WRITTEN BY DAVID LONDIN
The Miniature Aircraft Association of Westchester (MAAW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and flying radio-controlled aircraft. If you’re considering entering the hobby, we certainly encourage you to attend one of our club meetings or to visit us at the MAAW field to see first hand what “flying R/C” is all about. MAAW is an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered club. For insurance purposes, all MAAW members are also required to be active members in the AMA. Our current membership consists of individuals from virtually every geographical area of Westchester. Our diverse membership represents a wide variety of backgrounds, professions, and ages. MAAW membership is open to all residents of Westchester County. Proof of residency and a current AMA membership are required prior to joining and at the time of each membership renewal. Application forms for both AMA and MAAW memberships can be obtained from the MAAW membership director, Fred Penichet, or by printing them here. Adobe Reader will be needed to print all the forms, newsletters and files from this web page.
MAAW has two classes of membership based on age. Senior members are all members 16 years of age and older. Junior members are club members under 16 years of age. Senior dues are $75.00 per year. Junior dues are $15.00 per year. There is also a one-time Initiation fee of $25.00 for new senior members. If you are accepted as a club member you will be given membership pin stickers with your Name and AMA number and the year of membership. Mounted on a clip, you will use this sticker at the field when you fly and you will also need this sticker to enter the park at reduced rates during the season. Certification by a club Instructor or Officer is necessary for you to fly without supervision. All new Senior (Solo) Pilots are under an initial one-year probationary period. If you have questions, you can email our membership director at email@example.com or come to a meeting.
Club meetings cover a wide range of aviation topics, demonstrations, and guest speakers and are held monthly, on the third Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. either at the United Valhalla Methodist Church which is located at 200 Columbus Avenue Valhalla (September through April) or at the field (May through August- weather permitting). For Directions to the club meeting and to the flying field see the direction link. You can email our president by clicking here.