The MAAA has asked that we publish the following information for our members:
As amended at the 2015 Council Conference.
MAAA would like to thank members who contribute by providing services for training and proficiency testing to maintaining and investing in our infrastructure.
Due to questions regarding another association, MAAA needs to clarify the position to our membership with regard to other associations and their members.
We are all proud of the entitlements which come with our MAAA membership:
The 2015 Biplane Day was held on Saturday 4th July, with the biplanes mixing it with the general flying most of the time, and a few minutes set aside, each hour, for some of the biplanes to have the air to themsleves.
9 biplane pilots were there, with 10 planes between them - perfect skies and hardly a breeze made for great flying conditions, and very few tricky moments. Ron Clark was flying his Beast - about 20cm span with built in stability control, but a handful to keep in sight! Col Buckley was flying his Nieuport, after it passed the heavy model inspection that morning. Doug Radford had his beautiful Tiger Moth and took 2nd place, Chris Jordan had a smaller Tiger Moth, Baz Campbell his Fokker VII, Tom Sparkes flew his Pitts and Stan Begg tore up the sky with his Ultimate for a well-deserved 3rd place, whilst Clive flew his ancient Panic Biplane.
It appears that Luskintyre has been postponed. If you were planning to go, I suggest checking with the organisers before you do.
Given the amount of rain that the WRCS field has been taking, the runway really isn't suitable for large planes and warbirds (and a lot of foot traffic would do damge to the field and pits too), so there is a good chance that our scale day will be postponed again. Dave Pound will check the field about a week before the event but, for the moment, if you are planning to attend scale day on 28th, please check with Dave or one of the organisers beforehand rather than assume it will run.
Just a reminder that the WRCS site has a basic level of public information that is visible to any visitor but, if you are a club member, you have a unique log-in that allows you access to the forums, marketplace, event reminders, member's articles, ramblings, details of discussions and decisions at club meetings (in the forums under club business) and much more.
At the moment, I'm looking at the site and there are only 2 other club members logged in, but nearly everyone can make their computer log them in automatically (by clicking the "remember me" box on the right hand side when they log in once). At the moment, at least half the club members haven't ever logged into the site, which means that they are missing a lot of information.
If you are having trouble logging in, please contact Ronny. He has emailed everyone a few times recently, so is easy to find.
We've just received the following from the MAAA:
Free Flight. Due to issues beyond our control, the Organising Committee of the 68th Nationals advise that the Free Flight segment of the Nationals is cancelled. This issue has nothing to do with the facility at Dalby or the Club, but is an Australian wide Free Flight issue which MAAA is working through with CASA to ensue safe skies for all.
We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and a full refund on any free flight fees will be made to those members who have submitted entry forms.