MMAC Scale day

Sunday, 21 July 2019, Maritzburg Model Aircraft Club hosted the 2019 edition if the annual Scale Day. The day was a perfect winter’s day with clear blue skies. This made it a winning combination with fantastic radio control flying. 
Aircraft that participated ranged from Fighter Jets, Helicopter with bambe bucket, WW1 & WW2 aircraft, Civilian aircraft, Aerobatic Aircraft and a Glider!

Pilot briefing commenced at 08h30 with a nice turn out of pilots. All factors needed to make this a good and fun filled day was in place and the day turned out spectacular with some stunning flying.

A big Well Done to all the pilots for their fantastic displays and to MMAC for making Scale Day 2019 a Good One.  Food was proved in the food tent which was well attended by all on the day Well Done! 

Aircraft and Pilots

John Dorse
1/5 Boeing P26 Peashooter

Rhys and Ryan Mason
1/8 Puma
1942 Stuka

Dean Halley
1/5 FW190 30cc
J3 Piper Cub 30cc
ASH 25 Glider

Clive McInnes
1/4 Fokker DR1
Yak 11

Leon Coetzee – flown by Jason Barker
Beechcraft T6 Texan II
Lavochkin LA-7
1/7 Junkers 87B Stuka

1/4 Nieuport 28
Built by Neil Allen in 1986 and flown by Neil on the 2019 scale day.

Johan De Lange
1/5 Nieuport 11 (1915)
Dalotel MD 165
1/12 L39 Albatross

Andrew Marshall
Extra 300SC

Richard Steel – Flown by Mark Savage
P40 Warhawk

Mark Savage
Mitsubishi Raiden

Ian Drennan
Ventus 2C

Eric Bell
1/7 Eurofighter
Extra 330
1/6 Hunter

Trevor Dickinson
1/7 Spitfire Mk9

Allan Sneedon
1/4 Clipped wing cub. 120cc

Craig Lipsett
Habu edf jet

About Maritzburg Model Aircraft Club

The club has been in existence for about 60 years; the previous site was at the old Oribi airport and has been at the current site for 36 years.

The current chairman is Johan De Lange who has been chairman for the last 5 years. The club has 60 paid up members.

Flying takes place normally on Wednesdays, Saturday and Sundays. This is a very social club and regularly hosts a “bring and braai” days on the first and last Wednesday of the month.

The airfield has two tar runways with a very large area either side which is mowed and has a very long run off area. This serves as a grass runway in 2 directions. The club has an awesome view of the surrounding area. There is a makeshift toilet, but the club does not have running water but can make a plan if water is required.

All sorts of aircraft are flown at the club. The airfield is also used occasionally for large scale aerobatics. Day visitors are allowed as long as they are fully paid up SAMAA members.  

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