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Clubhouse Rebuild Day 3

October 1st –  Good News!!!  With the installation of the steel roof, windows, and doors this past weekend, major construction on the new clubhouse is now complete.  Thanks to all members and friends who turned out for the big work party.  There’s still much to do (siding, electrical, insulation, drywall, ceiling, etc.) but the tasks are smaller in comparison.

A big thank you to all of the donors who made this possible.  Whether it be through GoFundMe or private donations, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Photo by Gary Hudson

Clubhouse Rebuild Day 2

September 24 – After a Herculean effort by an army of KRCM members and friends we managed to get the roof on the new clubhouse today.  We’re all feeling pretty good about how much work got done and are loving the newly rebuilt clubhouse. 

Thanks to all who helped out.

Photo by Gary Hudson
Photo by Rick Naylor

Video by John Hanna

Clubhouse Rebuild - Day 1

September 23 – Well, it’s been a long time coming, but the Phoenix has begun rising from the ashes.   Today, a large contingent of club members grabbed their hammers, saws, etc. and began the rebuild of the clubhouse that burned to the ground earlier this year.  There’s lots of work yet to do but it’s exciting to see the rebirth of our awesome clubhouse.

2022 Warbird Gathering

KRCM held its annual Warbird Gathering on Saturday, September 17.  The weather was perfect and there was a fine selection of warbirds on display and flying.  Thanks to Rene and his many helpers for organizing  and running the event.

2022 Kingston Giant Scale Rally A Huge Success

Photo by Rick Naylor

The Kingston Giant Scale Rally, held on the weekend of August 20-21,  was a huge success with beautiful weather (albeit a bit warm), lots of flying and comradery. This year the event attracted 82 registered pilots from Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. and has become the premier event for Giant scale in Canada showcasing all genres of aircraft. The club served breakfast and lunch to our hungry guests and hosted a Saturday night BBQ buffet to 110 people! Afterwards, our guests were treated to a live band that played into the evening. Flying on Sunday morning was cut short as heavy rain and thunderstorms settled in for the day.

 

The Kingston Radio Control Modellers would like to acknowledge support from the sponsors and we appreciate the opportunity and support provided by the Ottawa Valley Giant Scale club. Moving forward, we encourage your feedback and suggestions to see how we can build on and improve this event next year! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated and to those many volunteers who helped make this event a success.

Photo by John Hanna

Clean Up

With the help of many hands, KRCM began the recovery process yesterday (March 26th) by  removing the debris left behind by the fire.  Next step is the planning process to determine what the rebuilt structure will look like.

The GoFundMe campaign is going well and we would like to express out heartfelt thank you to all who have contributed so far.  If you would like to help us out financially but you are looking for an alternative to the GoFundMe campaign, you can e-transfer a donation to rolly.siemonsen@gmail.com.  You can also contact Rolly at that address to arrange any other method of donation.

Total Loss Of Clubhouse

Very sad news to report.  The KRCM Clubhouse, of which we were all so proud, has been lost in a fire that occurred sometime in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 20th.  It was a total loss.  No cause has been determined.  

After much soul-searching, and with much encouragement,  we have decided to set up a GoFundMe campaign to help us rebuild the clubhouse that we were so proud of.  The link is included below if you would like to donate.  Feel free to share the link far and wide.  We appreciate any help that you can offer.

How To Find Us

From The East

  • West on Hwy. 401 to Wilton Road (County Rd. #6, Exit 599).  This exit is 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Hwy. 38, exit 611.

  • North on Wilton Road 5.8 km (3.6 mi) to Fred Brown Rd. (1st left after 2nd flashing light).

  • West on Fred Brown Road 3.8 km (2.4 mi) to KRCM field.

From The West

  • East on Hwy. 401 to Camden East Road (County Rd. #4, Exit 593). This exit is 15km (9.4 mi) east of Napanee.

  • North on Camden East Road 4.8 km (3 mi) to Fred Brown Road.

  • East on Fred Brown Road 2.4 km (1.5 mi) to KRCM field.

KRCM Map

We Welcome the Following Aircraft Types:

Sport
Scale
Giant Scale
Control Line
Heli’s
Quad Copters
Sailplanes
Electric Ducted Fans (EDF)

The Following Aircraft Types Are Not Permitted:

Turbines

There are no float-flying facilities at the field but, if you wish to float-fly, we encourage you to contact the nearby Deseronto Royal Flying Club.

Weather

What Are The Forecasted Winds For The Field?

Given that our weather station burned up in the fire and pending the installation of  one on the new clubhouse, here is a link to the Kingston Ultralight Club weather station.

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