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Field day 2015!
May 07, 2015 - 1:47 PM - by beto9
The workday is coming! The workday is coming!
May 23rd. or the 24th. depending on the weather. Starting at 8:30 AM.
Here are the plans for the field day:
Road repair: as usual, we have to cover some of the "Montreal potholes" in our road. A load of gravel will be ordered and a "dozer" to bring the gravel to the holes is scheduled.
Shelter: de-winterize to enjoy the summer breezes.
Heli area: a canopy attached to one of the tables will be bought.
Runway: No extension, please! But repairing some of the cuts in the fabric.
Tables; we have two tables tops brought by Tarek last summer. The legs to be built and we may have now too many tables but... Tarek is always using more and more space so... We may have to re-arrange them in the pits and heli area.
Planes stand-ups: noodles to be changed, they do not suffer the winter well.
Safety fences: straighten up.
Wash the windows in the shelter.
That's the whole plan similar to previous years.
Remember: the more people volunteering the merrier but also the job finished earlier... and then to fly!
Bring: drills, rakes, wheelbarrows, shovels and ladders, heavy mallets..
Mike will be cooking his customary excellent dogs and burgers. Somebody bring coffee, sodas, ice (post here if you are bringing any of those, they will be paid by our money guy!).
Thank you all!
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WIMAC and MAAC Membership Renewal Information
Jan 08, 2008 - 8:39 AM - by xed
WIMAC Membership

WIMAC membership forms can be found under Application Forms section of the website. New members should read the Beginner's Information article to (re-)familiarize yourself with the hobby. For those just starting, we have dedicated volunteer Instructors who will provide you with free instruction on flying your aircraft. For more information, please read our Flight Training Policy.

Don't want the hassle of sending out a cheque by mail to pay your membership dues? You can renew your WIMAC Club Membership online via PayPal.

A club initiation fee of $50.00 is required for first-time memberships (excluding juniors) and a signed WIMAC application form (waiver) must be submitted with a cheque to the Club Treasurer. Note that WIMAC will not accept cash or forward cheques on your behalf that are intended for MAAC membership. You must submit these payments directly to MAAC.

MS Excel file for printing out Frequency Card pins, Club Membership Cards.

MAAC Membership

Please do not forget that you are REQUIRED to have an active MAAC membership in good standing for any indoor or outdoor WIMAC sanctioned... [Read More]
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Field Information
Jan 10, 2007 - 12:08 AM - by xed
Roll Call
In the interests of safety, please take the time to announce your intentions to go to the field. Flying alone can be dangerous and is discouraged at our club.

Field Access Procedures
The gate is to be kept closed at all times due to the fact that people have been dumping on the property behind the parking lot and the city is forcing the school to pay for the clean-up. Therefore, close the gate after you come in as well as after you leave.

Garbage Disposal
You are responsible for any garbage you bring to the field. Please do not leave any mess behind for others to deal with.

Lawn Cutting
All aircraft are to be grounded while the lawn is being cut and do not make the guy wait until you are through flying. He is not paid by the hour. If he is losing his time, this could result in higher grass cutting fees for the club. This should be obvious but apparently it is not.
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Cote Saint-Luc show
May 20, 2015 - 8:35 AM - by beto9
A tous les personnes intéressées pour faire l'affichage Static et Dynamique d leurs beau models le 1 Juillet au Parc Pierre Elliot Trudueau a Côte St Luc

Au nom de la zone St-Laurent, je suis heureux d'inviter tous le monde interesse , pour la 5 e année consécutive, toutes les personnes qui souhaitent mettre en exhibition leurs modèles magnifiques RC le 1er Juillet, au Parc Pierre Elliot Trudueau a Côte St Luc.
S'il vous plaît indiquer votre intention de participer à votre meilleure convenance.

cedule de la journee: Installation 11:15 AM a -12:15 PM
Ouvert au publique 12:30 PM - 3: 55 PM
Termination 4:00 PM

Notes : Des rafraîchissements seront servis.

Les vols sera autorisé pour les petits park flyers électriques, y compris les avions; hélicoptères; et multi-rotors;
Ceux qui ont des modèles à grande échelle seront invités à commencer leurs motors et taxi sur le terrain de baseball.
Parmi nos pilotes tres qualifies pour fairs les demos sont
Helicopters : XIA GONG
Drones : Christiane Garcia
nous attendons tousjours les personnes qui ont fait des demo aux autres annes precedent

Toute personne avec une turbine de jet sera la bienvenue pour lancer le moteur de sorte que tout le monde peut entendre le gémissement de tangage et l'odeur du kérosène du jet,
s'il vous plaît voir les photos prises atrtched des années précédentes.

nous nous réjouissons de vous y rencontrer.

Steve

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To all interested persons wishing to be part of Static and Dynamic Display July 1 at Parc Pierre Elliot Trudueau in Cote St Luc

On behalf of the St lawrence Zone , I am pleased to... [Read More]
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WIMAC FPV flying rules.
Jan 06, 2014 - 10:57 AM - by beto9
Version Francaise en bas.
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A group of FPV flyers composed by Andrew, Tarek and Peter got together to draw the rules regulating FPV flying. They have been approved by the Directors.
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WIMAC FPV Rules

1. General
1. The following rules govern all First Person View (FPV) flight operations at WIMAC.
2. FPV is defined to mean any flight in which the pilot controls the aircraft (airplane, helicopter, multi-rotor, or other) through other than direct view of the aircraft from the ground. Typically this means that an image from an on-board camera is viewed on a monitor or through a helmet mounted display (HMD).

2. MAAC FPV Rules
1. All FPV pilots should become aware of the MAAC FPV rules (available on the MAAC web site). Note that these rules are part of the MAAC safety code, adherence to which is mandatory.
2. WIMAC rules supplement the MAAC rules, and explain how they are implemented in the WIMAC environment.

3. FPV Qualifications
1. All FPV flyers shall adhere to these rules and demonstrate their flying proficiency in order to be qualified for FPV flight by a WIMAC-approved authority.
2. Separate qualifications are required for airplane, multirotor, and heli FPV.
3. Airplane pilots must be qualified “Solo” flyers.

4. No-fly Zones and Pilot Stations
1. All pilots shall ensure that they remain clear of any houses or people, even if the area is within visual range.
2. All WIMAC rules regarding airplane and heli pilot stations, flying areas and no-fly areas shall be respected.


5. Spotter
1. As required by the MAAC FPV rules, all pilots flying FPV shall be accompanied by a spotter at all times, and the spotter must maintain direct visual contact at all times. No flying beyond visual range is permitted.
2. The pilot shall explain... [Read More]
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