Aeromodelling is great way to get you and your loved ones out of the house and into the skies. By joining the PG Aeromodelers you’ll be able to spend time with your family and meet like-minded people who are passionate about aviation and modelling. Starting out in a new pastime can intimidating so here is a friendly guide on getting started.

 

Flight Instruction

Instructors

Weekend Instruction
Stan Peterson – (250) 964-3431
Nels Linden – (250) 564-3698

Weekday Instruction
Stan Peterson – (250) 964-3431

In Home Preflight Safety Checks

Olaf Starck – (250) 962-2433
Elden Linden – (250) 563-5390
Stan Peterson – (250) 964-3431

 

Flight Times

Main Flying Field
The main flying field is remote so there are no time restrictions. All valid PG Aeromodeler members have gate keys/codes should the gate be active.

Indoor Flying Field
The indoor flying field is open on Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm beginning late fall. Please check the “Fields” page for the current status.

 

Recommended Starter Equipment

Please visit your favorite local hobby shop (Interior Hobbies is great) to purchase any of the following recommended starter equipment. If you don’t have a favorite hobby shop, please don’t hesitate to contact us for recommendations. Remember, you do not need to purchase any equipment to try flying with us.

Aircraft

  • Ready to Fly (RTF) bundles include everything except spare batteries.
  • Bind and Fly (BNF) require you to bind your own DSMX compatible radio to the aircraft and purchase spare batteries.
  • Receiver-Ready (Rx-R) require you to bind your own SLT compatible radio to the airplane and purchase spare batteries.
  • Transmitter-Ready (Tx-R) labeled aircraft require you to install your own receiver of choice and purchase spare batteries.

Electric
E-flite Apprentice S 15e – Review
Flyzone Sensei (RTF, Rx-R or Tx-R)
Flyzone Switch (RTF, or Tx-R)

Radios

There is no need to have a different radio for each plane you own. If you invest into a good quality digital radio such as a Spektrum DX6 or Tactic TTX850, you can safely use it for years with all of your model airplanes and helicopters.  Please be aware that some of the starter radios bundled with “Ready to Fly” kits can only be used to fly that particular aircraft which is cheaper at first, but costly in the long run.

Spektrum DX6 – Great feature to dollar ratio with excellent Bind and Fly aircraft selection.
Tactic TTX850 – Great feature to dollar ratio with excellent Transmitter-Ready (Tx-R) and Receiver-Ready (Rx-R) aircraft selection.

Batteries / Accessories

– AMA LiPo Safety Alert
Complete Guide to Lithium Polymer Batteries

Turnigy Nano-Tech Lipo Batteries – Good quality and great value. Higher “C” ratings means more power (30C+ recommended).
Lipo Charge/Storage Bags – Lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries are very powerful. Please treat them with care and respect.

 

Membership Application

New members are more than welcome at our club. Please visit the membership page for information on dues, insurance and the online application form.

See you at the field!