Council Vacancies


The council has the following posts to be filled:


Assistant Secretary:

Required to assist the secretary with meeting minutes and general admin.


Airtime Editor:

Required to produce our AirTime magazine which showcases what our members are up to.


CD Representative:

Essential to co-ordinate all competitions held by the SAA.



Required to post website updates as and when required to help keep the membership informed.



It is important that all vacancies are filled in order that the council can work quickly and effectively in order to ensure that R/C flying is safe and enjoyable for all members and that we fulfil our legal obligations.


The SAA can only exist if we have members that are willing to help. If you think you can help your fellow members, please contact any member of Council.


The SAA needs you!


Steve McDonald

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SAA Insurance


Point raised at AGM on insurance regarding cover and excess


I have spoken with Tysers Insurance brokers regarding the insurance policy and the excess and can clarify the following:


1. The insurance cover is the same for the SAA, LMA and BMFA in terms of flying.


2. The BMFA do not have an excess like we do, as they themselves deal with and settle all of the smaller claims without the involvement of the insurance company. This is done in what is called a franchise basis, and just to be clear, although the SAA have an excess, currently £500, this is covered by the SAA, members who are the subject of a claim do not have to pay anything in addition to their membership fees.




The Scottish Aeromodellers Association provides insurance as part of your membership. 


Insurance 2022

We are happy to report that we have again secured Insurance cover with Tysers and it is in place for everyone in the SAA to be insured for 2022. 


   Full policy details are now available to view on the webpage:




Quick Start Guide: What about insurance cover ?


“Members should be aware that most insurance policies are limited to cover ‘lawful activities’ and therefore the best way to ensure certainty of cover is to comply with the CAA’s registration & competency requirements if you operate any unmanned aircraft for which they are a legal requirement. It is also important to note that any legal costs and/or punitive financial sanctions incurred by an individual member under criminal law as a result of non-compliance will be outside the scope of cover”.



We are also reminded that our SAA insurance cover relies upon the fact that members are “undertaking model flying activities under the auspice (support or approval), control or direction of the SAA” this involves following the SAA Safety Achievement Scheme. 



Membership shall be open to all Aeromodellers on application, (however Insurance cover may vary depending on geographical location.)


A person shall be deemed a member, from the date of receipt of the relevant membership fee by the Membership Secretary, or an officially appointed agent. The SAA Council retain the right to review membership applications and to reject if appropriate. Fees for 2022 are as follows,


Full (Adult/Senior)                £32.00
Junior Membership              £15.00
Family Membership             £38.00
Family Junior (with above)    £0.00


Please note that these prices take effect from the 1st January 2022.


Payment Options


Your Chosen Club Cheque or Postal Order  Online Bank Transfer
You can pay directly to your chosen club via each Clubs membership process if available. Payable to the  

Scottish Aeromodellers Association

Send to SAA Membership Secretary
47 Crofthead Crescent,
Bellshill, North Lanarkshire

Bank of Scotland
Falkland Gate, Glenrothes
Sort Code - 80-08-09
Acc. Number - 10236963  

You must include the Bank Pmt
reference as printed below.

Also, send an email to 
to confirm
name/address & bank Ref:
  Your Bank Payment Reference should include the three things below.  
Surname,   Membership Number and Club Code




                        Please allow up to 28 days for return of membership card(s)                           Failure to provide the correct information will lead to a delay processing your application.



Please note if you are joining for more than one person e.g. Family Application, please provide 

additional FLY and or OP ID on the reverse of the form.


SAA  Renewal Form V1.2e.pdf



SAA New Membership Form V1.2e.pdf



Club codes can be found here


Or Write to :- SAA Membership Secretary

47 Crofthead Crescent

Bellshill, North Lanarkshire,



Membership grades shall be as follows:-

Club Member

Club members may join through an affiliated club. Each member will be provided with insurance.

Country Member

This shall be available to members where membership through a club is impractical. Each member will be provided with insurance.

Junior Club Member

Members, who are under 18 years of age on 1st January in any membership year, shall be deemed to be a Junior Member. Conditions of membership shall be as for Members except for Fees.

Junior Country Member

Country Members, who are under 18 years of age on 1st January in any membership year, shall be deemed to be a Junior Country Member. Conditions of membership shall be as for Members except for Fees.

Family Membership

This shall be available to family members only, and shall provide for one full Membership and any junior memberships residing at the same address and joining through the same Club. Each family member so covered, will be deemed to have conditions applicable as per individual Membership.

Fellow of the SAA

Bestowed by the Council for exceptional services to the aims of the Association. Fellowship may be bestowed at the AGM at the Council's discretion. The title is honorary.


    • A club member may join the SAA through one affiliated club only, and shall be deemed to be a member of that club only for voting purposes.
    • Membership fees shall be set at the Annual General Meeting and shall apply on the first day of January following the Annual General Meeting.
    • The membership year shall be a calendar year from the 1st January.
    • Annual fees become due on January 1st. Members whose subscriptions have not been received by 1st of January will be deemed lapsed and uninsured. With effect from 31st January, to avoid lapse in membership and insurance, members shall be able to renew any time on or after 1st November and be deemed fully paid up until 31st December of the succeeding year. Members renewing during this two-month period will do so at the existing annual fee. Members renewing on or after 1st January will do so at the new rate as fixed at the AGM.
    • A member joining for the first time after 30th September shall receive membership from receipt until 31st December of the succeeding year.

Club Affiliation

    • Club affiliation is open to all Scottish aero modelling clubs with a minimum SAA membership of five persons.