MAAA Wingspan

ON THE coVER PRESIDENT’S REPORT The President of the MAAA gives an update on negotiations with CASA. the golden era races All the buzz and excitement from the 2019 event. HERITAGE STORY: FOR THE LOVE OF FREE FLIGHT Craig Hemsworth tells us how he’s kept his feet on the ground with free flight. 20 YOUNG AEROMODELLERS FLY HIGH WITH CONTROL LINE! We talk to budding WA control line pilots about the unique thrills of the sport. 22 GOLDEN ERA RACES CLUB STORY: WMAC 06 28 Safety MATTERS: A timely reminder about safety to avoid injuries and damage to vehicles. MAAA 71st NATIONAL MODEL AIRCRAFT CHAMPIONSHIPS A successful and thrilling 71st ‘Nationals’ saw national and international world-class pilots soar over the skies of West Wyalong. 71ST NATIONALS 12 03 05 06 12 MEMBER STORY: MICHAL KOWALSKI Why Michal Kowalski is a passionate WRCS member and an advocate for OPENTX. 24 RENEW TODAY WITH THE MAAA Reasons for renewing your MAAA membership in 2019. 32