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.
Upcoming Events & Notices
Spring is finally here! Come on out to the field today May 11th and help ready our field for the upcoming flying season. The work-bee starts at 10:00 AM. Ed Mason has submitted a few photos he took at the field the other day. Check them out!!
Our first big event of the year, the Frank Kelly Memorial Pattern Event, is coming up soon June 7-9, 2019. Everyone can enter, there are skill classes to match everyones flying skills. Check out the event information page and get yourself registered using the on-line registration form.
Want to try pattern flying?
Alan Wesley has done a lot of work preparing information for the pilots participating in the 2019 Frank Kelly Memorial Pattern Event coming up in June 2019. It looks like there will be categories for all skill levels. If you're interested in the pattern event, have a look at the 2019 Pattern Event Documents for maneuver and judging details.
Road Plowed on Feb 20th, 2019
The road into the field was plowed on February 20th.
Frozen Fingers 2019
Congratulations to Dave Kachorowski for being the first ERCS member to fly at Bremner field in 2019. Dave flew his Spitfire early on January 1st, 2019.
Extreme Cold Warning
It's supposed to hit -32C in the Edmonton area tonight. If you're thinking of heading out to do some winter flying over the next few days, have fun but be safe! Here's a picture of the world famous Iain Middleton taking his plane out for a walk to remind you that the warm days of spring flying are just a few short months away. Hang in there pilots!
Geocaching Outreach Event
ERCS hosted 33 Geocachers and 6 Members (2 are both Geocachers and Members) at Bremner Field on January 5th as part of our Outreach program. The guests cooked hotdogs over the fire and warmed themselves both at the fire and in the clubhouse. All had a great time and many favorable comments on the Geocaching page about our facility and sport. Many expressed an interest in coming back in the summer to ‘watch the planes fly’. All in all a great time.
Many thanks to members Muryl Marler, Dave Nordlund, Peter Cary, Bob Plaunt, Doug Edgar, and Terry Wilcox for helping out at the event. A special thanks to Shelley Brunner for manning the refreshments and keeping everyone’s cup full!!
There are a few pics on the Geocaching page (GC81FKH) of the Event at the field yesterday.
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