About Us

What is PAC?

The Pacific Aeromodellers Club (PAC) was established in January 1990 as a "family oriented control line club" through the co-operative effort of a group of model aviation enthusiasts. The club is registered as a non-profit organization under the Societies Act of British Columbia and maintains membership in the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC #379).  Our club's Constitution and By-laws.

While our club is currently involved in various Sports Modeling & Social Activities such a our annual Summer Barbecue, Christmas Banquet & Annual Model Equipment Auction - many of our members also compete in Control line Aerobatics, Combat, Racing, Naval Carrier, & Scale Events. Electric powered models are currently in vogue in some control line classes on an experimental basis.

This club currently enjoys two flying fields: Clayburn Community Park and Rice Mill Road Model Airpark.

PAC obtained special authorization for a control-line site in Abbotsford at the Clayburn Community Park in Clayburn Village, located right across from the Clayburn Village Store and Tea Shop, in 2007 after meetings with the Abbotsford Parks Commission.

The Rice Mill Model Airpark in Richmond, B.C. is shared with the VGMC (Vancouver Gas Model Club's web site appears to have been "shut down") for sport and contest flying purposes.

PAC has an association with the Mission Wings Flying Club in Mission, B.C. which sponsors control line flying annually at the excellent R/C site in Mission.

While PAC specializes in control line modeling, our aim is to promote all forms of model aviation. PAC is family oriented with spouses and children welcome to participate in the flying and social activities. We take fun very seriously!

Club meetings are held approximately 6 times per year at various locations.


What is "control line" flying?

First introduced in the 1930s, control line is a method of flying model airplanes using a pair of lines (or one line) leading from the model to a handle held by the pilot that gives him direct contact with the airplane. The plane is flown in a circle with the pilot standing at the center using the handle to change the elevator thereby allowing the plane to perform various maneuvers. Pilots may compete in precision aerobatics, speed, racing, navy carrier, and combat competitions that are held worldwide, but many enjoy the simple pleasure of building and flying their model airplanes.


Who can join?

We welcome all individuals who wish to learn, participate, and compete in all classes of control line modelling. Most of our members have a parallel interest in other types of model aircraft flying such as Radio Control & Free Flight. We welcome modelers with other interests who may wish to diversify into or return to control line modeling.

Pacific Aeromodellers Club has an individual membership fee of $25.00 annual, but we incorporate a Special Family Membership Annual fee of only $35.00 to encourage family involvement.

Family members and interested friends are always included in our Socials and flying activities. 

 

To find out more about control line flying and our members we encourage attending a flying session.  Should you wish to become a member here is our membership application form.  Please forward the application to Barb Bell, Secretary/Treasurer.  (I apologize - but at this time you will have to copy the form to your media and fill the form out longhand.  I'm working on better.  Editor)


What is MAAC?

Here is the link to the MAAC website.


Control Line News in the Northwest

Additional infomation about control line flying in the Northwest USA can be found at
  http://flyinglines.org/ or in our area at http://myvgmc.ca/ (see above). 


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