Electric Model Flyers of Southern Ontario (EMFSO) is an incorporated model aviation club,
registered with the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC). The club endorses
Transport Canada (TC) and supports the regulation of model aeronautics for recreation. Core
values include: members first, safety, instruction, information and a strong sense of
Founded in 1985, EMFSO was one of the first organizations in North America dedicated to
electric model aviation. At the time, use of electric motors for propulsion was a relatively new
idea. Through the hard work of the founders, EMFSO helped members gain knowledge
necessary for successful electrically powered model flight. This was accomplished with a
newsletter as well as events and workshops in southern Ontario.
Today, EMFSO continues with the original mission of the founding members and stays current
with innovative radio control technology and up to date battery power. Additionally, indoor
flight venues provide members with more opportunities to fly. The organization also developed
Crosswinds Field, a year round outdoor flying site. Each year there is an annual general
meeting, informative workshops and on-going flight instruction. More recently, the
organization's website emfso.org is undergoing an update.
The future for EMFSO looks positive, especially since electric power is now a mainstream form
of power for model aircraft.