PDQ Flyers

Membership


General

PDQ Flyers is a MAAC (Model Aeronautics Association of Canada) affiliated club which means that flying members must also maintain membership of MAAC. Members must follow both the MAAC rules  and PDQ Flyers rules. Being part of MAAC provides us with insurance that protects the club and its members, provides us a representation at local, national and international government levels, and links us with other model flying clubs around the country.

Membership in the PDQ Flyers

If you are thinking of joining or renewing your membership with the PDQ Flyers and have any questions before you do so, email our Vice President, Allan MacMillan at vp@pdqflyers.com.

To join the club please send an email to the Webmaster at webmaster@pdqflyers.com with your full name and MAAC number so that it can be registered in our system. Once your MAAC number has been registered you will get a confirmation email alerting you that the online application can now be completed.

Note that although an application for membership will be accepted if your MAAC number is dormant, new membership cards will only be issued to members when their MAAC membership has been actived for the Membership year requested.

New and renewing members begin the process by entering their MAAC number and last name in the Member Access section of this page. Clicking on the Submit button will take you to a new page where you will be able to enter and or update your club profile. Click the button at the bottom of page to take you to the application page where you can apply for or renew your membership.

On the application page you can apply/renew your membership and then, if you wish, pay online. This payment service is a PayPal facility but it does not require that you have a PayPal account; you can use a credit card as well or you can pay the Treasurer directly by cash or check at a meeting or by mail.

Note: There is no fee for Junior Members, so they should decline the payment option.

If you are a new member and once your membership has been confirmed your contact information will be forwarded to the club's New Member Director to arrange a meeting:

  1. to introduce you to our club, our airfield and safety rules, and to review general R/C field etiquette;
  2. to discuss training needs and, if required, coordinate a training program with the Club Instructors; and
  3. for new Members who can already fly, to arrange for a flight check with one of our Instructors (an informal observed flight to validate that the new member qualifies for their PDQ Wings without going through the formal test procedure).

This process is called "Ground School" and it is a pre-requisite to obtaining your PDQ Wings. Regardless of flying skills, ALL new members require PDQ Club certification before they are allowed to fly at our main field (indoor flying is excluded). The training and certification procedures are described on our Training Program page.

Membership Types

  1. Full Member (adult): the basic membership for those who wish to fly with us
  2. Full Member (junior): persons under 18 years old on January 1st who wish to fly with us
  3. Social Membership, a Non Voting, Non Flying membership that will allow members/prospective members who because of age OR other reasons do not fly to still enjoy the social aspects and camaraderie of our club. $30 per year.

Membership Fees

  1. Full Member Adult: $100
  2. Full Adult Member initiation fee
  3. Full Junior membership: free
  4. Social membership: $30
  5. Field keys are available to full adult members. There is a $5 field key deposit.

All memberships run for a calendar year and the fee for continuing membership comes due at the beginning of the year. There is a discount of $25 if membership fee is paid before February 1st.

First year Full Adult membership fee is prorated for when in the year you join. Adjusted fees are as follows:

  1. join for the full year, $75 membership plus $50 initiation
  2. join after July 1st, $50 membership plus $50 initiation
  3. join after September 1st, $25 membership plus $50 initiation

Membership Access

Instructions

The Membership application or renewal process, which is completed annually, begins with the provision of contact and preference information.  This page provides access to those same data entry forms for changes in that information that take place during the year.

The process is straightforward, but if you encounter any difficulties, call or email the webmaster.

Contact Information