With their paved runway, helicopter pad and spectator benches complete, the Casa Grande RC Flyers are looking into other improvements for their airfield. Under consideration is construction of sun shades over the pilot table area for summer shade. The club considered that project for this summer but raised funds for local charities instead. This winter season the club will continue its monthly Swap Meet on the second Saturday of each month. Club events, including fun fly contests, will take place November through April, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the club field. 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 sanctioned club within 25 miles of Robson Ranch.
Starting in November the club will go back to the winter event schedule, which includes flying on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. November will also mark the start of the club’s monthly swap meets and fun fly events, too. 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 hopes to use a new food service to provide breakfast, lunch and beverages at the events this year. Last year’s food service was limited, and the club is hoping to offer a larger variety of menu items.
The Casa Grande RC Flyers and its 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 Flyer events, listed in the Casa Grande Dispatch, the club website, and the Robson Views, take place at their Casa Grande RC Flyers Field in Casa Grande, not in Robson Ranch.
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. 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. 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 on purchases from area hobby suppliers 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.