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The Aurora Model Aircraft Club is
dedicated to the sport of model aviation and it is an incorporated, not
for profit organization in the Province of Ontario. Founded in 1971 by a
small group of aero model enthusiasts, the club is sanctioned by the Model
Aeronautics Association of Canada. The membership endorses safety, radio
control flight instruction and community involvement.
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Latest Club News: November 2013
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November is Election Month
Our Elections are being held this November.
Positions for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Director are available
Please plan to attend the November meeting on Thursday November 21
See you then!
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Our Indoor Season is in Full Swing!!
Indoor for the 2013/14 season began in October and is in full swing.
Our Indoor season runs all winter 2013 through to spring 2014!
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Club Meetings Begin in October- NEW LOCATION
The AMAC club meetings will resume this October. They take place on the 3'rd Thursday of every month, From October to May, except this year, the meetings will be taking place at a new location, Aurora High. We have to use Aurora High because GW Williams is currently being renovated for the next 3 years, so the School Board has offered us Aurora High as an alternate.
Aurora High; 155 Wellington St W, Aurora, ON L4G 2P4
The High School is located on Wellington Street W. between Yonge Street and Bathurst Street, at the South West Corner of Wellington and Murray Drive.
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DIRECTIONS TO FIELD NOW INCLUDES DETAIL MAP
We have updated our directions page to include a detail map of the property where our field is located. If you need directions, this page will be helpful
The field is not visible from the road. The best landmark to look for is the "Filly Lane Farms" sign at the entrance of the property (6500 second concession)
Directions to Club Field
KEEP UP WITH BREAKING NEWS
Did you know our club has a discussion forum? News and information first appears here, before it appears on the website or even the club newsletters.
If you want to stay up to date with current news, check our forums often.
The forums is also great for sharing ideas, build projects and pictures taken at the field.
Check out the announcement section shown below, as well as the rest of the club's forums:
Club News and Announcements
Q: How much does it cost to get an
A: basic package
of Engine, Radio and Airplane starts at about $300 and up. The Engine and
Radio can be reused indefinitely and can be transferred to another
airplane, so once you have the engine and radio, a new plane can be
purchased for about $100.
Q: Now that
I have a plane, what is it going to cost me to join your
A: Membership fees are
reasonable. Open membership is $60 per year. Seniors are $30 and Junior
members are $10. All members must also purchase insurance through our
governing body, the Model Aviation Authority of Canada(MAAC) http://www.maac.ca/ . Annual MAAC insurance
is $75 for adults and $10 for juniors.
Q: I am a beginner and I need flying
lessons. How much will that cost me?
A: Other than your membership and insurance
fees (above) there are no additional costs. Flying lessons are FREE for as
long as you need them.
How old do you have to be to start flying?
A: There is no age limit to participate in
this enjoyable hobby. Pilots can be any age. Presently, our oldest member
is 85 years old and our youngest winged member was 8 years old when he got
Can I get my wings using an Electric Plane?
A: Absolutely! Provided the pilot meets the requirement of the wings test.
To further clarify this issue, there are 2 categories of electric flight, "Wings Required" and "Wings NOT Required".
"Wings NOT required" is a category for small electric foamies and microlight models that can be flown in a gymnasium or in the helicopter area of the field without any risk to the pilot or other members.
On the other hand, "Wings Required" is any electric aircraft that can be flown at our field off the main runway and fly a proper circuit. This qualifies it as a "Wings capable" aircraft. In this case the pilot must follow our wings training program and ultimately pass a flight test to obtain their wings.