MAAA Wingspan

ON THE coVER PRESIDENT’S REPORT The president of the MAAA gives an update on the World Drone Conference, the Alice Springs Masters Games and a CASA Directive. feature story: dawn patrol Commemorating 100 years since Armistice Day. YOUNG AEROMODELLER DANIEL ARAPAKIS We speak to Dan and Dad Andrew Arapakis about the soaring heights that this aeromodeller continues to rise to, including his win at the 70th Nationals. 16 THE ALICE SPRINGS MASTERS GAMES Aeromodelling was recognised as a sport at the prestigious event held in the Red Centre. 18 FEATURE STORY: DAWN PATROL CLUB SUCCESS: PROUD FOUNDATIONS 08 22 Safety MATTERS: Why fingers and propellers don’t mix, the importance of being fire ready and why you should download the Emergency+ app today. HERITAGE STORY: 70 YEARS STRONG in the sport MAAA member Mal Pring looks back on his lifetime as an MAAA member. 70 YEARS STRONG 12 03 06 08 12 CLUB SUCCESS STORY: proud foundations We explore the ways the BMMAA have strived to embrace all types of aeromodellers on their new and developing field. 22 RECREATING A LEGEND FROM SCRATCH How a scratch builder is honouring the Smith Brothers’ legacy of the first England to Australia manned flight, by building a Vickers Vimy. 32