CMAC is one of the oldest model airplane clubs in Canada and was the first club to be registered with the Model Aircraft Association of Canada (MAAC). The Club was started in 1949 and is still quite active with members actively competing in National Free Flight Society (NFFS), Internation Sport Aviation Federation (FAI), Flying Aces Club (FAC) and Society for Antique Model airplanes (SAM) competitions. In fact, CMAC holds 140 Canadian aeromodelling records and boasts the only 3 time SAM Champs grand champion, our dearly departed club founder, John Bortnak.
Our main goal as a club is to promote aeromodelling and aeromodellers (meaning folks who build their own model airplanes and then go out and fly them) in Alberta and Canada in general. This includes holding several flying competitions during the year. Recording and reporting the results of these competitions to the relevant international organizations (SAM, FAI, FAC, MAAC). Publishing information on this site. Maintaining access to suitable flying sites (indoors and outdoors). In the future we would like to establish a youth program specifically aimed at bringing model aeronautics to a school near you.
In its present form CMAC represents a small movement in Calgary to reinvigorate the art/sport of building and flying free flight and vintage model airplanes. Our members are engaged in a wide variety of aeromodelling activities ranging from building and flying radio controlled (RC) models (mostly pre WWII era free flight models (oldtimers) that have been adapted to radio control) to pure free flight models like scale, sport and endurance rubber powered models and hand/arm launched gliders. You can see and read more about the different types of models that we build and fly here.
CMAC is also affiliated with international free flight organizations. CMAC is SAM chapter 52 (the first SAM chapter in Canada) and is a registered squadron of the Flying Aces Club (FAC). Our competitions are therefore dominated by FAC (mostly scale) and SAM (old timer) events. We do however also fly conventional free flight endurance events like modern FAI Wakefields (F1B), Coupe d’ Hiver (F1G), P30, Hand launch and catapult launched gliders, power endurance, unlimited rubber etc. We strongly encourage our members to join MAAC, the FAC and SAM.
This website is intended to showcase our activities as well as provide a ready resource for active aeromodellers. At the top of this page you will see a series of links to the different pages on this site. Some of these pages hold plans collections (plans page), other have rules and event descriptions (FAC pages) , and others hold interesting tips and tricks for better modelling. We hope you find these pages useful and interesting, visit often! and please give us feedback on the site (we would love to hear how it can be improved).
Also, please support us in achieving our goals by sending me your email and by attending our flying competitions.
Membership Anyone who is interested in building and flying model airplanes may join CMAC. However if you want to fly at a CMAC flying site you must be a MAAC or AMA member (for liability and insurance reasons). Note: According to the present MAAC insurance policy wording MAAC members who are flying on unregistered flying sites will not be covered by MAAC insurance.
Membership includes: Free plan printing service for any model airplane plan scaled to your specifications. Free flight and CMAC promotion in Calgary and Alberta Free entry into CMAC sponsored contests. Flying site access Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. Your contribution to website maintenance costs and annual club dues to MAAC
To Join CMAC please send a check for $20.00 CAD to our treasurer; Bernard Guest. If you prefer Paypal you can paypal Bernard using the following address: bguest(a)calgary.ca
Note: If you can spare a few dollars donations to the club treasury will gladly be accepted. A receipt will be provide for tax purposes.
Thanks for visiting.
Bernard Guest - President of CMAC
Current Members 2012 (if your name does not appear then you have not paid your dues) Arto Viri Craig Limber Bernard Guest