Scottish Aeromodellers Association

The Scottish Aeromodellers Association (SAA) was formed eighty years ago providing a non-profit Scottish body dedicated to the maintenance and support of the internationally recognised sport encompassing all model flying disciplines.

The SAA exists as an Association of Scottish Aeromodelling Clubs and provides a variety of services, events, competitions, and knowledge base for its members.

See below for some of the fascinating aspects of Aeromodelling in Scotland which you could enjoy by joining us at one of the Scottish clubs.

See the Club Finder for details of clubs near you.

a radio controlled biplane being flown against a background of a wheat field

Upcoming Events

  • Garnock Valley Splash-In: 4th - 5th May 10am
  • Burnhouse Helicopter Flying Group - Fly-in: 11th May
  • Cumbernauld MFC - Helicopter Fly-in: 8th June
  • Cumbernauld MFC - 24hr Fly-in: 22nd - 23rd June
  • Loch Earn Splash-in - SAA 80th Anniversary Event: 22nd - 23rd June
  • Angus MFC Fly-In and Party: 28th - 30th June
  • SAA 80th Anniversary Fly-In - hosted by Cumbernauld MFC: 6th - 7th July
  • Montrose MAC 80th Anniversary Fly-In: 27th - 28th July
  • BMFA / SAA Fly-In - hosted by Glenrothes AC: 4th - 5th August
  • Warbird event & Lew Weaver Trophy - hosted by Cumbernauld MFC: 11th August
  • Loch Insh Splash-In: 14th - 15th September 10am
  • Training and Testing - Cumbernauld MFC: 21st - 22nd September
  • Garnock Valley Splash-In: 28th - 29th September 10am
  • Training and Testing - Hamilton MFC: 5th - 6th October

Model Flying Disciplines

There are many types of model flying that you can try. Some of these are shown here.

As a beginner, you will learn to fly using a trainer plane, either glow fuel powered or electric. You can take part in the SAA Safety Achievement scheme to obtain your basic Bronze award which will then allow you to fly solo.

Once you are more experienced and competent, you can move on to Scale Models, or try your hand at Aerobatics.

Contact Us

If you need to get in touch with the SAA, you can fill in your details in the form below, and we'll get back to you.