Western R/C Flyers Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Q. How Much does it cost to join the Western R/C Flyers?
A. Just $35.00 Annually due February 1st, the lowest cost club in the area.

 

Q. Are there any hidden costs?
A. No, unlike other clubs you do not have field permits to pay for in addition to the club dues. The only thing you will ever be required to pay is the annual membership fee of  $35.00

 

Q. Do I have to be a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics)?
A. Yes, since we are a AMA chartered club we require all members and visiting pilots to hold a current AMA card (membership).

 

Q. How can you maintain a yearly club membership fee of only $35.00 a year?
A. We hold an annual R/C auction usually in April. Most of the club's funding comes from this
activity. We rely upon our members to volunteer and help with our auction since it is our main source of income.

 

Q. Where do you hold your meetings?
A. During the flying season we hold meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at our flying field at Mead. During the late fall, winter, and early spring months  we hold our meetings at NRC, Natural Resources Center, Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St.

 

Q. Is the flying field grass or paved?
A. It is a very low cut well maintained grass runway, very suitable from 2 inch wheels on up.

 

Q. I am interested in joining your club, but would like to try flying with you before I join, are there any restrictions?
A. Yes, since we are an AMA chartered club, you will be required to hold a current AMA license. You MUST be accompanied by a Western R/C Flyer member during your (flying) visit and are limited to 3 flying visits maximum before being required to join. The perfect time to visit is during one of our Tuesday night fun flys at Mead, we usually have several members in attendance and we always enjoy and welcome a new pilot. If your schedule requires something different, contact any person on our club contacts page and we would be happy to get together with you.

 

Q. I am interested in joining along with my child, is there a break in membership fees, or do your have a family membership available?
A. No, at this time we do not and you would require 2 memberships. We have discussed this issue and it is possible that in the future this may change.

 

Q. I am an R/C pilot, my wife and kids would like to come with me to the field, is it possible for spectators to come?
A. Absolutely, we welcome all spectators, we maintain unisex porta-pots at both fields during the flying season. We recommend that pilots & spectators bring their own chairs, since the seating is very limited. Spectators are required to stay behind the pit areas a safe distance from the activities.

 

Q. I am brand new to R/C, do you have someone to talk to about buying the right equipment, such as what is the best trainer airplane?
A. Yes, contact any of our instructors on our club contacts page.

 

Q. Is training really free?
A. Yes, with a paid club membership

 

   Although we have tried to answer the most common questions about our organization, we are sure that we have probably overlooked something, if you have a question not covered above, please contact any of the club officers on our club contacts page. We would be happy to help you.

 

Thank you

 

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