MAAA Wingspan

ON THE coVER PRESIDENT’S REPORT The president of the MAAA gives an update on RPAS Registrations, CASA Regulation Part 149 and some major events on the aeromodelling calendar. BUILDING A B36 PEACEMAKER Step by step team process of scratch building the strategic US bomber. TAKING HIM UNDER THEIR WING How members of Tingalpa Aero Club embraced a budding pilot with an enthusiasm for flight. 14 PREVIEW: 71st MAAA national MODEL AIRCRAFT CHAMPIONSHIPS Pilots who attended last year’s 70th ‘Nats’ explain why it’s a ‘must do’ event for all aeromodellers. 16 BUILDING A B36 PEACEMAKER CLUB STORY: CURIOSITY FOR CONTROL LINE 08 18 Safety MATTERS: A timely reminder of the accident and incident process. HERITAGE STORY: FLYING HIGH Retired Qantas commercial pilot Iain McLeay enthuses about scratch building model aircraft. FLYING HIGH 12 03 06 08 12 CLUB STORY: INCREASING MEMBERSHIP IN WA We explore the continuing success of a WA club that has seen a surge in membership thanks to letting others ‘have a go’ at control line. 18 MANAGEMENT MATTERS: HOW TO RUN AN AEROMODELLING SCHOOL PROGRAM We interview chief flight instructor George Atkinson about teaching the next generation. 24