Whiteman Park , Western Australia
"Proving you don't have to be the biggest to be the best"
Thunderbirds MAC started as an informal group of aeromodellers in the late 1960's, and they were interested in the then new form of aeromodelling known as Radio Control. Flying sites at that time were many, varied, and usually a long drive into the countryside. The decision was taken to find a more permanent site closer to the city. In 1971, the club became a member of Aeromodellers WA. The club's flying site alternated between Castledare and Clontarf, and then eventually settling in Hertha Road (now Civic Place) Stirling, during 1973. The club expanded and became the largest club in WA by the early 1980's. Unfortunately, the site was lost in 1984 due to the construction of the Mitchell Freeway. The club restarted in 1993 when Thunderbirds MAC became a member of the WA Model Aircraft Sports Centre.
With the facility being open seven days a week, Tuesday and Friday are popular. Working members tend to favour Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Once a year the club members have a get together for a fun afternoon of flying and the club provides the meat and sausages for the evening BBQ.
Club meetings are held bi-monthly in January, March, May, July (AGM), September, and November. These are usually fairly informal as member's interests are in flying models, not attending meetings!
The History of the Thunderbirds. (1.1 MB)
Membership Application Form
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