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Vancouver Gas Model Club

The Vancouver Gas Model Club, based in Vancouver, B.C., flies at the Rice Mill Road Model Airpark in Richmond, B.C. Photo of the field at right is from the Jan. 1, 2008, Polar Bear Fun Fly.

VGMC 2017 officers

President: Dave McCheyne
Vice-President: Bruce Duncan
Secretary-Treasurer: Glenn Little
Control-Line Representative: Ron Belcourt
Free-Flight Representative: Iain Dowling


Intrepid control-line fliers braved the weather for some flying on Feb. 11, 2017, at the Rice Mill Road field in Richmond, B.C., as seen above. Joe Yau photo.

New! B.C. fliers open year with Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

2016 Western Canada Stunt Championships
results and photos See article

Big turnout for 2016 Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt event See article

Vancouver area fliers spruce up Richmond flying site See article

2016 Polar Bear Fun Fly starts the year off cold See article

2015 Western Canada Stunt Championships results and photos See article

Windy conditions at 2015 Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event See article

20 fliers greet 2015 at Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

VGMC introduces Multi-Engine Profile Scale event!

Along with the annual Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt event in 2015, the Vancouver Gas Model Club will present a competition that is the VGMC's version of an even that started in Arizona a few years ago and has expanded to the annual Brodak Fly-In. The VGMC has smiplified the rules a little bit for the first year, with the possibility of adding a more complex version in a year or two. The basic rules are that the contest allows no single-engine models, and no full-fusleage models. Click here for the complete rules. You can also e-mail the VGMC if you have questions.

2014 Western Canada Stunt Championships results

2014 Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event

Polar Bear Fun Fly 2014 report

2013 Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event

Polar Bear Fun Fly 2013 report

B.C. Old-Time Stunt Contest 2012

Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event 2012

Polar Bear Fun Fly 2012 report

<< Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt event 2011

Vancouver fliers enjoy 2011 Polar Bear Fun Fly

Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event 2010

Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event 2009

Polar Bear Fun Fly 2008 report
Fliers gather at Richmond field on Jan. 1


E-mail the VGMC

VGMC Web site

Vancouver Gas Model Club presidents

 The early history of the Vancouver Gas Model Club was researched and published by  Chris Sackett. This indicated that the Vancouver Gas Model Club was formed in 1935 and that the V.G.M.C. evolved from the Vancouver Model Aircraft League, which in turn had been formed in 1927. 

1935 John Knowland
1936 Des LeFluffy
1937-46 Howard Faulkner                          
1947 Glen Matthews                                        
1948-50 Al Jupp                                             
1951 Frank Rutland                              
1952 Jack Barnes                       
1953 Warren Barker                        
1954 Frank Rutland                             
1955 Glen Holm                               
1956 Frank Rutland                             
1957 George Moul                              
1958-62 C.R. Goguillot                              
1963 Bob Darnborough 
1964 Harold Nordan
1965 Chris Sackett  
1966-67 Ernie Avory 
1968 Don Elliott  
1969-70 Ray Nelson 
1971-72 Bob Milne
1973 Guntis Sietins 
1974 Phil Walden
1975-76 Ken Chamberlain  
1977-83 Alan Riches 
1984 Bob Newman
1985-87 Frank Boden
1988 Bruce Duncan
1989 Remy Dawson
1990 Pat Meehan
1991-97 Bruce Duncan
1998-99 Paul Gibeault
2000-02 Bruce Duncan
2003 Ron Salo
2004-07 Bruce Duncan
2008-9 Keith Varley
2010 Mike Jennings
2011: Keith Varley
2012-13: Bruce Duncan
2014-16: Dave McCheyne

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