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Due to the well publicized, ongoing Corona Virus concerns,

Westerville Model Aeronautics Association has decided that the best course of action for all

concerned is to cancel our Show and Swap Meet planned for this coming Saturday March 14, 2020.

There are no plans at this time to reschedule the event.

We will be in contact with all who had rented swap tables to arrange for refunds as soon as possible

We apologize for the lateness of this notice, but as the situation continued to evolve, felt this was the best course of action.

We hope to see everyone next year on Saturday March 13, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact me at:

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Westerville Model Aeronautics Association

We are a Radio Control Model Aircraft club located in the northern Columbus Ohio area.

The WMAA was founded in 1968 and is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and the International Miniature Aerobatic Club.

Our club’s objective, as stated in the by-laws, is “ promote and develop radio control aeromodelling as a hobby and recreational activity…”

The majority of WMAA members fly radio controlled (R/C) model airplanes.  Some fly R/C gliders (sailplanes), and R/C helicopters.  Glow-ignition and gasoline engines predominate, but with recent advances in motor, electronic speed control, and battery technology, electric-powered models are rapidly growing in popularity. Quadcoptersw and turbine jets are also flown.

Club officers are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Safety Officer, Newsletter Editor, and Webmaster.

Business meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  From May through September, the meetings are at Dinneen Field, and from October through April, at the First Presbyterian Church on College Ave. in Westerville.

Our monthly newsletter, The Center of Gravity, provides information on club events and activities and invites input from all members.

Dinneen Field

Our flying field is located at 5770 Africa Rd., 1/4 mile east of the Alum Creek Dam in Delaware County.

In 1987, the WMAA leased this ten-acre site from the US Army Corps of Engineers.  No public money is spent in this field.  We started  with an undeveloped parcel of land and have installed:

  • A 900-foot long grass runway.
  • Protective fencing.
  • Five concrete pad flying stations
  • A concrete paved pilot preparation area including workbenches and setup/engine starting stands.
  • A frequency control board with slots for each channel to hold pilots’ AMA cards.
  • A shelter house with several picnic tables.
  • A paved parking lot.
  • Secure equipment storage sheds.
  • A portable toilet.
  • A windsock and flagpole.
  • Extensive landscaping.

AMA and club rules are prominently posted.

As this field is public land, anyone with a valid AMA license can fly, whether they are a WMAA member or not.  However, considering the money, time, and effort that members have spent developing and maintaining this property, we feel it is only fair to encourage pilots who fly here to join the club. In fact, membership perks easily pay back the annual $50 regular, and $5 family member dues!

Club Events

A typical year will start on January 1st with our annual Freeze-Fly.  The club provides hot coffee and donuts, and the members bring their own ear-muffs and skis.  This is strictly a fun event.

In March, we hold our Annual Show at the Northland Performing Arts Center.  This is a major income-producing event for the club, and an opportunity for members and guests to showcase their latest models and to pick up some needed supplies.  A grand raffle typically offers a 50/50 cash first prize and a fully built trainer as second prize.

Other club events held in a typical year:

IMAC Challenge
Library Day
Pylon Races
Columbus Scale Classic
Fun Flys and cookouts

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