All members must have a MAAC number to apply for membership and
that number must be registered in our Member Data Base. If you are a new member and would like to apply for
membership as described below, please contact theto have your MAAC number registered in our
Although an application for membership will be accepted if the MAAC
number is not active, new membership cards will only be issued to members when their MAAC membership
is actived for the Membership year requested.
Application for Club membership will require acceptance of our Rules
Membership is for a calendar year, January 1st to December
All members must pay an annual membership fee, of which there are
A renewing Adult member's fee will
be reduced to $75 if paid (using the PayPal button at the end of the Application procedure or
check or cash received by the Treasurer) before February 1st.
New Adult members must pay a one time
initiation fee but their first year membership fee depends upon when in the year they join. Fees
are as follows:
join for the full year, $75 membership plus
join after July 1st, $50 membership plus
join after September 1st, $25 membership
plus $50 initiation
The Social Membership is to
accommodate those who, because of age or other reasons, don't fly but still enjoy the social aspects and
camaraderie of our club. This is a non-voting membership.
Associate Members are Astronomers who
don't participate in our Club, but visit our flying field at night for star viewing.
The process for both new and returning
Members includes the following steps:
complete (or review) your online membership data and make any
complete and submit the application form presented following the data
pay the fee (online, by mail, or in person); and
receive their membership card (and field gate key if requested) by mail
from the Club Treasurer.
To begin this process, please follow
the instructions on the Member Data Update page.
When the application process described above has been completed, the new member will be contacted
by the PDQ New Member Director to arrange a meeting:
to introduce you to our club, our airfield and safety rules, and to review general R/C field
to discuss training needs and, if required, coordinate a training program with the Club
for new Members who can already fly, to arrange for a flight check with one of our Instructors (an
informal observed flight to validate that the new member qualifies for their PDQ Wings without going
through the formal test procedure).
This process is called "Ground School" and it is a pre-requisite
to obtaining your PDQ Wings.
Regardless of flying skills, ALL new members require PDQ Club
certification before they are allowed to fly at our main field (indoor flying is excluded). The training
and certification procedures are described on our Training Program
The Importance of our
Some people feel that rules are
merely guidelines, to be rigorously followed only by the anal and not by free-thinking people like
themselves. If you are one of these, DON'T join our Club.
We have gone to some trouble to ensure
that our Rules are reasonable and ALL have one of three objects in mind:
Our Application Form requires that you have read and agree to abide
by our Rules (which you can find here). All members should take the trouble to
alert another member who seems unaware of one of our Rules but repeated or intentional infractions are
dealt with by our Executive Committee.
The total cost of all the Insurance
Policies our Club carries at MAAC is about $120,000, of which approximately $84,000 is for the
members general liability policy. The deductible for each incident is $5,000. MAAC absorbs $4,500
of the deductible (self insures.) The remaining $500 comes from the member involved ($250) and the club
involved ($250.) If someone from another club has an accident, then he is responsible for the $500
deductible. If an accident occurs at a Sanctioned Event then the club and the individual involved split the