PDQ Flyers is a MAAC (Model Aeronautics Association of Canada) affiliated club which means that 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.
Full Member (adult): the basic membership for those who wish to fly
Full Member (junior): persons under 18 years old on January 1st who wish to fly with us
Social Member: any person that wants to take part in club activities but does not fly
Annual Full Adult membership: $100 per year
New Full Adult Member initiation fee: $50 one time
Annual Full Junior membership: free
Annual Social membership: $30 per year
If a field key is requested, 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. To encourage prompt payment any continuing full adult member will
receive a rebate of $25 if their 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
join for the full year, $75 membership plus $50 initiation
join after July 1st, $50 membership plus $50 initiation
join after September 1st, $25 membership plus $50 initiation
Joining PDQ Flyers
If you are thinking of joining PDQ Flyers and have any questions before you do so, contact our
Vice President, Mike Gaskin at .
To begin the application process, please send an email to the Webmaster
at with your full name and MAAC number so that it can be registered
in our system.
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.
When your MAAC number has been registered, you will get a confirmation email alerting you
that you can now complete the application process. You do this online by going to the
Membership Data Update page. This procedure asks that you provide your contact
information (required) and any club preferences that you might have (this can be added at any time and is not
required for membership).
Upon successful addition of your
contact information, you will be asked if you'd like to apply for membership, which you can complete 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 may use a credit card as well. Of course, you can pay the Treasurer
directly by cash or check at a meeting or by mail.
Note that there is no fee
for Junior Members, so they should decline the payment option.
Once your membership has been confirmed your contact information will
be forwarded to the club's New Member Director to arrange a meeting:
to introduce you to our club, our airfield and safety rules, and to review general R/C field etiquette;
to discuss training needs and, if required, coordinate a training program with the Club Instructors;
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.
Renewing a PDQFlyers membership
Renewing members must update their database entry by going to the Membership Data Update page and correcting any contact information that is out
of date. Current contact information is important in case of an accident and is required by the owners of our
field, the Department of National Defense.
After confirming your details you can apply for membership and arrange payment just as is
described above for new members. Once payment and current MAAC membership have been confirmed a new
membership card will be issued.
The Importance of our
Some people feel that rules are
merely guidelines, to be rigorously followed only by the anal and not by free-thinking people like
themselves. If you are one of these, DON'T join our Club.
We have gone to some trouble to ensure
that our Rules are reasonable and ALL have one of three objects in mind:
Our Application Form requires that you have read and agree to abide
by our PDQ Flyers rules. All members should take the trouble to alert
another member who seems unaware of one of our Rules but repeated or intentional infractions are dealt
with by our Executive Committee.
The total cost of all the Insurance
Policies our Club carries at MAAC is about $120,000, of which approximately $84,000 is for the
members general liability policy. The deductible for each incident is $5,000. MAAC absorbs $4,500
of the deductible (self insures). The remaining $500 comes from the member involved ($250) and the club
involved ($250.) If someone from another club has an accident, then he is responsible for the $500
deductible. If an accident occurs at a Sanctioned Event then the club and the individual involved split the