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Club Rules

Flying field is for DAC members and sponsored guests ONLY.

######     No MAAA Insurance == No Flying     ###### 

General public are welcome to watch and ask questions.

Safe Flying

A critical issue for all involved in model planes -- covering everything from model preparation to ground and radio procedures, in addition to flying skills.  This is a core theme for the club.

 

Club Rules

The "DAC Club Safety Rules and Operating Guidelines 2016" (v1.08) are available here and

the "DAC Constitution - Statement of Rules 2017" available here

 

Helicopter flying - At DAC we are a Fixed Wing (Plane / Glider) club.   Therefore all helicopter pilots must have minimum Bronze(P) first before allowed to fly helicopters. 

 

Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA) Rules

Summary of what is on the MAAA web site.

MOP056

Safe flying code

MOP041

Member Protection Policy

MOP057

Insurance Conditions

MOP014

General Model Rules

MOP055

Alcohol, Drugs and Medical Condition

MOP001

Accident reporting

 

Model Aircraft Airworthiness Check List

A checklist should help to ensure that your model is airworthy, click here to download.  However neither the checker nor DAC can be held responsible for undetected structural faults, design faults, radio faults, or interference or pilot error that may cause damage to the model or persons or property.

 

Flight Proficiency Rating

MAAA Bronze Wings and Gold Wings are awarded for demonstrated proficiency to specified levels in flying radio controlled model aircraft.  The guidelines for awarding of MAAA Flight Proficiency Scheme 'Wings' can be found here MOP027

Below table is a summary of what is on the MAAA web site.

 

MAAA Official Flight Instructors at DAC here

 MAAA Wings Rating

 (P)ower Wing

 (G)lider Wings

(H)elicopter Wings

(M)ultirotor Wings

 Bronze Wings

Minimum requirement

for flying models under 2.0Kg  solo at DAC

 

NOTE - There is a minimum model size requirement for the Bronze(P) test.  Please consult a DAC instructor for advice before purchasing any models.

 

Bronze(P) Wings

Typical model is a high wing trainer model, weight under 2Kg.

Bronze form MAAA-016

Trainee Pilot Logbook here

Principle of Flight here

DAC Examiners test sheet

 

Bronze(G) Wings

Model under 2Kg

Bronze form MAAA-018

 

Bronze(H) Wings

At DAC you must have Bronze(P) first before allowed to fly helicopters.

Model under 2Kg

Bronze form MAAA-020

9m Rule here

Bronze(M) Wings

At DAC you must have Bronze(P) first before allowed to fly multirotors.

Model under 2Kg

Bronze form MAAA-041

9m Rule here

 Silver Wings

Minimum requirement

for flying models under 7.0Kg  solo at DAC

 

Model flying weight over 2Kg.

 

Silver(P) Wings

Typical model is a high wing trainer model, weight over 2Kg.

Silver form MAAA-016

 

Silver(G) Wings

Model over 2Kg

Silver form MAAA-018

 

Silver(H) Wings

At DAC you must have Bronze(P) first before allowed to fly helicopters.

Model over 2Kg

Silver form MAAA-020

9m Rule here

Silver(M) Wings

At DAC you must have Bronze(P) first before allowed to fly multirotors.

Model over 2Kg

Silver form MAAA-041

 Gold Wings

Minimum requirement for flying at public displays

 

Model flying weight over 2Kg.

Gold(P) Wings

Model over 2Kg

Gold form MAAA-017

Example Manoeuvres here

 

Gold(G) Wings

Model over 2Kg

Gold form MAAA-019

Gold(H) Wings

Model over 2Kg

Gold form MAAA-021

Gold(M) Wings

Model over 2Kg

Gold form MAAA-042

MAAA Instructor

Proven knowledge in MAAA instructional training, Rules and Regulations

Instructor - Power

Gold(P) wings plus complete MAAA Instructor training.

Instructor - Glider

Gold(G) wings plus complete MAAA Instructor training.

Instructor - Helicopter

Gold(H) wings plus complete MAAA Instructor training.

Flight Instructor Manual

Check List

Model inspection check list prior to Test Flights.  Also  includes beginning of a flying session and before every flight

DAC model check list here

Also MAAA-014

MAAA-033

Also check MAAA website for form updates - click here

 

View from our Pattern Box looking east.  Note north (light) and south (post) flying boundary and Gate 1 (G1) for north & south end landing approaches.  Click on image for larger version.

 

*** 08 November, 2018 11:48 PM +1100 ***

Last updated 08 November, 2018

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