The joy of aviation already from 1973
I AM INTERESTED OF THIS HOBBY, FROM WHERE SHOULD I START?
Contact the club and get to know the hobby. Get a good picture of your hobby opportunities and we can help you get started as easily and safely as possible. From the club you get elementary training as part of membership and first year membership at half price.
I WANT TO BUY A RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT OR COPTER -HOW TO START?
There is a huge variety of planes on the market, of which only a part is well suited for a beginner. It is not worth blindly trusting all sales texts. First contact the club and get to know. Experienced enthusiasts will be happy to tell you about the different equipment that is well suited to the beginner -so you don't make unnecessary purchases. The equipment is sold by specialist hobby shops.
IS IT DIFFICULT TO FLY AN AIRPLANE, COPTER OR DRONE?
Not really -everything you learn by practicing. Controlling a radio-controlled aircraft or helicopter is little different from controlling the right aircraft because the same laws of physics apply to both. Essential for a beginner is a model that is well suited for their flying qualities and a more experienced trainer to learn how to fly and how to keep the equipment intact. In addition , an essential part of the hobby is the construction, tuning and repair of the equipment, i.e., more experienced support accelerates the learning of the nipples.
IS THIS HOBBY EXPENSIVE?
As a hobby, radio controlled models are cheap. The beginner's initial investment is typically 200-300 euros including the airplane and all the accessories. Even cheaper devices are found and, of course more expensive. A typical enthusiast uses a few hundred euros per year.
Big, large and sophisticated equipment for long-time enthusiasts can cost as much as thousands.
WHO CAN JOIN THE CLUB AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Everyone is welcome to the club. The key to membership is commitment to good co-operation in club activities, adherence to the association's rules and safety guidelines. Together we create a better framework for all hobby activities. The membership fee is defined annually in the membership meeting and in 2019 it is 80 euros per adult member. Juniors and new members joining in half price. One adult membership fee also covers other family members (under 18 years of age and / or spouse) if notified as a member of the association.
WHAT IS THE BENEFITS OF CLUB MEMBERSHIP?
Through club activities, we provide our members with a good framework for recreational actives. We have a large airplane field with good transport connections, internal receptions, training, events, excursions and much more. In addition, all club members are separately insured by the club liability insurance against third party damage. However, the best thing about membership is having nice hobby friends.
WHO CAN USE THE MODEL AIRFIELD AND DRONE FIELD?
The Royal Gate Airfield and the drone track are for members of the Porvoo Aerospace Club and the use requires safety training. This limitation is due to safety and practicality, which means that the common rules of the game aim to keep operations as safe as possible and members are automatically insured by the club. The field is for model planes, model helicopters and drones only.
All members are equal to field users - regardless of age, experience or equipment. Visitors are welcome to the field with a club member, who is responsible for having a valid liability insurance policy and taking action accordance with the field safety instructions.
There is no separate lump sum on the field. Member ID must be displayed on the field. The field must not be used for other activities.