The Casa Grande RC Flyers’ celebration of National Model Aviation day at their field raised money and supplies in support of The Valley Humane Society. Past recipients of the club’s community service have been The Casa Grande Food Bank and The Wounded Warrior Project. The club hopes to do more to help give back to the community. The club’s rapid growth is because the club is an AMA sanctioned club, has scheduled swap meets and fun fly events, allows both gas and electric aircraft, has a paved runway and its members receive area hobby shop discounts. The club also has food service at their events and welcomes everyone in the community to come out and enjoy their activities. The Soul Food Shak provided interesting food items at the club’s first winter event in November, and Feli’s Cuban Kitchen hopes to provide food service at upcoming club events.
Robson residents wanting to watch the activities can expect to see most of the flying every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starting at about 9:00 a.m. Residents are welcome at any time to the club field especially at club swap meets and fun fly contests, which are held on the second Saturday of each month, November through March. The club’s monthly swap meets have food and beverage service, free parking and toilet facilities. A schedule of the club events can be seen on the club web site at www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com. Directions to the Casa Grande RC Flyers field are on the club website at www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com.
Membership in the Casa Grande RC Flyers is open to anyone wanting to fly or learn to fly radio controlled aircraft regardless of their residence. Free lessons are offered by any of eight AMA certified instructors. The club even has a training aircraft for new members to use. The first year club dues are $40 per calendar year, and renewal dues are $25 annually. Membership in the Academy Of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is required because AMA membership provides the pilot with the required insurance coverage and also provides the pilots with a professional resource to get valuable information. Details about both the AMA and the Casa Grande RC Flyers are on the club website. The site also has a list of all club activities. Club members receive discounts on purchases in area hobby shops when their membership card is presented. The Casa Grande RC Flyers is an Arizona non-profit cooperation dedicated to exposing the joy of flying to the public and giving back to the community by supporting worthwhile charities. For more information about the club contact Alan Friedman, the club president, at his Robson Ranch home or visit the club website: www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com.