Allister Lance helped Gordon and Jeremy scour the dyke for 5 weeks before they stumbled across George Woodworth and the spot the club now calls home. Two meetings later and they had the field layout complete and parking areas established. They had found a home.
The last weeks of spring and into summer were spent mowing and rolling. The ground on the dykes hardens quickly when the sun hits it so the day before a rented “super roller” showed up, Mike Evans arranged to have the Canning Fire Department pumper truck come to the field to give it a good soaking.
The honor of the first flight off the new field fell to Jeremy Dann – mainly because he was the first to get his engine running! He still has that old Super-Coup around today
However, it was smooth flying for just a short period of time because in August of 1991 a bit of trouble was on the horizon. In spite of a thorough effort to canvass the area before locating on the dyke some objections were lodged concerning the possible “unauthorized use of dyke land”.This all lead to public hearings on the matter before the County of Kings but thanks to a large, well-organized contingent of RCers accompanied by the then-President of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada, local supporters, and land owners the club received permission to use the field. . .
Left to right - Jeff Lantz, Gordon Thomson, David State Taylor, Allister Lantz, John Blanchard, Jeremy Dann, Mike Evans, Tom Easson, and Raymond Gates (in the wheel barrow)