About The Club
The Bramalea Radio Control Flyers Club is a membership driven organization promoting the popular hobby of model aircraft flying. The club was started over 35 years ago in the community of Bramalea. The membership consists of all age groups, from students to retirees. Our club is incorporated with an elected Executive, is a Charter Member of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada and has a strong relationship with the City of Brampton’s Recreation Department. Monthly meetings are held for the membership to conduct club business, welcome any visitors or new members and provide a venue for guest speakers. One of the primary purposes of the club is to provide a safe, structured environment for doing what we all aspire to do here, fly our models. Rules and guidelines are established, liability insurance is provided though MAAC (www.maac.ca), and today's modern technology in radio-control systems enhance this hobby's safety and enjoyment for everyone. Our primary flying field is well equipped with features that enable a fun but safe flying experience for beginners and seasoned flyers alike.
The range of fun one can experience in this hobby is widespread. The thrill of controlling an airplane, multi rotor or helicopter safely with your friends and club members, and returning for a smooth landing is a rewarding experience in itself. How much you want to do with the hobby is almost limitless. You start off learning the basics of flying a model with a simple "Cessna-like" trainer. Then you can upgrade your aircraft as your skills improve to an aerobatic machine like one you would see at an airshow. Your interest could develop into building a "scale" aircraft like a World War II fighter or a multi-engine transport.
Our flying models vary in size from the dimensions of paper airplanes to "minivan required" aircraft 6 feet long or greater, electric and gas powered helicopters and multi-rotor craft. Most trainers however will fit in a Honda Civic with ease. Everybody likes to fly but some prefer building and their resulting creations are truly breathtaking aircraft. Others dislike building "kits" and would rather purchase "Almost-Ready-to-Fly" airplane models so they can spend more time in the air than in the workshop. The traditional model airplane is powered by a small 2-stroke "glow fuel" model engine. The evolution of electric model aircraft has changed the hobby substantially. Electric motors and lithium polymer batteries are very popular as an alternative to nitro-methane fuel. For very large models a high performance lightweight gasoline engine can swing very large props. Even true turbine powered jet engines are available. The hobby has grown to the point where essentially any real-world aircraft can be modeled and flown, be it helicopters, gliders, "turbo-jet" powered fighters, World War I biplanes, flying wings or even an Airbus A380. Some pilots enjoy practicing their aerobatic maneuvers with the intention of entering local competitions just like the "full size" aerobatic meets, while others just like to take up their airplanes to leisurely fly around "the circuit" or to practice take-offs and landings. Monthly events during the summer called "fun-flys" take place at our flying field where any member can participate to win prizes and have a good time. All you need to do is show up and try your best at performing relatively simple flying maneuvers like loops, rolls, spot-landings, timed glides or even bomb drops. Any skill level will have fun and probably learn something new. Indoor flying of small flat foam electric models is very popular especially during the winter months.