This club was formed in 1978 by members looking for a safe, proper and organized R/C Flying Club. We normally maintain a membership of approximately 140 individuals. We are a charter member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Charter # 1445– District II. Our goal is to provide a safe and friendly place to fly radio control aircraft. We are doing our best to operate in a safe, respectable and environmentally friendly manor.
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Will be at the Field
in the Museum
June 4th - 11:00 AM
Club Family BBQ-
Date reset for June 4th
This is our first planned family outing in a long time. You and your immediate family are invited to attend a full BBQ dinner at the field on June 4th. Flying will happen until approximately 3:00 at which time the field and all flying will be shut down. From that time on we will be serving traditional smoked BBQ. We are not talking hamburgers and hot dogs- we are talking chicken, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, etc. with the trimmings (slaw, salads etc.)
We do need you to preregister to get an accurate head count so we have the correct amount of food. The club will be picking up some of the cost but we ask that you pre-register and pay $5 per person. Normally a meal such as this would run you about twenty five dollars per head (minimally). One heck of a deal for some great food and good people.
If you happen to have a smoker (or know how to smoke on a grill) and like to cook, we could use some help, just call or e-mail us.
We also ask that you help with beverages (for your family) and desserts (for as many as you can). Anything else you may want to bring is okay as well. Please let us know ahead of time what you may be bringing in the way of "group" food so we do not end up with five hundred pounds of one item.
Okay so here is how it works- Register and pay on line with a credit card. Click the calendar event on the left side of the page “Family Day BBQ”. Hit the button on the top right that says "Register". Once there just use the drop down to tell us how many will attend. Do not worry about the AMA # nor the block below asking about payment. After telling the system how many people you are registering hit the bottom right button and pay thru the PayPal app or you can pay with your card directly. If for some reason you do not want to pay via card your only option is to come to the next meeting and pay cash there.
Please register as early as possible so we can get an accurate head count.
We look forward to seeing you out there.
Steve, Tony and Charlie
FAA Requiring Registration
If you have not heard, the FAA is requiring registration of your heli, plane and quads. That is right, if your airborne R/C vehicle is over .55 pounds and less then 55 pounds you will have to register them. For more details go to the AMA web site (http://www.modelaircraft.org/).
2016 Membership is now open for renewal. Please hit "Join Club or Renew" button above and follow directions. The system automatically cross-checks your AMA status so do not proceed if you are not current (2016) with the AMA.
A reminder to those who are have already signed up. Please wear your badge. We will be checking membership on a regular basis. Please note- Those who have not signed up no longer have flying privilages as of Jan 1st 2016.
Important Items to Note as a Member
- You must have your membership card visible at all times when at the field.
- Non AMA Members are not to be in the pits.
- Flight stations have been set up. Please fly from behind the flight stations (Split rail fence). Do not fly from the runway.
- Take your large trash home! Cigarette Butts in the Cigarette Container only.
- No dogs allowed (per the property owner)
- Parking is behind the cinderblock/wooden rail border and the grassy area behind roadway
- Helicopter/Quad area is eather from the regular flight line (while flying the pattern if others are flying) or in one of the two locations behind the flightline. Ask somebody if you are not sure where to fly. If you fly from our other locations you must not fly beyond the fixed wing flight line. No flying from or in the pits.
- Fixed wing fly in front of flight line at all times. Do not fly behind the flight line. It extends in both directions without end. This is an AMA rule that must be followed.
- When others are flying, land and take off into the wind. Not sure, watch what others are doing, check the flight arrow, or ask.
- FLY THE PATTERN when others are flying. If you do not know what the pattern is ask.
- If you wish to fly 3D while others are flying do so in the middle of the field (not the runway) so as to not interfere with the pattern. Yield to pattern flyers.
- If you are flying alone and others go up you must fly the pattern if not already doing so.
- Loudly call landings and take offs. Landing aircraft always take priority.
- Loudly declare emergencies so others can clear the way for you. If you hear somebody declare an emergency while you are flying, give them room and stay aware.
- Common and flying courtesy is a must. Consider others at all times.
Remember, safety and rule enforcment is the responsibility of every member, not just the Board or the Safety Marshals. You must help by following the rules and helping those that do not to change thier ways. This will minimize accidents, government regulation, lawsuits and possible loss of our right to fly. It will also help us to maintain our field and keep the relationship with the owner. Failure to follow the simple rules has already cost us the right to fly turbines. Please do your part to help.
Safety comes first, above all else.
Turbines Jets are no longer permitted to fly at our site
Turbines Jets have now been banned from our field. The owner of the field has elected to ban all such aircraft. Sorry to those of you you fly such aircraft, but this was due to overflights of the owners full scale airfield and beyond. Concerns regarding near miss possibilities as well as full scale/model strikes were the reasoning.
FPV Rules Update
As we have seen more and more of FPV flying at our field we felt it important enough to put the AMA rules pertaining to such flying on our site. Please go to Resources for a reprint of the AMA Rules. Please also note that the FAA has issued it's rulings and recreational use of FPV will not be restricted beyond those rules agreed to with the AMA. Check out the AMA website for details. Visit www.modelaircraft.org for updates on AMA's Government advocacy efforts.
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