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Old 07-29-2010, 02:24 PM   #21
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Re: Notes from an Instructor

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No charge for instruction. Most clubs require MAAC membership and club membership as a prerequisite to instruction.

There are quite a few clubs in the Ottawa area. Go to the MAAC website and see the map of Canada. Choose Ontario and see the zone maps.

Find out what zone represents your area and then see a list of clubs in that zone.

In your case, you are in Zone G - The Ottawa Valley Zone

Pick out the club closest to you and call the contact listed.

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Old 07-29-2010, 06:27 PM   #22
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Its not hard at all, Every MAAC field has at least one instructor to teach you to fly safely.
Once you get a MAAC membership and Club membership you can go out to any MAAC field and meet new people and gain more experience.
On top of that, a lot of clubs will handle your MAAC renewal when you renew your club membership, or you can choose to get three year coverage on your MAAC also, if you don't want to have to do it every year.

Come out to ORCC one Wednesday evening. That's training night. You can get a feel for how things work and meet a few people of the club! I'm hoping to fly at some point during the weekend too. If you want, you can come and watch and I can answer any questions you might have.

One benefit of ORCC that wasn't mentioned over on Calmdays is that we may be getting a new field very shortly, and a very nice one if all goes according to plan! You won't even know what to do with all that space!

Trust me on this, joining a club and getting some instruction is a good way to go! I'm self taught and thought that I'd like to fly by myself most of the time. However, I quickly found that I had way more fun when I flew with other people. You sometimes see stuff that you hadn't thought of trying, or maybe another aspect of the hobby that interests you!

An example of this is that I started with a Parkzone Corsair because I've always loved the looks of scale warbirds. However, after a short period of time I discovered 3D flying and quickly moved towards that end of the spectrum, getting a Multiplex Acro Master to learn that side with. It wasn't long before I got sucked into the vortex of competition flying and IMAC! Along with that, I moved into giant scale planes and that's where I am now. If you imagine yourself moving that way, ARCC (Arnprior RC Club) is they place to be, although a little ways out from Ottawa. Lots of giant scale planes and most people fly IMAC (scale aerobatics) competitions.

If you like warbirds, there are plenty of guys at ORCC that do that too. Lots of beautiful scale planes to look at! Many guys at ORCC are also members at ARCC.

Shoot me a PM if you want to meet up at some point. I'm a member or ORCC and OREO and will be a member or ARCC shortly. I could give you some instruction over at the OREO field if you like, as I'm instructor with them. I don't have any electrics left at the moment, but I could give you hand with yours if you want!


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