The Edmonton Radio Control Society (ERCS) was formed in 1959 with the goal of providing safe and enjoyable flying facilities for the sport of flying radio controlled aircraft. Whether you are into nitro, gas, electric, or turbines, you will find pilots that share your interest. The club offers ground school and in-flight training for new pilots at no cost to its members. Our flying field is located just a few minutes east of Edmonton in Strathcona County. See aerial view of the field.
Notices & Upcoming Events
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2018 Geocaching Outreach
We had a great turnout of 30 Geocachers during our Geocaching Outreach event. Only 4 members were there. Iain, Danny, Dave Nordlund and I provided the group with Flight, Food, and info!! The writeups on the Geocache page were all very positive. It was a great time even with the cold windy weather!!
Leadership Membership Awarded
During the 2018 Scale Fun Fly event on August 25, 2018, MAAC Alberta zone director Roger Ganley presented ERCS president Muryl Marler with a Leadership Membership. Congratulations Muryl!
2018 Air Show
Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in this years air show! The club is proud to have raised money and food donations in support of the Strathcona Food bank. Visit the photo gallery to see some photos taken during the event.
ERCS Attends Canada Day Celebration in Sherwood Park
Several club members hosted an R/C aircraft and simulator exhibit during the Canada Day celebrations in Sherwood Park. Many thanks to Rick Wieringa, Iain Middleton, Rick Zaplachinski, Tassi Xenos, Tim Cleveley, Ron Passmore, and Muryl Marler for representing the club. See See Photo Gallery.
2018 Pylon Race
A R/C racing event featuring Q500 and Q40 racing classes was held at the ERCS field on June 23-24, 2018. The weather cooperated and they were able to complete a full 8 rounds of racing each day.
The organizers of the event would like to thank all the ERCS club members, friends, and family that came out to help and be part of the event and also everyone who helped groom the field for everyone to enjoy.
ERCS member Scott McLean posted some pictures and video of a mid-air collision and Paul Gibeault's control line racing demonstration over on our Facebook group.
The top pilots of the weekend were:
|Q500 Class||Q40 Class|
|1st. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)||1st. Hank Kauffmann (Calgary)|
|2nd. Randy Smith (Calgary)||2nd. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)|
|3rd. Kevin Umbach (St. Albert)||3rd. Randy Smith (Calgary)|
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