EXPLORE FLIGHT WITH PDQ

The PDQ Flyers (Parksville District and Qualicum Flyers) is a non-profit society operating as a charter member of M.A.A.C (Model Aeronautics Association of Canada). Our club is committed to the enjoyment, advancement, and promotion of model aviation in all its forms by way of the camaraderie and common interest of its members.  

Next Event: July 9th

The club's Cub and Cousin event is this week - Saturday July 9th.

Gates open at 9:30am - Pilot Meeting at 10:30am.

If the weather isn't agreeable, our rain date is Sunday July 10th.   

This event is a loose gathering of Golden Age model airplanes. All Cubs, and their variations. Cub 'cousins' which served the same purpose as the cub. Must be single engine, high wing, cabin monoplane with fixed gear. Open to scale, semi-scale, fun-scale, sorta-scale, squint-hard-and-maybe-its-scale...

No landing fee.

Free hot dog lunch.

Prizes.

MAAC Safety rules apply. Proof of MAAC or AMA (with temporary MAAC certificate) required to fly.   

In anticipation of the Cub and Cousins event, we thought we'd post this short video on the interesting history of the Piper Cub, which offers a unique perspective from a Historian, not necessarily an aviation enthusiast. 
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ABOUT US

PDQ Flyers is a model aircraft club with about 100 members. All of us have a love of aircraft and flying, in all its forms. This includes building - both scale and non-scale models, and flying. Whether float planes, historic warbirds, aerobatics, 3D (stunt flying), helicopters, or totally made up things that fly because they have an airfoil and a propeller. One of our members even flies Snoopy's dog house!

The club holds monthly meetings to discuss club business and activities. Meetings are held at 7:00pm, on the second Wednesday of every month. When weather permits, club meetings are held at the flying field. At all other times, we meet indoors. 

Indoor meetings are typically held at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, located at 133 McMillan St, Parksville BC, V9P 2H5. 

Check the latest news postings for meeting announcements.

LEARN TO FLY

Historically, enthusiasts learned to fly in public parks, farmers fields, or wherever they like. Changes to regulations in Canada mean, for the most part, flying at a location of your choosing is no longer legal. A MAAC affiliated flying club, such as ours, is the best choice for learning to fly.

Within our club are a number of volunteers who offer their time as instructors. Whether your interest is airplanes, helicopters, or multi-rotor copters ('drones'), our club can help you learn to fly and navigate the new Transport Canada laws and regulations.  

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