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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Training and Testing Weekends


 Training and Testing Weekends for 2022

are yet to be scheduled.


(Also see bottom of page for Simulator info)


Training Videos are below for Members to learn how to complete the flying schedules. 


SAA Bronze:

Schedule here:

SAA Bronze Plus:

Schedule here:

SAA Silver:

Schedule here:

F3a Clubman:

F3a Clubman Schedule here:

F3a Intermediate:

F3a Intermediate schedule here:

IMAC Sportsman:

IMAC Intermediate:

IMAC Schedules here:


This video has just been released for anyone planning on doing their Bronze at West Calder in August. The Phoenix scenery file can be downloaded from here: and information of the RealFlight backgrounds can be found here:


If you are doing your Bronze this year then please don’t forget to practice the simulated dead stick, and read the safety manual.




SAA Training & Testing Weekends 2020 are cancelled at present.


Event: SAA Training & Testing Weekend 2020

25/26 April
Name of Flying club: Angus Model Flying Club
Start Time: 10:00
Toilets: Yes
Event: SAA Training & Testing Weekend 2020
6/7 June
Name of Flying club: Balbedie Aeromodelling Club
Start Time: 10:00
Toilets: Yes


Event: SAA Training & Testing Weekend 2020

8/9th August with the following weekend as a backup.

Name of Flying club: West Calder Aeromodellers.


Website for your location:

Time of fly in start each day 10:00am


Event: SAA Training & Testing Weekend 2020
When: 5/6 September (backup dates 12/13 Sept)
Name of Flying club: Hamilton Model Flying Club
Start Time: 10:00
Toilets: Yes




Below is just an example of what will be coming over the next few months. 

Flying School

  1. 1st priority is flight familiarisation
  2. 2nd priority is runway approaches
  3. 3rd priority is landing and take-off
  4. 4th priority is circles and procedure turn
  5. 5th priority is Dead Stick simulation

Ground School:

  1. Transmitter setup:
  2. new aircraft
  3. wing type (normal versus aileron)
  4. drive reduction and dual rate switch setup (away is high rates)
  5. end point adjustment
  6. expo
  7. buddy box set-up
  8. SAA Safety Manual
  9. CAA Registration Scheme
  10. Flying Site Safety Protocols
  11. Kit Building and Repair Skills



There are many good simulators about these days, however Imagine if your learning and then wishing to take your Bronze or Silver and you can practice at the site your going to take your achievement award at. See the file below, which offers you the West Calder flying site for Pheonix or Realflight so you can get practicing for the real thing.