AMA Charter Club 400
Great Falls Montana
RC Aircraft Flying Club Website
President Dan Woods maintains our Clubs page on Facebook. He adds content to it each week, please check out the link above, think about joining Facebook, it's kind of fun.
Our RC Airfield is located just north of Great Falls on Highway US 87; Turn left at mile marker 8 on Black Horse Lake Road and it is located about a half a mile from the highway. The paved runway is 560 feet long by 50 feet wide. We recently set up two flying sites on each side of the parking lot that is designated for helicopters, quadcopters and other drones.
Club members meet unofficially at Hardee's for noon lunch every Friday. If you are interested in the hobby, or just a club member that wants to visit, please join us. It's not all airplane stuff, sometimes this group tries to think of ideas to solve the worlds problems.
This winter the club holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. Meetings this winter are held at being held at the Longfellow School gym. The Club has worked out an agreement with the school district, that club members can fly small indoor planes, helicopters or quadcopters at the school gym every Wednesday night this winter unless they have a vacation day. You will get an email if something changes. You're all invited to come out and see what all the fuss is about. I got hooked last year, and its something I look forward to each week. Flying is from 6 pm to 9 pm.
PIctured above is Bruce, our Webmaster, flying his Syma X5C quadcopter at last week's indoor flying at the Longfellow School Gym. We will be flying at the gym for another two months, we start at 6 pm and go until 9 pm. We charge currrent AMA Club members $3 per night, which helps pay the school district rent for the gym. The janitors at the School have been very friendly and welcome us every week. We want to thank them for their help. If you are thinking of getting a quad, or an indoor aircraft, you might consider dropping by and visiting with the guys flying. "It's a total blast," Bruce says. Pic taken by Dan Woods.
In this month's newsletter section, we have an update on FAA registration rules and an interesting article on Quadcopter's, which seems to very popular, especially this time of year.
Radio Control planes, drones, quadcopters, and helicopters.