Who Are We?
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WHAM is the Winnipeg Headingley Aero Modellers. We are a club of 75 members who enjoy all aspects of radio controlled (R/C) aero modelling. Our members range in age from 10 to 83. Our R/C skill levels range from new beginners to experienced flyers. Beginners have ranged in age from 14 to 64. It is never too late to start the hobby. Our flying field is 10 acres and we have one large synthetic runway and a larger groomed grass runway, fenced pit (setup) area and parking area. Directions to the airfield can be found below....

R/C Flight Training
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R/C flight training is available to club members at no charge. Our instructors are volunteers, so there may be a waiting list to get an instructor assigned to you. Students are taken on a first come first served basis. The Chief Flying Instructor will be able to tell you more about the flight training program. Most beginners will not have the skills to fly R/C aircraft and should not attempt to fly their model without prior flight training. A R/C flight training guide is available at our web site. The WHAM web site has links to various web sites that provide information on starting the R/C aero modelling hobby.

What is the cost?

Due to the cost of rebuilding a new field, WHAM has TEMPORARILY raised the annual membership fee to $150.00. WHAM is a chartered member of MAAC (MODEL AERONAUTICS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA) and it is a requirement that all WHAM club members be members of MAAC for insurance purposes. MAAC provides insurance coverage by the standard MAAC group liability insurance policy. Check out the MAAC web site http://www.maac.ca/ for more information about MAAC. MAAC membership can be applied for online from the MAAC site. You are responsible for applying for MAAC membership (2014 cost $80.00 per year), if you plan to fly at the field. Proof of MAAC membership must be provided before flying at the WHAM field. The plane, radio and support equipment will cost around $500.00 to get started.

How to join

Anyone interested in joining our club should:

  • Download the current WHAM application here.

  • Mail the application and cheque to the address on top of the application or attend one of our meetings.

  • Visit the MAAC website and apply for a membership.

  • Contact the WHAM Chief Flying Instructor for flight training information.

How to find us
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Our new field is located approximately 6.5 km west of Oak Bluff, MB north of Hwy 2. To find us from the Winnipeg area, proceed around the Perimeter Highway to Oak Bluff in the south west corner. Then turn SW onto Highway #3 and go through the town of Oak Bluff. Turn west onto Highway 2 and proceed approximately 6.5 km to Highway 334. Finally, turn north onto highway 334 and WHAM is located approximately 1.5 km on the left.

Our GPS coordinates are:
N49°46'57.25", W97°24'55.59" (N49.7825, W97.4154)