Nostalgic memories of modelling in Canada - RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum
RCCanada - Canada's Radio Control Hobby Forum
General RC Aircraft Discussion Discuss anything RC related

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
John O'Sullivan
RCC Junior Contributor
I am: John O
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dartmouth, NS

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 103
Total Props: 6
Nostalgic memories of modelling in Canada

       Remove this ad - become a site supporter!
I am a run-of-the-mill mod flier, living in Nova Scotia. I grew up in Ireland and got involved in model flying (as opposed to the long misused term of "RC modelling")_ in 1950. My first involvement with Canadian model fliers was in 1960, when I represented Ireland at the Free Flight World Championships in Cranfield, England. Perhaps the highlight of this event was being presented with a wonderful MAAC lapel pin by Canadian representative John Scott. This had the MAAC wings with the Maple leaf on it and was treasured for many years.

The next run-in was at the 1963 world championships in Austria, where a series of boring after dinner speeches prompted some of the Canadian participants (Pete MacQueen, Don MacKenzie and others) and myself to launch paper models from the balcony.
As I worked for a Canadian mining company in Ireland this inspired me to come to Canada in 1966 and I had the pleasure of renewing my previous friendships and establishing new ones.
I am sure that there are a large number of humerous anecdotes of events of times past which are worth repeating and I have started this thread with the hope that a few of these tales can be posted here.

John O'Sullivan
MAAC 54501
MAAC #5401
MACI # 26
John O'Sullivan is offline   Quick reply to this message.

Sponsored Links - Subscribe to remove this ad.
Old 08-02-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
RCC Apprentice
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: "Psychoville, and Finkel's the Mayor"

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 97
Total Props: 0
I've only ever flown in Canada. But the nostalgia remains!

From my days a youngster, driving the older guys nuts with my natural abilities and quick learning.

To my days as an adult, being driven nuts by all these youngsters with their natural abilities and quick learning!

Darned kids!

Great thread idea,

Look forward to hearing what others have to offer.
ThePeej is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionally, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Name
Your first name and last initial is required if you plan on using the forum.
Which city & province you live in. This is mandatory for classified listings.
Radio of choice?
Which radio is your current favorite to use?
Number of RC Vehicles?
How many boats, cars, planes do you own?


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
vBulletin Message

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.