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Introduction to DRFC
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:57:59 PM »
Deseronto Royal Flying Club (DRFC) basic information can be found here:
https://www.maac.ca/en/clubs_details.php?club_id=868

This Club has just been formed and has already held two informal events. The location is open to its Members at any time.

A number of KRCM Members have now flown there, most of whom have joined the new Club. At $40 annual membership, having year round access to an excellent, quiet location within easy driving distance of the Greater Kingston and Quinte areas, this is really good deal.

Periodically, the Club expects to declare an official Float Fly, with BBQ food being available. As well, it is a good place to buy, sell and swap R/C stuff. Several of us did just that at their second gathering, quite successfully. There is also plenty of room to fly foamy land models. The large open area is not manicured like at KRCM but is quite suitable for hand-launching. There is a large concrete pad, the floor of a former fruit processing plant, which is perfect for a control line pilot to try out. There are no buildings at the site; however, there are shade trees. There is a rescue boat available to Members for any aircraft retrievals.

NOTE: You must be a DRFC Member, or be attending a Float Fly event, to fly here. All activity is done according to specific agreements with the Deseronto town council and Mohawk Airport.

Watch in here, and elsewhere, for announcements of future activities.

If your are already a Member of DRFC, or have questions, or are trying to set up a group to go out and have fun,  please feel free to post in here. Just start a new Topic, below this.

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Re: Introduction to DRFC
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 05:29:52 PM »
where can you purchase a membership?
is there a different price for juniors?

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Re: Introduction to DRFC
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 05:46:29 PM »
Try to get to the float fly this Sunday, L. No charge, of course. We will get answers to your questions.

Some of us have joined this new club, not because we expect to fly there very often but, rather, to support them in their efforts. These "official" float flys  and swap meets are very enjoyable  - as are the comaraderie and burgers!

It is a great thing to see a new club, of any description being formed. Many clubs have struggled to keep going at all. The guys at Deseronto have got a great deal for float flying, we want them to succeed!
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Re: Introduction to DRFC
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 07:53:13 PM »
i have been there multiple times and have enjoyed it

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Fees for DRFC
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 06:44:13 AM »
The DRFC "Founding Fathers" made an on-the-spot executive decision regarding fees on Sunday.

1. Junior Member - $20
2. Senior Member - $40

This is for a calendar year.

Anyone joining now will be covered for the balance of 2018 and all of 2019.

Of course, you must also hold MAAC Membership - and keep it on hand, along with your DRFC Membership card.

Members get access to the flying site at any time, during the approved hours. You get access to the retrieve boat and associated  safety equipment.


Pretty fair deal!

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