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Old May 22, 2012, 12:30 AM
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MAAA Alternative

It seems as though there is soon going to be a viable alternative to the MAAA and the state bodies currently affiliated with the MAAA. Whilst in no way criticising the work done by the MAAA and the state bodies I can not help but feel competition is a good thing.

It would seem as though the alternative body is providing the same insurance to members as the MAAA, but fees levied on a club member may be able to be halved. This will be a sizeable saving to a pensioner or junior member.

I am a member of a club in which some members, I am sure would like to stay with MAAA, whilst others (mainly single site recreational flyers) would like to take the savings.

I should like to know what other forum members think of the alternative and any thoughts on whether a club could run two affiliations, some members MAAA and some the alternative.
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I noticed that the Miniature Sports Aircraft Association (the first I've heard of them) have advertised in the most recent Radio Control Model News, is this whom you are referring to?
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Not sure what they call themselves. But I know they have put a lot of ground work in over the past few months and currently have a few hundred members.
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Old May 22, 2012, 02:33 AM
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Look at what they cover very carefully. No member of the club is covered if hit by another member ( unless it's changed )
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Look at what they cover very carefully. No member of the club is covered if hot by another member ( unless it's changed )
So we are covered for someone spilling tea over someone else
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Old May 22, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Insurance cover is identical to MAAA with same insurer.
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Isn't this the same guy from the southern cross rally?
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Old May 22, 2012, 03:48 AM
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It says that they are trying to do the smaller clubs a favour. Like the groups that meet up once a week for a fly etc. so you dont have all the hastles of a big club.
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Old May 22, 2012, 04:57 AM
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What's the fee structure ? I know there has been a marked reduction of the fee structure for the MAAA ,I cant see how they could offer any more of a reduction without reduction in coverage ?
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Insurance cover is identical to MAAA with same insurer.
It wasn't before.....

You won't be allowed to fly at any MAAA field
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Old May 22, 2012, 05:30 AM
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What's the fee structure ? I know there has been a marked reduction of the fee structure for the MAAA ,I cant see how they could offer any more of a reduction without reduction in coverage ?
Steve,

I didn't think the MAAA fees where just for insurance. What about the various admin costs, state and federal levels. And the extra they take from us to support comps OS and local. Correct me if I am wrong?

Stuart
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Old May 22, 2012, 05:42 AM
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Steve,

I didn't think the MAAA fees where just for insurance. What about the various admin costs, state and federal levels. And the extra they take from us to support comps OS and local. Correct me if I am wrong?

Stuart
ok consider yourself corrected.
Your paying insurance and your state affiliation how the funds for your affiliation is used is no different than how your taxes are used but to a much lesser degree
what your local club charges for admin cost does not go to the state or federal bodies
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It wasn't before.....

You won't be allowed to fly at any MAAA field
Well since the MAAA (as far as I know) doesn't own any clubs that shouldn't be a problem. I also don't see how the MAAA would have any legal right to tell a club they can't allow members who choose to be insured through the MSAA.
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Old May 22, 2012, 05:49 AM
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The MAAA is the recognised national authority by CASA, what he was saying is that they would not be recognized on an MAAA affiliated clubs field insured or not.
P.S. I assume the reverse would also be the case
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