Last updated April 2013 (Main Page, Field location page)
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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: April 2013
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TEMPORARY FIELD SECURED FOR 2013
While work continues on securing a permanent site, we are pleased to announce that we have a temporary field for 2013.
This field is located at 6500 Second Concession, Stouffville L4A 7X4
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Direction to Club Field
At present, we are waiting for the field to dry up before we start cutting the grass for the runway.
We expect to be able to start flying by the end of April. Please refer to our club forum announcement page for any updates;
Club News and Announcements
With the change in the season, the indoor flying season has begun!
We have 3 venues for this year, Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Check the indoor web page on the club website for more details:
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.