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 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 Derek Johnson with is new Seawind RC airplane. He is pictured at the field getting ready to trim it out, it has retracts for land use, and the retracts fold up for flying off the water. Derek is looking forward to our fall Missouri River Float Fly In October 14 across from Elks Park, adjacent to Gibson Park. We normally host two water events a year, this is our last official flying event. Several other pilots are waiting for this date also. We will have a canoe available in case the planes dunk into the water or an engine stops. Everybody is invited to attend. They guys might bring out our new BBQ and cook up some burgers for lunch.
Leo is also hosting his annual Fly In at his farm in Power MT on Sunday October 8th. Flying should start about 9 am, and the guys usually break around noon or 1 pm and go over to the Power Bar for lunch. For the hard core flyers, whatever the weather is, this event will take place. This event has always been popular and a lot of fun.
Radio Control planes, drones, quadcopters, and helicopters.
Its Fire Prevention Month - Just to be sure, go change the batteries in all of your smoke detectors in your house. This little task, might just save your life. Remember to be safe.