Friday, December 9, 2011

Resident Club Showcase: On Top of the World RC Flyers

The On Top of The World RC Flyers and its members are affiliated with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, AMA which is a world-class association of modelers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education, and the advancement of model aircraft activities. The On Top of The World RC Flyers and the Academy provide leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection, representation, recognition, education, and scientific/technical development to its members regarding remote control model aircraft.

The On Top of The World RC Flyers club first started in 1990 when a group of seven residents obtained permission to fly RC model aircraft in a field behind the residential area at On Top of the World Communities. Since then, the club has grown to over 100 members and has moved the field twice. The current location remains within the gated community and is situated on a fourteen-acre site with a 600 by 150 foot grass runway. This new flying site was completed and dedicated in November 2004. Details of the construction are published in Model Aviation Magazine in the May 2005 issue.

Most of the members both build and fly model aircraft and have come to live at On Top of the World Communities from various states across the country specifically because of the flying field. For new flyers, the club maintains a flight-training program. The club encourages the general public to visit the field by hosting three events: A fall Fly-in, a spring giant scale IMAA event and a spring SAM antique model Fly-in. When the weather cooperates, each morning you will find a friendly gathering of members at the new pavilion where they can enjoy friendly conversation and a beautiful pastoral scenic view while resting between flights. However, the greatest service that the club provides to its membership is the opportunity to have fun!

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