PORT LINCOLN MODEL AEROSPORT CLUB
Based 16km west of Port Lincoln, South Australia on the highway to Coffin Bay, Our normal flying day is Saturday commencing around 10am all year round.
Come And Join Us On Saturday And Have Some Fun
Are you looking for something to do this Saturday? Call Jeff today at 0427320057 if you would like to have a go.
Welcome to Port Lincoln Model Aerosport Club
The Port Lincoln Model Flying Group was officially formed in 1975 by twelve aero-model devotees. The Club leased land opposite the Louth Bay turn off where flying was conducted on Saturdays at 2pm. A number of members were flying control line models, which can only fly in circles, controlled by the pilot at the other end of two strong wires.
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Fun For All the family
Camping at Field or Motels,Caravan Parks etc. in Port Lincoln BBQ Lunch and Drinks available each weekend
Open to all current MAAA Pilots
Our Club Has been Running For Over 40 Years
However it was not until the 1930s that organised modelling groups appeared. Two rival groups formed in NSW, the MAA.
Model Aeroplane Association of Australia in 1930 and the MFC, Model Flying Club of Australia in 1931.
The two groups merged in 1947 to become the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia or MAAA.
The MAAA are the only national body in Australia recognised by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority as a model aviation Recreational Aviation Administrative Organisation.
Flying model aircraft is now recognised as a sport by the Australian Government, through the Australian Sports Commission.
FIRST NATIONAL COMPETITION
The competition was actually called the Grand International Model Aeroplane Championships and included indoor and outdoor Free Flight models only, a total of five events. It was hoped that model flyers from the UK and USA would come to the competition however it ended up being only Australian’s and New Zealander’s who attended.
World War 2 prevented any further flying competitions from occurring due to ban on model flying during the war, so as such, no competitions were held between 1939 and 1947.