Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA) is the
governing body for aeromodelling in Australia and is
affiliated to the FAI through the Australian Sports
The Model Aeronautical Association of Queensland (MAAQ)
is the body delegated by the Model Aeronautical
Association of Australia (MAAA) to be responsible
for all aspects of model flying in Queensland.
The Association numbers over 2300 members, with more
than 59 affiliated clubs. It is also recognized as
the sole representative organization for the sport
in Queensland by the Federation Aeronautique
Internationale (FAI) which is the world wide
governing body for all forms of sporting aviation,
including model flying through (MAAA) and Australian
Sports Aviation Confederation.
The Australian Miniature Pylon Racing Association (AMPRA)
is a special interest group recognised by the Model
Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA), which
is the governing body for aeromodelling in
Australia. MAAA is affiliated to the Fédération
Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) through the
Australian Sports Aviation Confederation.
AMPRA was formed in 1975 and its objectives are to
promote pylon racing in Australia. The focus of the
organisation is for racing on a three-pylon course.
The organisation is headed by a Chairman and there
are members representing each State.
AMPRA provides a focal point for establishing rules
for the classes of racing that are flown in
Australia, and is accomplished via a Technical
Subcommittee to the MAAA. AMPRA also runs an
Championship event, which is held each year at a
relatively central location. The AMPRA Championship
is also used as part of the Australian Team
Selection for the F3D class. This team represents
Australia at the F3D World Championship event which
is held every two years.
Pylon racing is also conducted at the State level in
Australia, and information regarding these
organisations and their events can be accessed via
the links page on this website.