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905 Squadron, also known as 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. In 2014, the club's name was changed to "905 Squadron Model Flying Club" to reflect its diverse member base that come from all over the 905 area code.
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Latest Club News: October 2014
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Nitros on Weekdays and Saturdays
As of October, Nitros are permitted at our club on weekdays. Quiet nitros are also permitted on Saturdays from 10:00am-4:00pm on a trial basis.
On Saturdays, members are asked to ony fly 4 strokes, or very quiet 2 strokes.
Our Indoor Season begins end of October 2014
Our 2014/15 indoor season starts at the end of October and runs until spring of 2015.
We are pleased to announce that our hugely popular triple gym (Thursdays)
is now available from October until the first week in May 2015!!
For more information, check here in the fall for our 2014/15 schedule:
Club Meetings Begin in October- at Sobey's
Due to the school being unavailable on October(School event)our October meeting will be held at sobeys.
For more information about the october meeting and other meetind dates, click here:
More information about October's meeting
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.