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 wide by 300 foot long runway, two taxiways and a 10 foot by 10 foot helicopter pad at the club flying field located across from the public shooting range in Casa Grande. The club not only thanks the AMA for their financial support but also thanks Tim Tate of Tee Pee Sand & Gravel and Mike Mills of Ellison-Mills Contracting, both in Casa Grande, for their kindness and support.
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. All of the Casa Grande RC Flyers’ events listed in the Casa Grande Dispatch and the Robson Views take place at the Casa Grande RC Flyers Field in Casa Grande.
Starting in November, the club will go back to its winter event schedule, which includes flying on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. During the summer months, scheduled flying days have been limited to early Saturday mornings. November will also mark the start of the club’s monthly swap meets and fun fly events. Many Robson Ranch residents have enjoyed watching these events and are welcome to join us again. Remember to bring a lawn chair when visiting the club field and watch the members fly. Toilets and parking are available at the field.
Membership in the Casa Grande RC Flyers is open to anyone who wants to fly, or learn to fly, radio controlled aircraft regardless of their residence. Free lessons are offered by any of seven AMA certified instructors. The first year club dues are only $40 for the calendar year, and renewal dues after the initial year are $25 annually. Membership in the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is a requirement because membership in the AMA provides the pilot with the required free 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 activities planned by the club and other AMA-area clubs in the area. The Casa Grande RC Flyers is an Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing the joy of flying to the public and giving back to the community by supporting worthwhile charities. For more information about the club and what it does, contact Alan Friedman, the club president, at his Robson Ranch home, or visit the club web site: www.CasaGrandeRCFlyers.com.