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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.
905 Squadron prides itself in being one of the few clubs that welcomes
and encourages all forms of RC flying.
For Float enthusiasts, we have a sanctioned float field for monthly float fly events
just minutes from our club field. During winter, our club members enjoy indoor flying
on Thursdays and Fridays. As Drone and FPV popularity grows, our club welcomes drone fliers and provides training for the safe operation of Drones and FPV models. Our FPV instructors were pioneers in this field when FPV was first emerging. 905 Squadron has an FPV wings program to help you get set up and flying safely.
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Latest Club News: April 2016
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Geotex runway at 905 Squadron
2This spring, 905 Squadron will be installing a geotextile runway. This runway will be about 30 feet wide and 120 feet long, perfect for those small airplanes with tiny wheels that have a hard time taking off from grass runways
We expect the runway to be installed sometime before the middle of May
Street Festival June 5, 2016
Our club will have a booth at the 2016 Street Festival. Come out and say "Hello".
More information for our street festival can be found here:
"Click here for more Street Festival Information"
250 Quad FPV Racing at 905 Squadron!
The hottest new trend is coming to 905 Squadron. This is very exciting and a ton of fun!!
For more information and discussions, check here:
250 Quad Info
905 Squadron has a Sanctioned Float-Fly Field!
905 Squadron now has a fully MAAC sanctioned float fly field not far from our land-based field.
Our club will host a monthly float fly event each month this summer starting in May.
Frequencly control is in effect. When the club holds its float-fly event,
NO 72Mhz is permitted at the land field on the day of the event.
Click here to see when the next event is being held:
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.
Q: Which is better? Electric or Glow powered models?
Electric models have advanced tremendously over the years. While both methods of powering a model are equally capable, at the present it is more convenient for a beginner to begin with an electric model. We strongly recommend "The Apprentice" ready-to-fly model with "SAFE" as a first model.
Q: How much does it cost to get an
A: A "Ready to Fly" basic package starts at about $300 and up. The Motor and Radio can be reused indefinitely and can be transferred to another airplane, so once you have the motor 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. First time membership is $90 per year. Seniors are $50 and Junior
members are $10. On subsequent years, renewing members are entitled to a $20 discount. 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 from 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.