The SAAMBR club has a rich history as a  foundation club for the Model Aeronautical Association Queensland (MAAQ)  and is one of the largest clubs in Australia.

The inaugural club was formalised around the 1960’s as the Brisbane Aeronautical Radio Control Society (BARCS) and flew from a number of locations over the next 40 years most notably at Hickey Park (off Webster Rd, Stafford) and at a field off Rogan Rd (Taigum).

In the mid 90’s a new home for the club was made available by the late Sid Bray with a long-term lease for an area of his property at Griffin, what is now our Sid Bray field. With the move to the Pine Rivers area, the club also had a change of name to Pine Rivers Aero Modelers Society (PRAMS)

On 14 November 2009 the PRAMS club merged with the Wamuran Model Airplane Club and became Sports Aeromodellers Association Moreton Bay Region (SAAMBR) . This marked a new era for the club with the development of the Jim Gibson field as our future home.

What we do:

There are many different Social and
Flying activities.

SAAMBR members are involved across the wide range of different model aircraft flying activities.

Radio Control – which includes fixed wing (planes), Helicopters and Multirotor. And there are many types of competitive and social categories like:

  • Aerobatics
  • Racing
  • Scale models
  • Gliders

Control Line – (with a direct lines / link with the pilot). Which includes categories like:

  • Aerobatics
  • Racing
  • Scale models

Combat etc.

Getting started

Our Instructors will assist to get you up and flying quickly and safely

Come along when you are ready to get started flying and speak with our experienced instructors who will provide some advice on suitable aircraft and radio set up to suit your needs. Today’s equipment provides for a link with the instructor’s transmitter so you can get the hang of it with confidence.

The club runs regular Come n Try days where you can visit and try flying so keep an eye on our Calendar.