What is The MAAQ?
The Association numbers over 2400 members, with approximately 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 and for that reason it is advisable to join a club.
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 and there are approximately 60 clubs to choose from in Queensland. To find the location of a club or clubs near you using your postcode, visit our Club Locator Page, enter your postcode and start exploring. If you need any further assitance please contact us on 0407 340 239.
Most affiliated clubs have instructors and experienced fliers that can provide lessons in learning how to set up and fly model aircraft.
Clubs are open most weekends, Saturday and/or Sunday, with some operating on weekdays as well.