A Brief History of the Club and Membership Fees
Riverland Model Aero Club was formed in 1970 by five model aero flyers. In those days mainly control line was flown on what was known as the “village green”. This is where the Loxton cross of sacrifice now stands. In 1973, Radio control arrived on the scene. 1975/76 saw us, as a club, host the Australian Nationals (still one of the most popular ever held.) We still host some events for the nationals to this day. The club has done from strength to strength over the years with our own leased flying field, clubrooms and one of the best flying areas in the state! The club is affiliated with AMAS, and all members need to supply proof of liability insurance. Club Executive will assist anyone through this process.
Tuition and training are available using the club trainer using a dual radio system and an up-to-date aircraft system.
Our field is situated on the Western side the Loxton North Oval with entrance from the Northern end. We fly Sunday’s from 10AM to late in the day (weather permitting). Types of aircraft flying are Glider, Electric Glider, Sport, Scale, Small Electric and Control Line.
Model Flying can be a challenge but once mastered cannot be beaten! (then again we may be biased.) We have some members in our club with over fifty years experience, so they know a thing or two about models.
Come out for a look or a fly, and you will be made most welcome!
Note: Keep watching for more history and anecdotes, like the big cross-country glider marathon in the 70's, and the time a nice plane was launched without switching it on, and many other amusing stories that collect in all clubs.
The following fees are for club membership only. Members are required to insure themselves with a recognised RC Insurance Policy such as those provided by AMAS, MSAA or MAAA. Proof of currency of insurance may be requested by the committee.
For reference, annual adult cost of AMAS is currently $66.00, and application can be made from their website.
RMAC Fees as from July 2017 as determined at the AGM are as follows:
Full Adult RMAC member: $100.00
Full Junior RMAC member (under 17 yrs) $50.00
If joining after Dec 31, one half of the above fees apply.