PDQ Flyers Home
Who we are...
PDQ Flyers is a model aircraft club with about 70 members. All of us have a love of aircraft and
flying, in all its forms. This includes building - both scale and non-scale models, and flying - float
planes, aerobatics, 3D and stunt flying, helicopters, and totally made up things that fly because they
have an airfoil and a propeller. One of our members flies Snoopy's dog house!!
In June, 2013, Shaw TV filmed some of our flyers in action and published the video on the "Go Island"
section of their website. It's available on YouTube here (for some reason, it takes a minute or two to load, so be patient...).
Why you might be interested...
If you're driving by our flying field south of Parksville and see that our gate is open, you
are welcome to come in to check us out. You must sign the DND waiver book as soon as you
arrive at the field. It has a blue cover and is kept in our shelter. Also, please remember that
visitors must park in the upper parking area and stay behind the flight
Where we are...
We are located on the east coast of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. We draw
members from cities all over central Vancouver Island. We host several flight
events during the year where the public is invited to come and take a look at our members'
aircraft and watch them fly. Sometimes we even serve hotdogs and refreshments! The biggest
event of the year is the scale model weekend. You can see the real thing in
miniature - it's fantastic. Don't miss it!
This is our website...
It provides information and assistance to our members in four sections:
- general information to keep our members and the public aware of events, field locations and status,
training programs, club rules and processes, and links to other websites that might be of
- expert advice, tips, and guidance on building and flying,
- information, opinions, and member ratings of the hobby shops that we use to source our
aircraft, accessories, and equipment; and
- a members only section which includes a web page for each member with their interests, pictures,
and personal contact information.
Please use the comment function on "Contact Us" to ask
questions or to let me know if there are things on the website that you found either confusing, difficult to
use, or need more work. I'd also like to know if there are things that could be added to the website that
would make it more useful. Just click on "provide a comment" and follow the directions. Thanks, Ian
Our field is MAAC certified and, in addition to a PDQ Flyers membership, all our flyers must have
a current MAAC membership (which includes liability insurance) in order to fly at our
site. MAAC is Canada's national organization for model aviation.