Kingston Giant Scale Rally 2023
The Kingston Radio Control Modellers are once again hosting the annual KRCM Giant Scale Rally for its 35th year at our flying field on the weekend of August 19th and 20th. This event is the largest giant scale aircraft gathering of its kind in Canada!
Online Registration is now closed. Thanks to all of those who pre-registered.
For those who are still interested in purchasing a commemorative t-shirts or dinner tickets, we will be ordering extras but quantities will be limited.
The cost for the weekend is $20.00. Please follow the link below to sign up
There will be a BBQ dinner on Saturday night. The cost per ticket is $25.00. The funds will be collected when you sign-in at the field.
Event T-shirts will be available during sign-in at the event for a cost of $30.00
Available for breakfast will be the famous Egg McRolly’s both Saturday and Sunday morning, and the canteen will be serving lunch on both days.
A local band will be providing music on Saturday evening for those who feel like dancing.
On-site camping is available with plenty of space for everything from tents to motor-homes. Note: there is no electricity or sewage hook-ups.
For additional information please contact Jay Kingston at the following coordinates:
A Note For Our American Friends
Sadly, we are being told that it will be very difficult for foreign pilots to be able to fly in Canada for the remainder of 2023 due to recent changes in Transport Canada requirements for RC pilots. We are told that resolving this issue is important to MAAC but, at the moment, their priority is to get Canadian pilots back in the air and flying fields all across Canada approved for flight operations.
At this time, if a foreign pilot wishes to fly in Canada they will be required to:
1) Join MAAC with a 90 day temporary membership (See Blue Button Below)
2) Write and pass the Transport Canada RPAS exam (See Green Button Below)
3) Obtain a Transport Canada Special SFOC (See Red Button Below)
NOTE: Any mention of the word “drone” now applies to RC Aircraft
Licensing for Foreign Drone Operators
If you are a foreign operator (ie: not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or federal/provincial corporation) you must complete the appropriate Basic or Advanced license exam according to the type of drone operation you are planning to complete AND obtain an approved Special Flight Operations Certificate.
If you chose the Advanced exam you’ll also have to complete a Flight Review before being issued a Pilot Certificate. Oh, and you must already be authorized for the same type of operation in your home country.
You must have your Basic or Advanced Pilot Certificate before you can apply for an SFOC.
You also have to register your drone(s) with Transport Canada before you can apply for an SFOC.
Satisfying all of these requirements, and obtaining an SFOC can easily take weeks or more. And there’s no guarantee your SFOC will be approved. Based on the latest data from Transport Canada there were only 197 SFOC’s issued to ‘Foreign Operators’ last year.
We (KRCM), as you can imagine, are not happy with this situation as we value the relationships we have with our American friends. We are hopeful that this will be resolved in a timely manner so that we can all enjoy the friendly skies together.
Directions To Our Flying Field
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.