Milroy field, Cowra MAC's new flying site looking nice and green in May 2007
Who we are and where we fly
Although there was earlier aeromodelling activity in cowra, The Cowra Model Aircraft Club was formed in 1984 by a group of local model plane enthusiasts
and continues with about 20 members who fly all types of model aircraft. We are affiliated with the Model Aircraft Association of Australia (MAAA) though
Miniature Aero Sports NSW (MAS) For more information on these organisations check out their websites.
The club now flies about 25 km out of Cowra on the Canowindra Rd. on a property called "Milroy".
The picturesque 30 acre site is quite flat with some medium sized gum trees scattered around the edges. Hopefully these are not the plane-eating
type but time will tell. We have a small shed with water and other necessary facilities and a shade cloth sun shelter. All in all, an excellent flying site.
The images below show how to find us.You can either download either a conventional map OR an Andy Luckett original 'mud map' pdf file by clicking
Members fly a diverse range of aircraft from simple ARF trainers, sports models, scale models, foamies, electric gliders, quadcopters, and FPV types.
Even the older style diesel engine control line and free flight models get an airing. The club also welcomes social members and visitors to the area.
We fly most Sunday afternoons though in the winter we tend to fly earlier and in summer later, to avoid the heat. We are also encouraging a mid week
flying day for those members who are retired or have some spare time. The idea is whenever you want to fly you have a quick phone around and line
somebody to go out with you (its always better to have two people from a safety point of view).
Each year we run an “Oily Hand Diesel Day” (a nostalga event for those who love traditional modelling and the smell of ether and kero) and SPARKES
for all kinds of electric models.
(check dates of these events)
So far all events have been well supported. Club members try to support events held at other clubs.
Beginners are well catered for as the club has two qualified Instructors that teach to the MAS program.
All instruction these days takes place using a dual control “buddy box” system which allows the instructor to take control of the aircraft almost instantly should the beginner get into trouble. This results in very few crashes in the training phase. A lone learner is very likely to bend several planes before mastering the art and the membership fee is quickly repaid if the learner does not damage any aircraft. The club membership also provides $50M insurance against damaging other people and their property which is very valuable in these litigious times.
For more information contact Andy Luckett (02) 6342 3054, Ian Cole (02) 6342 4162 or email the Webmaster