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Bacchus Marsh Model Aircraft

Association have spread their wings

and landed at a new Club facility an

hour outside Melbourne. The new

State Field located at 26A Brisbane

Ranges Road, Mount Wallace, will

provide members with first-class

facilities that can cater for all

modelling disciplines.

The Club, which was established

over 30 years ago has moved around

to various locations in Bacchus

Marsh. Due to having their previous

club sites on leased land, members

felt there was no certaintly that they

would be able to continue to fly if

they were ever asked to vacate.

Club President Michael Whelan

said with the Club coming from a

relatively small field, a new first-

class state field that features 80

acres of available flying space,

would not only provide the best

facilities to cater for multi-

discipline modellers but would

also allow them to welcome new


“The plan is to have a main 30x200m

runway north/south with a smaller

cross strip. The runway will be built

so water runoff can be achieved

with a mixture of grass and matting.

This will provide an all-weather

surface,” he said.

“There will be facilities for control

line and helicopters at the field

will not be restricted. A club house,

car parks, sprinkler system and

amenities will all be established.

“BMMAA is very grateful to the MAAA

and VMAA for their support and

commitment to the new field. I also

want to thank the Club Members

that supported the venture and

assisted to achieving the end state.

It’s been a long process, but the

future is looking bright for our

Club, Association Members and

most of all, the sport.”

Currently in the planning phase,

the new site is scheduled to be

developed in 2017, with the goal to

transform it into a premium State

Field over the next few years


Feet firmly planted

on new field