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NEW & PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

* Don't buy anything until you come to the club and get advise from senior club members.

   =====  Don't forget to bring a hat and sunglasses  =====

* Also check out this YouTube clip on RC Flying for Newbie's here and about DAC here

* RC Planes YouTube beginner series here

* Read the story at bottom of this page "The Road to Bronze Wings" - Solo flying at DAC

######     No MAAA Insurance == No Flying     ###### 

If you would like to join our Club, then the first thing you should do is 'come on down' any Saturday afternoon (e.g. training session time) and have a look at what we do.  There you can ask questions before you purchase your first trainer model, radio gear, and find out what is most suitable for our field and DAC training.  If it is a nice day, just ask any club member to introduce you to a DAC Instructor and ask if it is possible for a introduction flight.  It does not matter if you have never flown before, as we will use a "buddy system".  So try before you buy your first model and join our club. 

 

DAC Flyer for prospective new members here.

 

Once you have joined our club your sponsor (DAC Authorised Instructor / Trainer) will assist you in the training program to learning to fly.

 

 

 

2019-2020  DAC Membership Application

Only if joining after 1st Jan 2020

Half Year   1st January 2020   to   30th June 2020

 

  • New Membership Application - You will need to visit our field on at least 3 occasions (e.g Saturday afternoons training session) and fly under supervision of a DAC Authorised Instructor (AI) / Trainer (AT).  Prior to the day's flight you will need to sign the visitors book (once per day).  For newbie's don't buy anything as you can try one of our instructor's trainer models using a "buddy system".  You must fly with an DAC Authorised Instructor (AI) / Trainer (AT) before you can join.

  • Club Rules - You will need read and understand the Club Rules and Operating Disciplines prior to signing your membership application.

  • Request a Membership Form - Once you have done the above two points you can request a membership application form from the Assistant Secretary (Registrar).

  • DAC Sponsor Signature - On your application form you will need to get a sponsor signature which is typically a DAC Authorised Instructor (AI) / Trainer (AT) who has been showing you around the club over your 3 visits.  Your sponsor will assist you in guiding you to a Flight Proficiency Rating of Bronze Wings (solo flight).  For those who already have at least Bronze(P) wings, your sponsor will take you through our club rules and familiarised you with our flying field boundaries and restrictions, etc.

  • Make yourself know to DAC Committee - On your visits to DAC field it is a good idea to make yourself know to as many DAC committee members as possible. Your sponsor (AI)/(AT) can assist you with this.  The committee needs to review your membership application.

  • Enquiries or any other question please don't hesitate to contact the Assistant Secretary or a committee member.

  • Past Members Application - You are deemed as a "new member" if your annual subscription is more than 2 months in arrears.  A discount on joining fee may apply (less than 5 years -or- 5 or more years elapsed).  Please contact the Assistant Secretary (Registrar) with your details on when you where last a financial member at DAC and any other MAAA affiliated club you have joined.

Click on table below for enlargement

  • Application Completed - Once application forms is fully completed, signed by your sponsor and yourself, then hand deliver it to to the Assistant Secretary (Registrar), or place in club house mailbox located within club house, or take a clear photo and email it to the Assistant Secretary (Registrar).  All these instructions are on the membership application form.

The Process

Your application and payment will be received by the Registrar & Treasurer.  On receipt of both the DAC committee will review your membership application and advise it it has been accepted or rejected.  If approved by the DAC committee, you will receive a "welcome kit".  Please allow up to a couple weeks for this process, so please be patient as we are all are volunteers.  VMAA will be notified of your membership and a MAAA membership card will be forward to you not long after. 

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Insurance and Fee Structure

Included in your membership is the following insurance and fees:

  • VMAA membership fee structure, click here.

  • MAAA insurance policy for DAC members.  2019-2020 Summary of insurance cover here and flyer.

  • MAAA insurance notice to members FAQ here

 

 

 

2019-2020  DAC Membership Application

If joining before 1st Jan 2020

Full Year   1st July 2019   to   30th June 2020

 

  • New Membership Application - You will need to visit our field on at least 3 occasions (e.g Saturday afternoons training session) and fly under supervision of a DAC Authorised Instructor (AI) / Trainer (AT).  Prior to the day's flight you will need to sign the visitors book (once per day).  For newbie's don't buy anything as you can try one of our instructor's trainer models using a "buddy system".  You must fly with an DAC Authorised Instructor (AI) / Trainer (AT) before you can join.

  • Club Rules - You will need read and understand the Club Rules and Operating Disciplines prior to signing your membership application.

  • Request a Membership Form - Once you have done the above two points you can request a membership application form from the Assistant Secretary (Registrar).

  • DAC Sponsor Signature - On your application form you will need to get a sponsor signature which is typically a DAC Authorised Instructor (AI) / Trainer (AT) who has been showing you around the club over your 3 visits.  Your sponsor will assist you in guiding you to a Flight Proficiency Rating of Bronze Wings (solo flight).  For those who already have at least Bronze(P) wings, your sponsor will take you through our club rules and familiarised you with our flying field boundaries and restrictions, etc.

  • Make yourself know to DAC Committee - On your visits to DAC field it is a good idea to make yourself know to as many DAC committee members as possible. Your sponsor (AI)/(AT) can assist you with this.  The committee needs to review your membership application.

  • Enquiries or any other question please don't hesitate to contact the Assistant Secretary or a committee member.

  • Past Members Application - You are deemed as a "new member" if your annual subscription is more than 2 months in arrears.  A discount on joining fee may apply (less than 5 years -or- 5 or more years elapsed).  Please contact the Assistant Secretary (Registrar) with your details on when you where last a financial member at DAC and any other MAAA affiliated club you have joined.
  • Our Fees - See table below for our fee structure.        Click on table below for enlargement

  • Application Completed - Once application forms is fully completed, signed by your sponsor and yourself, then hand deliver it to to the Assistant Secretary (Registrar), or place in club house mailbox located within club house, or take a clear photo and email it to the Assistant Secretary (Registrar).  All these instructions are on the membership application form.

The Process

Your application and payment will be received by the Registrar & Treasurer.  On receipt of both the DAC committee will review your membership application and advise it it has been accepted or rejected.  If approved by the DAC committee, you will receive a "welcome kit".  Please allow up to a couple weeks for this process, so please be patient as we are all are volunteers.  VMAA will be notified of your membership and a MAAA membership card will be forward to you not long after. 

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Last updated 11 March, 2020

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