General Information about the club

The Latrobe Valley Model Aero Club is an incorporated club that was formed in 1972 and has approximately 60 members living in the area from Pakenham to Rosedale. Most of our club members are into general sports flying although some club members do specialise in other forms of model aircraft such as Gliding, Scale, Mammoth Scale, Old Timer, indoor flying & Helicopters.

Meetings - The club has monthly meetings at the Latrobe Regional Airport on the 1st Wednesday of the every month starting at 8.00pm . (LVAC Clubrooms)

Flydays - The Official Monthly club flydays are at Lake Narracan on the Sunday after the 1st Wednesday, however members may be found flying at any of the club Flying Sites at any time and in any weather.

We also have Indoor Flying at the Traralgon Grey Street Hall on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of eah month from 2.00pm until 5.00pm at the cost of $10.00 per flyer.

NOTE :There is no model flying and no use of electric winches for gliders at any of the club sites on days of TOTAL FIREBAN. All of the LVMAC flying Sites are in the West and South Gippsland Fire Ban District!

Weekday flying is at Lake Narracan on Thursday mornings 9.00am - 1.00pm. The Warragul fliers try to fly on Wednesday and Saturday mornings 8.30am - 12.00pm if the weather is suitable

Safety - The club has a very good safety record and rules apply at all our flying sites. All engines must have mufflers to keep the noise levels down. No one should ever fly alone. It is very easy to have an accident with a spinning prop, come across a snake or worse and because our sites are isolated, help is not at hand unless you take someone with you. Suitable clothing should be worn to protect yourself when walking in the long grass and the Slip, Slop, Slap rule should always apply on hot, sunny days.

New Pilots are not permitted to fly SOLO until they have passed the Bronze Wings test or the Foamy SOLO test and the use of restraints on all models, to stop a model moving forward, is a club rule.

Visitors - We are quite happy for visitors to fly at our club sites provided they are members of a VMAA or MAAA affiliated club and arrange it with our Club Secretary if they are not with a club member.