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  • Message from the Outgoing Vice President

    New  My Dear Fellow Members:

    Let me first apologize for not attending our first Club Meeting of the season.  This is partially to appease my wife who would like me to limit my exposure to large gatherings.  But also my own desire to do so, as I’m at my restaurant working 7 days a week right now and must be responsible enough to not over extend myself with such gatherings.

    Despite all of the challenges we faced with the Pandemic this year, it turned out to be a great season for flying, once we got underway.  I was thrilled to see the turnout every week and even happier that it did not result in any Covid cases among our membership.

    As you know, Stuart and I happily agreed to return last year to take on the Secretary and VP roles out of necessity.  If we gauge the Team’s results based on the field development, membership growth and general members’ flying experiences, I would say the Club has done quite well in its new home.

    From this point forth, it’s about working on some finishing touches at the field, continuing to grow membership and working to help make our pilots even better pilots, both through the Wings Program and by finally creating some type of intermediate training program for either IMAC and/or 3D aerobatics.  With the talent and leadership we have currently in this club, the possibilities seem unlimited.

    I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to the NEW Executive Team...

    President                   Brian Gillion

    Vice President           Mark Dubblestein

    Secretary                  Stuart Cork

    Treasurer                  Paolo De Berardinis

    Field Officer               Roger Villacorte

    Membership Officer   Jeff Johnston

    Wings Officer            Aaron Yorke

    One significant goal for the Executive moving forward will certainly be to build up our cash on hand.  This is critical for the Club’s long term security and a sign that the Executive is acting responsibly to grow our financial cushion.

    I am certain that the New Executive Team has plenty of talent, leadership and dedication to keep the club moving in the right direction.  Having said that, the Club is still a huge priority in my life and I am always available to assist in any way I can if called up...title or no title.  While I will look for more time to build and fly, my greater concern will always be the well-being of the club.

    I want to congratulate and thank our 2020 Executive Team for all of their hard work and dedication.  Stuart, Christian, Ali, Brian and Aaron have been a pleasure to work with and true professionals.  They are a credit to this club and we’re very fortunate to have them on our Team.

    From his first day helping me in the search to find a new field, our President has shown tremendous drive, vision and commitment to the cause.  Arthur worked to give us a field that would be the envy of every RC club in the province.  I believe he has achieved that goal.  But such a feat doesn’t happen without breaking down some doors and stepping on some toes.  It takes a special type of character and personality to put together such a vision and fight through all obstacles.  Arthur has proven to be the right person for such a job and we are all benefiting from his determination and hard work.

    I wish the new Executive Team all the best for an enjoyable, productive year in 2021.  To my fellow members, I hope it’s a short and safe winter for everyone.  I look forward to seeing you all as often as we can gather at our meetings and hopefully at the field on milder days.

    Cheers,

    Demetri Giokas

  • Message from the Pres, Sept 28.

       I would like to thank all of you for joining and supporting our club this year.. we had lots of fun together and some really good flying.
       I would like to give special thanks to our team of executives, who worked very hard for this past 2 years getting this club back to its former glory. We have a very strong reputation of being one the most multicultural flying clubs with a huge diversity in our background and our aircraft.
      I would like to thank the members for giving the opportunity, and believing in me 2 years ago, I hope I did good by you and I am very proud of all of you. We have a great bunch of guys and I hope the club will flourish in the future.
       As they say that all things come to an end, and I will not be running for president nor will I be involved in the executive. It is time for me to concentrate on my Family and my Business.

    Stay Safe and God Bless

    Arthur Krikorian

     

  •  This is the official announcement to the opening of our flying field. As of Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, our flying field will be open, including the Car Track, to begin our season. I would like all members to practice Safe Physical distancing and respect the boundaries of your fellow member. You must bring your own hand sanitizer and paper towels. I strongly recommend that you wear a mask. Do not leave any form of refuse behind. You must leave with everything that you bring to the field. Keep a minimum of 2 meters from each other in the pit area at all times, and keep the same safe distance from each other at the flight line.

    VERY IMPORTANT. THERE WILL BE NO COLLECTING OF GARBAGE AT THE FIELD, … POP CANS, FOOD WRAPPERS AND SO ON. EVERYTHING YOU BRING WITH YOU, YOU MUST LEAVE WITH. IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL, PLEASE STAY HOME. IF YOU HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH ISSUES, PLEASE STAY HOME.

    OTHERWISE, LET’S HAVE A SAFE AND FUN SEASON.
     
  • In case you did not receive the Email I just sent out,  the following is an important message from our President:

    Good morning Fellow members. As you can see, the weather is just beautiful, and most of us are at home going crazy and want to get out and fly. Please do not fly at the field at all. We are on Parks Canada property, and if we are breaking the social distancing law, we can get into a lot of trouble and have our permit revoked. Please stay away from the flying field and the car track until further notice. As you all know by now, I am not about imposing any rules and regulations on our members, but in this case I urge everyone to please have some patience and keep safe. Thank you in advance and hope everything will go back to normal asap. I miss you guys … God bless.
  • The password for the Members Only Area of the Members Information page has been changed to the Code written on the back of your 2020 membership card.  See the note down further for more information.
  • A few brave souls got up early on New Years Day to usher in the new year at our new field.  Gerry Steckling wins the prize for being the first pilot in the air for 2020. I am not sure he gets anything other than cold fingers. Stu Cork takes the honours of first car driver and Kenny Lee for being the first helicopter pilot. I have added the pictures on our Photo Album page.
  • The Fall Fun Fly was quite a success after all the weather delays. We had a pretty good turnout, good food, good weather, and good flying. There was a good variety of aircraft including jets, scale, warbirds, aerobatic, and foamies.  Thank you to all those who helped out.
  • Just letting everyone know that the new field is now open for flying. All flyers must have MAAC and their 2019 RCFCT Membership Cards with them.  Those who have not yet joined must contact Ali and pay their membership dues. Click here for field location. Actual street address is 9769 Reesor Road, 1.4 km north of 16th Avenue on the east side.
  • We now have our own group on Facebook.  Click on the logo below to be directed there.

                   
     
  • I have added a private section to the Membership> Members Information tab.  It contains the 2018, 2019 and 2020 membership lists and the club by-laws as well as some meeting minutes. Click on the "Members Area Only" box and use the code on the back of your membership card as the password, (make sure pop-ups are allowed in your browser for our site.)  This will bring up another page where you can view and/or download any of the lists.
  • In order to be kept up to date on anything of importance, your current email address has to be correct. If your email has changed recently, contact the Membership Officer.

Video of Entrance to New Field

Here is a short video showing the route to take to the parking lot once you have entered the driveway to our new field. Please follow the directions as Christian narrates.

Click on the image which will take you to the video. Then click on the Play icon.  Unfortunately, if you don't have a Google Account, you won't be able to watch the video.  Even if you have a Google Account, you will still need to request access to Google Drive in order to watch it.  I can't do anything about that.

    MAAC YouTube Dropbox Calendar

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