Membership Categories and Fees

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The Model Aeronautics Council of Ireland consists of its affiliated members and aeromodelling clubs around the country who also affiliated to MACI.

The standard form of membership is club membership where all the members of a club are affiliated annually with the club every March. Associate membership is where a person affiliates to MACI as an individual and not as a member of an affiliated club. This is normally where a person does not live near any club or for someone who wishes to encourage the sport in Ireland and support responsible aeromodelling by association with MACI. Both club and associated members have equal rights but associate members are not covered under the MACI insurance policy. Affiliated clubs have to right to send delegates to MACI Council meetings.

MACI have an umbrella insurance policy covering both public liability and member to member risks. All affiliated clubs and their members are covered under this policy. Associate members who hold a B achievement certificate are also covered under the policy.

Membership categories are divided into Senior, Junior, Family, Spouse/partner or Associate:

Senior a person over the age of 18 at time of affiliating or renewing
Junior a person under the age of 18 at time of affiliating or renewing
Family a person under the age of 18 sharing a common address with a parent who is a senior member of MACI. Family members will not get separate notifications or copies of FlightLines
Spouse/Partner the spouse or partner of a senior member and sharing a common address with a senior member of MACI. Spouse/partner members will not get separate notifications or copies of FlightLines
Associate a person who wishes to to encourage the sport in Ireland and support responsible aeromodelling by association with MACI without insurance cover

Fees for the year ending 31st March 2018:


Senior €70.00
Junior €15.00
Spouse/Partner €30.00
Family €15.00
Associate €20.00
Club Affiliation €40.00

For new members (or members renewing after 3 years lapsed membership) joining after the end of September, the fees for the remaining part of the year are:

Senior €35.00
Junior €10.00
Spouse/Partner €15.00
Family €10.00
Associate €10.00

For members (or renewing members after 3 years lapsed membership) joining after the end of December, the full year’s fee shall apply but will cover the period to the end of March of the following year, that is up to 15 months membership.