New Student Information
Anyone wishing to learn to fly a model aircraft at our field must first join our club as well as joining the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC). All necessary forms can be found under the Forms tab on this site or in the cupboard located at the field (locked when unattended.) Fill in all three forms completely and mail the two club forms to the Membership Officer along with a cheque for the appropriate amount made out to RCFCT. The address can be found on our application form . If you are under 18 years of age, you must have the declaration form signed by your parent or guardian. This form is required so that you will not hold the club or any of its instructors liable for any damage that might occur to your equipment no matter how caused, or any damage that your aircraft might cause as the result of an accident. Once the Membership Officer receives the forms and payment he will send you a club membership card. Place this card along with your MAAC card, when you receive it, in a small plastic pouch and attach it to a clothes peg with a tie-wrap. This is to be attached to the frequency board while at the field.
Mail the MAAC application form directly to MAAC along with the required fees. MAAC will mail you a MAAC membership card once your application is processed. Make sure you contact us with your MAAC number. This number stays with you for life. Other information regarding MAAC can be found on their website or in other places on this site.
Make sure that you carry both membership cards with you when you are at the field as they form part of your frequency peg which is fastened to the frequency board. If kept in your flight box, you will always have them. By the way, most members have some sort of flight box that they use to keep all the accessories that are necessary in this hobby. You can purchase one from a hobby shop or make your own. Take a look at what the other guys are using and decide from there.
The next step is to buy or build a trainer type of aircraft along with a radio, engine and all the other necessary stuff. Get everything together and come on out to the field and get started in a great hobby. Get out as often as you can and ask all sorts of questions. Information on our Wings Program can be found on the Wings Program page and some questions you have might be covered on the FAQ's page. Come out to our meetings where you will also pick up ideas, information and meet some friendly faces.
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