With their paved runway and the paved access roads now complete, the Casa Grande RC Flyers are opening their winter season with a celebration of National Model Aviation Day at the club field located at 2725 South Isom Road in Casa Grande, Arizona, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This event will benefit the Casa Grande Food Bank, and visitors are asked to bring a food or cash donation for this charity. This winter season the club will also continue its monthly Swap Meets on the second Saturday of each month, November through April, starting at 9:00 a.m. The events are publicized on the club and AMA websites and in the Casa Grande Dispatch. The Casa Grande RC Flyers is the only Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sanctioned club within 25 miles of Robson Ranch.
Also starting in November the club will go back to the winter schedule, which includes flying on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Many Robson Ranch residents have enjoyed watching these events and are welcome to join us again. Toilets and free parking are available at the field along with some benches. The club will use Feli’s Y Sol as their food service for the event on November 12. They will have both breakfast and lunch items on their menu.
The Casa Grande RC Flyers and their flying field should not be confused with the field and club located within Robson Ranch. Some residents reported going to the Robson field in error when trying to attend Casa Grande RC Flyers events. Directions to the Casa Grande RC Flyers field are found on the club website at www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com. Casa Grande RC Flyers events take place at their Casa Grande RC Flyers Field in Casa Grande, not in Robson Ranch.
The Casa Grande RC Flyers also plans on holding a limited number of events for those interested in radio controlled car racing. AMA membership is required to participate in these events also as the regular AMA member and field insurance covers all radio controlled activities.
Membership in the club is open to anyone wanting to fly or learn to fly radio controlled aircraft. Free lessons are offered by any of nine AMA certified instructors. Membership in the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is required. AMA membership provides the pilot with the required insurance coverage. Details about the AMA and the Casa Grande RC Flyers are on the club website as well as a list of all area AMA club activities. Club members also receive discounts from some area hobby shops when their membership card is presented. The Casa Grande RC Flyers is an Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to sharing the joy of flying with the public and giving back to the community. For more information about the club contact Alan Friedman, the club president and AMA Associate District Vice President, at his Robson Ranch home or visit the club website: www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com.