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Coming Events

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QUEENSLAND TURBINE FLYERS AT GOONDIWINDI

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016 @ GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT

SCALE AEROBATICS AT NOOSA MODEL FLYERS

May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016 @ NOOSA MODEL FLYERS

MARTIN VELS MEMORIAL DURRAMBOI THERMAL SAILPLANE CHALLENGE

May 14, 2016 9:00 am - May 15, 2016 5:00 pm @ DURRAMBOI APPROX 20 MINUTES TRAVEL ABOVE GYMPIE

WARBIRDS GATHERING AT CRAMS

May 15, 2016 - @ CRAMS- GRATTON FIELD AT CALVERT 11 KILOMETRES FROM ROSEWOOD

MAAQ GENERAL MEETING

May 28, 2016 2:00 am - 5:00 am @ to be advised

THE INAUGURAL WARWICK PAYNTER MEMORIAL ALL ELECTRIC FLY IN

June 10, 2016 8:00 am - June 12, 2016 5:00 pm @ BANANA COAST RADIO CONTROL FLYERS iNC COFFS HARBOUR NSW

AUSTRALIAN PYLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 11, 2016 - June 14, 2016 @ SUNCOAST MODEL FLYERS
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What is The MAAQ?

The Model Aeronautical Association of Queensland (MAAQ) is an Association of model aero clubs in Qld.

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 governing the sport, 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, visit our  Club Locator Page, enter your postcode and start exploring. If you need any further assistance 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.