The 2023/24 Committee are committed to ensure we serve our clubs to the highest possible standard for a volunteer organisation. We have detailed our committee structure below with contact information, brief job descriptions as well as functional responsibilities to help you identify who is the right person to talk to.
Postal Address: PO Box 4761, Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113
All of this information is buried in By-Laws, Constitutions and laws, however, lets explain it in more simpler terms using the diagram above, from the bottom up…
- All of the (MAAA) aeromodelling clubs in each state are represented by an MAAA State Organisation
- Each State Organisation has an Executive (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.) who represent their clubs through to the MAAA (these same people are often Presidents and Secretaries of their home clubs as well).
- Nominated Executives of the State Organisations (typically the President) represent the needs of the State, and their state’s clubs, on the MAAA Executive Council. The same decisions made by the MAAA Executive Council affect Australian Aeromodelling … why?
- The MAAA Executive (that is the President, Vice President, Secretary, etc. of the MAAA), while complying with the MAAA Constitution and By-Laws, are largely required to follow the decisions made by the MAAA Executive Council.
- The MAAA report to the Air Sport Australia Confederation which is an Australian body who represent all different types of Air Sports (each one called Commissions) beyond that of just aeromodelling such as ballooning, gliding (manned), hang gliding and para gliding, microlights and paramotors and parachuting. Aeromodelling in Australia (MAAA) report through to the Aero Modelling Commission (CIAM) within ASAC.
- This is where the governance model now goes overseas in that ASAC report to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). FAI are a global body for aeronautics similar to that of ASAC and are divided into much the same ‘Commissions’ structure.
- The one thing we have left out of the explanation is CASA. CASA is Australia’s air space regulator. Australian law gives them the legal right to enforce the laws around pretty much anything that gets off the ground and the MAAA, as a Aviation Organisation is registered as representing that field.