Mannequin Membership celebrates anniversary –


John Johnstone, 79, of Kingroy, with a diesel-powered “Child Buzzard”

September 19, 2022

The Kingaroy Aero Modellers Society (KAMS) on Sunday celebrated the seventy fifth anniversary of the Mannequin Aeronautical Affiliation of Australia with a social fly-in and barbecue.

Native union members and guests gathered on the Invoice and Mary McLennan Mannequin Airfield in Booie for a household lunch.

It was additionally an event for the not-for-profit affiliation, established in 1983, to carry its annual common assembly.

Elected unopposed had been Chairman John Field, Vice President Darryl Dove, Safety Officer Mark Brazier, Coaching and Analysis Officer Leister Janetsky and Treasurer/Upkeep Staff Chief Dennis Hansen.

The oldest member current that day was 79-year-old John Johnstone of Kingroy, who advised that he had been constructing mannequin plane for “60-odd” years.

“It has been a lifetime ardour,” he mentioned.

On Sunday, John was flying a “Child Buzzard” mannequin plane, powered by a small diesel motor operating on an ether/caster oil/kerosene combination.

To show the purpose that sport is for the younger and the younger, the youngest member of KAMS is simply 17 years outdated.

President John Field additionally began taking part in at an early age, flying management line plane in Maryborough, on the age of 13.

KAMS at the moment has 18 senior members.

Vice President Darryl Dove, Safety Officer Mark Brazier, Coaching and Analysis Officer Leister Zenetzki, President John Field and Treasurer/Upkeep Staff Chief Dennis Hansen had been re-elected unopposed (Photograph: KAMS)


Salient Options of the President’s Report

  • Lister Janetsky authenticates Darryl Dove with silver feathers and Mark Brazier with gold feathers
  • After two postponements – because of COVID, rain and moist situations – the Queensland Precision Aerobatic Group visited and held a contest on 27–28 August.
  • Love grass and broad leaf weeds are being faraway from the pit space.
  • KAMS receives MAAA membership support grant to interchange two-stroke whipper sniper and blower with battery-operated Stihl models
  • As a result of elevated use of battery charging services throughout flight days, the capability of the photo voltaic panels has been elevated with two extra panels put in and related switching tools.
  • The entry highway to the bottom turned impassable on a number of events because of the ongoing moist climate. Flying turned a facet occasion, whereas membership members turned to highway development. Dennis Hansen organized the gravel and Lister Janetsky unfold and leveled the gravel along with his tractor.
  • The membership plans to host different occasions for the SCAF Warbirds in addition to MAAQ flying teams on 22–23 October.
KAMS President John Field … along with his high-low management line stunt aircraft in Maryborough at age 18 and nonetheless flying on Sunday
Terry Roberts, from Atherton, and Gary Jordan, Burnett Heads, with Gary’s Electrical-Powered Xtra MX
The Pink Baron (2022 type) takes off on the Booie runway

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