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Casa Grande RC Flyers celebrates National Model Aviation Day

Robson Ranch residents and other area residents attending last year’s swap meet and fun fly events.

Robson Ranch residents and other area residents attending last year’s swap meet and fun fly events.

Alan Friedman

The Casa Grande RC Flyers are ready for the busy winter season. Starting this month the club will combine its monthly Fun Fly and Swap Meets. The events will take place on the second Saturday of each month, November through April and start at 9:00 a.m. The first event will be Saturday, November 14, 2015. This will also be the same date the club will celebrate National Model Aviation Day and raise money for local charities. The events are publicized in the Casa Grande Dispatch and the club website. This year food service will be provided by The Soul Food Shak which offers a varied menu ranging from burgers, sweet corn and okra to catfish dinners. There are toilet facilities, benches and free parking onsite at the club field also.

Fun Flys are flying contests where the pilots test their skills against others and win prizes for their efforts. Airplane limbo, pylon racing and airplane combat are just a few of the examples of the events. There is a complete list of events on the club website. The club’s official contest director, Jerry Linderman, will run the events each month.

Many Robson Ranch residents have enjoyed watching these events and are welcome to join us again. Bring a lawn chair when visiting the club field to watch the flying in case all the benches are occupied. 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 The Casa Grande RC Flyers is the only Academy Of Model Aeronautics (AMA) approved within 25 miles of Robson Ranch. Directions to the field are on the club website:

Casa Grande RC Flyers membership is open to anyone wanting to fly or learn to fly radio controlled aircraft. Free lessons are offered by any of eight AMA certified instructors. 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 the AMA membership provides the pilot with the required insurance coverage. Details about both the AMA and the Casa Grande RC Flyers are on the club website as well as a list of all club activities for this and for other area AMA clubs. Club members also 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: