Website Competition Winner
We would like to congratulate Dan Jepsen from the Sunshine Coast on winning the MAAQ website competition. Dan has won $500 worth of Modeling Equipment of his choice. The MAAQ would also like to thank all those who entered the competition.
What is The MAAQ?
The Model Aeronautical Association of Queensland (MAAQ) is the body delegated by the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA) to be responsible for all aspects of model flying in Queensland.
The Association numbers over 2400 members, with more than 60 affiliated clubs. It is also recognized as the sole representative organization for the sport in Queensland by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) which is the world wide governing body for all forms of sporting aviation, including model flying through (MAAA) and Australian Sports Aviation Confederation.
Codes Of Model Flying
There are many different codes of model aircraft flying. Radio Control which includes War Birds, Scale, Racers, Miniature, Gliders, Sea Planes, Helicopters to name a few. Free Flight has both indoor and outdoor types. Control Line is a good introduction to model flying.
Model aircraft flying comes under the control of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. There are very specific rules about where one can fly radio control model aircraft.
There are Civil Aviation orders written which govern the sport, to which the MAAQ use as a minimum requirement.
How to Start
Your local club is the best place to start. There are more than 60 clubs to choose from in Queensland. Contact the MAAQ on 0407 340 239 for the phone number and location of a club near you.
Most affiliated clubs have instructors and experienced fliers that can provide lessons in learning to set up and fly model aircraft.
Clubs are open most Sundays with some operating on weekdays as well.