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 March, and start at 9:00 a.m. The first event will be Saturday, November 12, 2016 when the club will also celebrate National Model Aviation Day and raise money for the Casa Grande Food Bank. This will also mark the first “Swap Meet” of the 2016–2017 winter season. Both RC airplane and car items will be swapped or sold at the club swap meets. The club events are publicized in the Casa Grande Dispatch and the club website. The food service will be provided by Feli’s Y Sol and offer a menu of both breakfast and lunch items. There are toilet facilities, benches and free parking at the club field.
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. A complete list of events is on the club website: www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com.
Many Robson Ranch residents have enjoyed watching the club events in the past and are welcome to join us again. Bring a lawn chair when visiting the club field in case all the benches are occupied. Pilots usually can be found at the club field on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings about 9:00 a.m. although members have access to the field anytime they desire. 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. The Casa Grande RC Flyers is the only Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) approved within 25 miles of Robson Ranch.
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 nine AMA certified instructors. 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 at some area hobby shops. 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 and AMA Associate Vice President, at his Robson Ranch home or visit the club website: www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com.