When MAAA carried out a safety review several years ago, the distances in which model helicopters and fixed wing F3D models were operating from the pilots, was identified as an area of high risk. Consequently a nine metre safety distance was a imposed as a requirement within the MAAA MOPs, MOP014 General Rules and Guidelines for the Operation of Model Aircraft Paragraphs 6.4 and 6.5.
Following the recent tragedies, and as a timely reminder, the Helicopter Subcommittee have produced the attached 'flyer'. It is requested that through the State Associations, the Safety Reminder is distributed to your clubs for information by way of printing the 'flyer' and placing it on club notice boards as well as including it in newsletters where possible.
MAAA would like to thank the State Associations and Clubs for their support with this.