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The Scale Aviators  (2020)

The Scale  Aviators Flying Model Aircraft facility Canberra Australian National Capital.

The Willie Emmett  flying field is located in the Naas Valley  in an area just south of Canberra in the Australian National Territory.

  • The Willie Emmett field is a meeting place for enthusiasts to participate in the enjoyment of flying and displaying examples of scale remote control aircraft.

  • The  location is ideal for both small and large scale examples of Aeromodelleing and scale aviation.    

  • This location has hosted over 28 national events and attracted Aeromodellers from all over Australia.

  • The Scale Aviators is an Aeromodellers NSW (ANSW) affiliated MAAA club.


 

The field “ The Willie Emmett Model Flying Field” was named after a prominent Canberra aeromodeller Willie Emmett.

Facilities Available

The flying field is located about 7 kms south of the Namadgi visiter center just out side of Tharwa. The field is within a natural valley  that allows the model aircraft to fly under a CASA instrument of approval to a height of 1800 above ground Level (AGL).  
The field has been  cleared of any obstructions and is  predominantly extremely  flat.
The setting is within the Namadji national park and provided a wonderful experience for our members and guests.
Camping is available at the field and is an enjoyable experience with the facilities . 

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Mission  Statement

Our Mission as The Scale Aviators model aircraft club  is to develop a valuable positive social organisation of modelers to promote the building and flying of radio controlled model aircraft.

 

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Values:

  • Maintain a safe flying site for the flying of model aircraft.

  • Secure appropriate insurance for the club and its members through association with the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia  (MAAA).

  • Share education, experience, and 
    information regarding full size and 
    model aviation.

  • Promote more 
    interest in model aviation in our 
    community.

  • Develop, Organize and promote 
    flying events  and the facilities for the enjoyment of those that participate.  

  • Maintain a website for club 
    information as well as forums for discussing and  recording valuable   knowledge for the benefit of Aeromodellers in general. 
     

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Flying Field

The main location provides a large unobstructed flat flying field that is also ideal for WW1 aircraft as taking  of is not limited to the runway direction. 

Let’s Get Together

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Catering

Breakfast lunch and dinner

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U Up and Comming Events 

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Upcoming Events

  • The Scale Aviators Christmas in July 21-23 2023
    21 July, 8:30 am – 23 July, 5:00 pm
    Tharwa, Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    For MAAA members and invited Guests. We are looking forward to catching up and flying some aircraft with a Christmas theme, or just anything. If the sun is out it can be very nice in winter in Canberra. Plenty of under cover and heating if we get weathered in.
  • Wind in the wires before it turns to ice Fly-In.
    31 Mar, 8:30 am – 02 Apr, 7:00 pm
    Tharwa, Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    Great time of the year for a Model Aircraft Event. The theme is if it fly's it is welcome, However if you have a Tiger Moth, Cub or an AG style aircraft you must bring it...
  • Magnificent Men and Women and their Flying Machines (January 20-23 2023)
    20 Jan, 9:00 am – 23 Jan, 5:00 pm
    Tennent, Unnamed Road, Tennent ACT 2620, Australia
    First Scale Aviators event for 2023. Willie Emmitt Flying field Canberra ACT The event is to get together again after so much rain. MAAA pilots and any aircraft are welcome. The basic theme is open cockpit and wind in the wires, you are as always welcome to bring any aircraft type.
  • The Scale Aviators Christmas In July  22 -24
    22 July 2022, 9:30 am – 24 July 2022, 4:00 pm
    Tharwa, Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    The Scale Aviators Christmas In July 22-24 July 2022 Christmas in July 22-24 July 2022 @ The Scale Aviators, Willie Emmett Field, Naas Rd Tharwa. We are looking forward to catching up and flying some aircraft with a Christmas them, or just anything..
  • For the love of Aeromodelling "The Scale Aviators" Fly-In  25-27 Feb 2022
    25 Feb 2022, 10:00 am – 27 Feb 2022, 5:00 pm
    Tharwa, Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    “The Scale Aviators” Fly-In (25-26-27 February 2022) @ The Scale Aviators, Willie Emmett Field, Naas Rd Tharwa. We are looking forward to catching up and flying whatever you wish to bring.
  • The Scale Aviators Christmas In December  3-5 December 2021
    03 Dec 2021, 10:00 am AEDT – 05 Dec 2021, 5:00 pm AEDT
    Tharwa, Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    Christmas in December (3-5 December 2021) @ The Scale Aviators, Willie Emmett Field, Naas Rd Tharwa. We are looking forward to catching up and flying some aircraft with a Christmas theme. or just anything..
  • Canberra Aerotow 2021 " It is on again"
    28 May 2021, 9:20 am – 30 May 2021, 4:20 pm
    Tharwa, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    Join us, Come and learn how to Aerotow , soar in the beautiful valley or share quality time with mates….. and help with the regional Bushfire/Flooding recovery ! Located at the Scale Aviators field in the Namadgi National Park (20 min S.E. of Canberra just South of Tharwa on the NAAS Road).
  • Piper Cubs and Wind in the Wires Fly In 16 April 2021
    Fri, 16 Apr
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    16 Apr 2021, 10:00 am – 18 Apr 2021, 4:00 pm
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    Piper Cubs (any High wing aircraft) and Wing in the Wires ( any bips like Tiger Moths or WW1 etc.) or just bring anything. Predominantly Large models, plenty of flying, great friends and food.
  • For the love of Aeromodelling "The Scale Aviators"
    20 Nov 2020, 9:30 am AEDT – 22 Nov 2020, 4:30 pm AEDT
    Canberra, Canberra ACT, Australia
    Its time again to get together and fly and have fun. Three days of flying and dinning. Any aircraft type is welcome
  • The Scale Aviators Invitational 9-11 October 2020
    09 Oct 2020, 9:30 am AEDT – 11 Oct 2020, 4:30 pm AEDT
    Tharwa, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    Come and experience the great field, atmosphere and food. Home made Pizza, roast dinner and more
  • Large Scale Air racing (Cancelled due to weather )
    01 Nov 2019, 9:00 am – 03 Nov 2019, 3:00 pm
    Tharwa Canberra A.C.T, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
    Canceled due to anticipated bad weather

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