on his personal experience..

13June

First flights

First flights

Aaron O'Neil from Budget Hobbies in Capalaba on Brisbane's outskirts recently spoke to the MAAA about the most popular models for people starting to flying.

Aaron says people learning to fly need to remember that models are a small version of the real thing. This makes flying exciting but it also means that you need to understand your model's response.

"Just like flying a real plane, you need to notice things like air speed and have experience on your controls, to know how your model will respond," he said.

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