Model Aeronautical Association of Queensland

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. 


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Upcoming Events
  1. Pre World Pylon Champs Warm Up at Maryborough

    July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
  2. QTF Fly In at Goondiwindi

    July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
  3. Instructor Re assessment course

    July 27
  4. World Pylon Championships at Maryborough Queensland

    August 6 - August 12
  5. SCAF Warbirds at Phoenix

    August 17
  6. MAAQ General Meeting (AGM)

    August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    September 14 - September 15
  8. SCAF Warbirds at SAAMBR

    September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm