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.
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.
New 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.
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.
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.