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.

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The Frank Kelly Memorial Pattern Event is hosted by the Edmonton Radio Control Society and co-hosted by the Meridian Model Flyers Assoc., of Stony Plain, AB.

Come out and challenge yourself in the discipline of Precision Aerobatics, known as “Pattern” flying. This annual event in memory of a good friend of many aeromodelers, is designed to promote good flying, good fellowship and the improvement of safe and satisfying flying skills for modelers at all competency levels.

The beginner, or Sportsman level will have the rules somewhat relaxed in that any fixed wing model can be used, and the flight “box” outer boundaries will be emphasized but not judged. To learn more about the rules, click here.

In the Intermediate level any model may be entered, but the flight “box” will be judged.

FAI judging rules with regards to aircraft weight, (max 5 KG) and size, (max 2 metre) will apply for FAI-A Advanced and FAI-P Preliminary schedules.

 Event Details

Date June 7-9, 2019

ERCS Bremner Field

Dry camping is available on site.

Entry Fee
Sportsman Class $15
Intermediate Class $30
Advanced Class $30
FAI-P Preliminary $30

Valid MAAC membership is required.

Lunch for competitors, judges and helpers will be provided.

How to Register

Pre-registration for this event is encouraged to help the organizers know in advance the number of pilots that will be participating.

There are two ways to register:

  1. Use the Online Registration Form (recommended)
  2. Contact the Contest Director (see contact details below)
Activity Schedule

Friday June 7th
Field preparation and informal flight practice and demonstration.

Saturday June 8th
Pilot’s meeting at 8:30 A.M., followed by a group photo prior to first round flights.

Sunday June 9th
This is the rain-out date or may be used for an extension of the event should the number of participants be such that sufficient rounds cannot be completed on Saturday.

Pilot and Judging Information

For pilot maneuvers and judging criteria, please see: 

2019 Pattern Event Documents

Additional documents describing aerobatic schedules, maneuver descriptions, judging, understanding Aresti diagrams, upcoming events, etc, can be found at:

Contest Director

Alan Wesley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 780-456-9359

Assistant Contest Director

Dave McGowan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 780-460-2178