The Club is presently located approximately 16km west of Port Lincoln on the highway to Coffin Bay.  The entrance gate is on the left about 1km past West Coast Funerals.  (If you reach the Coomunga rail crossing on the highway you have gone too far!)  Follow the signs and clearly defined track through two gates and over the railway line to our visitors parking area.

Our normal flying day is Saturday commencing around 10am all year round. (weather permitting)  A number of members also fly on Sundays as well.  Every second Saturday sees a BBQ conducted for a nominal cost.

History of Model Areoplanes

First Started

Aeromodelling started in Australia in the early 1900s following the invention of the aeroplane 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 first national competition was held in 1938 and was organised as entertainment to coincide with Australia’s 150th Anniversary. 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.

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