Have a Joyous New Year 2023!
Dear RARC Club Members,
As promised, I got the estimate on the sign that I brought up at our meeting, and I am presenting it here to give you food for thought for the next meeting. I expect we will probably vote on this issue then.
The two signs, two feet tall and four feet wide Vinyl on powder coated white aluminum, mounted back to back will come to $280.93 Dollars. We will need to provide a 4”x4” pole to mount them on.
Meet the Team
Richmond Area Radio Control, Inc. (RARC) was founded in the mid sixties. The club has had more than a few flying fields since its inception including one which was owned by the railroad near the state fairgrounds. For the majority of its existence, the club had a flying field located in Oilville, Virginia. Amos field, named after the land owners, served the club well for over 35 years. But in 2003, due to land development, it was time to find a new field. The club found property near Shirley Plantation in Charles City and this is our flying field today.
Our Academy of Model Aeronautics charter number is 637. The club's goals are simple: have fun and promote the hobby/sport of model aviation in a safe manner. Our members fly all types of aircraft including gasoline, glow, electric, and turbine powered fixed wing as well as helicopters and drones.
Membership is open to anyone who flies or wants to learn to fly radio controlled model aircraft. For newcomers it is highly recommended that you join a club like RARC and learn from more experienced pilots—so you can take your model home in one piece. Sadly, most people who try to learn on their own usually crash and give up on what could have been an enjoyable life long hobby. In order to join RARC you must be an AMA member. If you have any questions, feel free to contact an RARC Officer.
*** Note: During December and January we are limited to flying ONLY on SUNDAYS***
*** Club Meetings are held on the 2nd. Sunday of every month,
Of course, weather permitting.***
From Rt. 10 coming from Hopewell, turn left onto Rt. 156, cross the Benjamin Harris Bridge and look towards the left. you will see the first dirt driveway on the left, which is the "Charles City Dirt Riders Club. Just past that on the left is the left turn that leads to our club. The dirt road is to be taken slowly, especially if you have dentures. The field is on the left in a clearing. Bear to the right when entering, as on the left side is our runway, and we frown on automotive traffic on that.