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For 75 years the MAAA has been

Australia’s largest flying organisation

and our goal is to give our members

the best possible flying experience,

whether they be a novice, enthusiast

or a highly experienced pilot. Training

and skill development meansmore

fun and greater enjoyment, keeping

the skies safe and injury free, so

that moremodellers can enjoy the

adrenalin rush and camaraderie that

this sport provides.

At the 2012 MAAA Council Conference,

a standard system for training

MAAA instructors was developed

and demonstrated by ANSW. With

MAAA funding, demonstrations of

the system then took place in South

Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

Each state association was invited to

send current instructors, prospective

instructors and state chief flying

instructors- with invitations extended

to include other state associations. In

a joint agreement, the MAAA covered

the cost of the airfares for those

attending from interstate, as well

as the host association providing

accommodation and transport.

Having experienced the training

systemand its concept of ‘Train

the Trainer’, the state associations

were requested to either adopt the

systemas it stood or modify it to suit

the individual requirements of each

state-but retain the Train the Trainer


MASA over time developed the system

into a compact and useful tool for

training instructors and by adopting

electronics, have been able to produce

a system that can be used with


MASA was also requested to assist

with training of instructors in Hobart

and Launceston in 2016, which proved

to be very helpful, successful and

beneficial to all who attended.

MAAQ is currently looking at sending

two of their instructors to South

Australia in February for a refresher

course in the MASA system.

Moving forward with our training

and skill development, the MAAA has

embarked on a project of producing

the first of several animated

presentations for ‘Wings’ with the

release of an online animated video

for Bronze and Sliver Wings for fixed

wingmodels, coming in March 2017.

We want our pilots to get more out

of this exciting and thrilling sport.

The MAAA will continue to ensure

members have access to world-class

instructors, training and advice to

become the best they can be at flying

their chosen aircraft. From the MAAA’s

Wings programand one-on-one

mentoring, to our comprehensive

pilot and instructor training programs,

you can learn to fly quickly and

safely, in a controlled and supportive


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