In July and August the Robson Ranch RC Club sold raffle tickets in order to raise funds to provide RC planes and accessories to Eloy Junior High School. The school has been interested in establishing an RC Flying Club, and thanks to the generosity of Robson Ranch residents and some non-residents, the project has become a reality.
Enough money was raised from the raffle to provide the school with enough planes and accessories to carry them through the 2016-2017 school year. The school is also a member of the Model Aviation Student Clubs, under the Academy of Model Aeronautics organization.
As of August 2016 the Eloy Blue Devils Flight Club is now fully operational. This club provides the students a fun, safe, challenging and learning environment outside of regular school hours. The program focuses not only on aviation subjects but also teaches life skills such as personal accountability, teamwork, problem solving and much more. RR RC Club members act as instructors and mentors.
Some of the items purchased from the raffle or donated outright include: planes, batteries, transmitters, chargers, spare parts, simulator software as well as a laptop, and television (simulator) and a 10×10 pop-up tent.
Thank you RR residents for making this club a reality.