Tag: Casa Grande RC Flyers

Casa Grande RC Flyers changes schedule

Alan Friedman With April comes the warm weather and the return of the winter visitors to their home locations. April also marks the start of the Casa Grande RC Flyers summer flying schedule, which will continue until next November. The club members can fly and use the field any day they desire; however, those looking…

Casa Grande RC Flyers activities abound

Alan Friedman Swapmeets, Fun Fly contests, flying and socializing fill the winter schedule at the Casa Grande RC Flyers field across from the shooting range in Casa Grande. The club contest director, Jerry Linderman, schedules fun fly events that are not only fun for pilots but also enjoyable for the spectators. People come from all…

The history of the Casa Grande RC Flyers

Members at the field

Nancy Friedman In the fall of 2011, two residents of Casa Grande made a request of the Parks and Recreation Department for a radio controlled air field in a city park north of Casa Grande. Due to concerns of noise for neighboring houses, injury and liability issues and the close proximity to the Casa Grande…

Casa Grande RC Flyers grows

Club members setting up for a swap meet last winter in the early morning.

Alan Friedman With the current membership at 126 flyers as of October 1, the Casa Grande RC Flyers embarked on a membership drive. The club offered new members a chance to win a new Mulitplex Merlin aircraft when they joined by November 30. Also, if they had already paid their 2015 Academy Of Model Aeronautics…

Casa Grande RC Flyers ready for winter season

Club members getting ready for a fun fly event. The poles seen on the ground are used for the limbo contest and for pylon races.

Alan Friedman With their paved runway and helicopter pad complete, the Casa Grande RC Flyers are ready for the busy winter season. There are now benches and a starting table at the air field, too. A starting table is used to safely set up electric aircraft before flight or to start gas powered planes. Starting…

Casa Grande RC Flyers’ future expansion revealed

Alan Friedman, left, and Marv Enerson complete work on benches and flight tables for the club field.

Alan Friedman With their hard runway surface and helicopter pad complete, the Casa Grande RC Flyers are looking into other improvements for their airfield. Under consideration is construction of sun shades over the table area for the pilots during the summer. The club hopes to complete that project by next summer. This season the club…

Wounded Warrior Day at the Casa Grande RC Flyers Field

Some of the members flying that morning to raise funds for Wounded Warriors.

Nancy Friedman Shortly after dawn as the sun slowly rose behind Casa Grande Mountain on Saturday, August 16, they started trickling into the parking lot. It was still relatively cool with the mountain shading them from the sun, a blue sky and calm winds. It was a perfect morning for flying. Some came for the…

Casa Grande RC Flyers runway completed

  With the funds provided by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), generous discounts on material from one local vendor and free labor and heavy equipment use from another, the Casa Grande RC Flyers completed their runway improvement project both ahead of schedule and thousands of dollars under budget. There is now a 41 foot…