Welcome to the Model Aeronautics Council of Ireland (MACI) Website

Who are we?

Model Aeronautics Council of Ireland (MACI) is the governing body for Radio Controlled Model Aircraft flying in Ireland.

What is Radio Controlled Model Aircraft flying ?

Radio controlled model flying is a popular hobby enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. The basic idea is to pilot miniature aircraft using remote control devices, allowing the pilot to fly the aircraft and perform various maneuvers in the air. The aircraft can be made from a wide range of materials, including foam, plastic, wood, and even carbon fiber, and can range in size from just a few inches to several feet in length.

The hobby has evolved significantly over the years, with advancements in technology making it easier than ever to operate and control RC aircraft. For example, many modern RC planes and helicopters are equipped with gyroscopes, which help stabilize the aircraft in flight and make it easier to control. Drones have also become increasingly popular in recent years, offering pilots the ability to capture stunning aerial footage and explore the skies in ways that were once impossible.

RC flying can be enjoyed in a variety of settings, from indoor spaces such as gyms and sports halls to outdoor locations such as parks and fields. Some enthusiasts even build their own flying fields, complete with runways, hangars, and other amenities.

Overall, radio controlled model flying is a fun and rewarding hobby that offers a unique perspective on the world of aviation. Whether you’re interested in flying for fun or exploring new technologies and techniques, RC flying is a great way to get started.