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 recognised as the sole representative organisation 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.


The QLD Turbine Flyers are ripping it up at Casino this weekend 👊✈ ...

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The MAAQ AGM is coming up on 25 August. This is when we elect the committee for the forthcoming year. This year we want to make a few changes to the structure of the committee. The attached video explains what we are trying to achieve. Encourage your club to be represented at the meeting (invites and agenda's have been sent to all club secretaries) and if you are interested in volunteering to help out on the committee or one of the other roles please get in touch.

Michael Hobson
MAAQ President

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A little over 3 weeks until the Tingalpa Model Aero Club's EDF DayReminder about the EDF Day in August at Porter Field ...

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The early guard have arrived at the Dalby Model Aero Club in advance of this weekend's Queensland Precision Aerobatics competition. Phil Spence(pictured) has even traveled from Canberra. If your in the Dalby area over the weekend why not pop is and have a look. ...

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