Welcome to the Nipissing Miniature Aircraft Club home page. NIPMAC is a Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) affiliated club, formed in 1974. It serves the area around North Bay Ontario, on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Nipissing.
The Nipissing Miniature Aircraft Club was formed on October 10, 1974 by 12 modelers from North Bay and Sturgeon Falls. These were: Ray Brisson, Bob Cooke, Howard Mayer, Harvey Norman, Murray Norman, JJ Paquette, Daniel Beauchemin, Germain Beauchemin, Ralph Bolitsky, Marcel Bourque and guest Vic Thompson. The founding President was Mr. Ralph Bolitsk. The club received it Charter from the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada in 1975. The organization was affiliated with the Royal Canadian Flying Clubs Association, the organization controlling all Canadian model flying. It in turn is affiliated with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the world govern body in aviation, both full size and model. NIPMAC's primary function is to help all club members and potential members enjoy the hobby and sport to the fullest extent. Friendship and a helping hand from all members shall be apparent feature of this club. The majority of club activity is currently devoted to radio controlled, fixed wing sport flying. Some of the club members are also involved in helicopter flying and indoor electric planes. We have quite a following for multicopter (Drones) and some are into First Person View flying. Nipmac has volunteer Flight instructors available to students on a individually scheduled basis. Airtime preference will be given to new flyers. For more information please talk to a member at the field or at one of our meetings.
The Model Aeronautics Association of Canada is the Official Governing Body for Model Aviation in Canada, acting as a liaison to government agencies, such as Industry Canada (formerly Department of Communications) with regard to radio frequencies and their use in radio controlled models, as well as representing our internationally competitive modelers to the Fédération Aéronautique International (FAI) through the Aero Club of Canada. MAAC also provides liability insurance to its members and chartered clubs, among many other membership benefits.