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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“Message to all our members. Please consider the environmental conditions and fire risk at your clubs and flying sites presently before making the decision to fly any model aircraft.”

“In light of the extreme fire danger along most of the east coast of Australia and other parts, unless it is absolutely urgent that you have to fly, consider taking the time to do some maintenace instead to prevent any fire risk from our hobby.”
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Thanks to Western Downs Regional Council for supporting this great aeromodelling event.✈️ ✈️ ✈️ Look up! The Asia Pacific Radio Control Aerobatic Championships will take to the skies above the Dalby Model Aero Club - Cecil Plains Road, Dalby. November 29 - December 1.
See flying models with wingspans of up to 3.2M performing at the hands of more than 65 competitors including top international pilots. Enjoy a 4 minute choreographed flight to music, aerobatic airshow and more! ✈️ ✈️ ✈️
wdrc.qld.gov.au/event/aerobatic-championships
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Upcoming Events
  1. 2019 IMAC Asia Pacific Regional Championships & 2019 ASAA National Championships

    November 29 - December 1
  2. MAAQ General Meeting

    February 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. MAAQ General Meeting

    May 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. TRACS- 50th Birthday Celebrations

    May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
  5. TRACS RC Aero Club- 50th Birthday Celebrations

    May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
  6. MAAQ AGM Annual General Meeting

    August 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. MAAQ General Meeting

    November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm