Come fly your drone with us!
For those who have received a drone or similar for Christmas you’d now be looking for somewhere to fly it. It’s important to know where it is safe to fly, and the rules and regulations that go along with it.
In 2018 The Orange Model Aircraft Club was issued a permit of approval from CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) to conduct model aircraft activities at a flying field in Borenore. This authority is for aircraft, helicopters, drones and anything else that will fly.
OMAC President, Norm Barnes explained, “This permit allows us to fly up to an altitude of 1000ft and a radius of ½ a km, for special events we have a clearance of 2000ft, this is our piece of registered airspace for us to fly until our hearts’ content.”
Now, the OMAC are inviting the public with these aircraft to join them in their space, “We invite all newbies with open arms, even if you have never flown before, we have qualified instructors to test fly your models and teach you how to fly, as you progress you can earn your bronze, silver and gold wings. We are out in the bush and in a safe haven to fly.”
Norm continued, “Here you will find people who talk your language, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience, they are always ready to pass on their experience of model/drone flying. We have four members who fly drones at this present time.”
The OMAC has run the whole gamut of models - from rubber powered jobs in the beginning, through to motor powered free flight models, from control line aircraft, to the radio-controlled aircraft of today.
The club flies every Sunday afternoon, why not join them at their flying field 12.7kms out of Orange, on the Forbes road at Borenore. The club are offering two free visits to come and fly (you will be covered by insurance during this period.)
For more information please contact Club President, Norm Barnes on 0448 099 975