Welcome to the Belconnen Model Aero Club (Inc)

Belconnen Model Aero Club News

For the latest BMAC news go to the BMAC News page.

Our Club

The Belconnen Model Aero Club, an Incorporated Association,  fosters all forms of aeromodelling and our membership is open to all.

Our members support and participate in most  forms of aeromodelling including, sport RC, aerobatics (also known as  pattern), old-timer, electric and scale, helicopter to some of the less commonly known branches of the hobby.

Our Flying Field

Our main field is known as the Crace Grasslands Nature Reserve Flying Field and describes both the location and the environmental aspects of the site.  Our field  encapsulates why Canberra is known as the Bush Capital. Looking straight out from the flight line the pilot is confronted by 200 acres of undulating hills cloaked in native grasses while in the distance the landing strip is bisected by a view of  Black Mountain Nature Reserve and the spectacular Telstra tower. Looking left from the flight line is the attractive Crace Hill with its trigonometric  station, which marks the eastern approach to runway.

The club’s Crace Grasslands Nature Reserve Flying Field is authorized by CASA Instrument # RPAS-2017-9869 for:

  • the operation of model aircraft up to 400 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) , and
  • the use of the BMAC field to conduct model flying displays.
BMAC’s Float Plane Flying Site
The club’s Float Plane flying site is located adjacent to the lake Ginninderra boat ramp off  Diddams Close, Belconnen.   Access to Diddams Close is via the West bound lane of Ginninderra Drive.

The club’s Lake Ginninderra Float Plane  Flying site is authorised by the MAAA as a BMAC affiliated flying field for the operation of model aircraft up to 400 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).

Before operating models from the Lake Ginninderra flying site you must familiarise yourself with:

BMAC Safe Flying Procedure (SFP)
Float Flying Policy and Procedure – Lake Ginninderra

Club Facilities

The Crace Grasslands field has a well appointed clubhouse with library, BBQ and  a sheltered veranda that keeps our members and visitors comfortable year round as they observe the proceedings in the pits area and on the flight line.


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Fostering aero-modelling in the Belconnen region, Canberra