Membership

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in building and/or flying radio controlled model airplanes and helicopters.

We have a diverse membership that ranges in age from 12 to 80 years including both male and female pilots from beginners to competition R/C pilots.

To join, you can download an application using the link below or visit us at our flying field to pick up an application. Our annual membership dues are $85 for an adult ($35 for dependent children under the age of 18 or 23 if a student), and $55 for adults 65-years of age or older. There is also a one-time flying field maintenance fee of $100 per family.

Members in HRCFC are required to be members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). Established in 1936 by and for modelers, the AMA is the internationally recognized organization for model aviation. To learn more about the AMA, visit their Web site at http://www.modelaircraft.org.

Club Meetings

The club meets monthly on the first Monday of each month (excepting holidays). From May through September, the club meets at the flying field. Members come early for fellowship and flying. An informal dinner of hamburgers and hotdogs precedes the meeting. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

From October through April, the meetings are held at the Sandston Recreation Center, 11 JB Finley Rd. Sandston, VA 23150. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

 

Learning to Fly

 

New to R/C flying or just need to hone your skills? The club has

Description: Student Flying

volunteer instructors available to help you get your R/C wings in no time. Instructors are available for fixed-wing as well as helicopters.

Flight instruction includes understanding the mechanics of the aircraft, proper safety checks and procedures, and flight instruction on the �buddy-box� system to help you get the most out of instructional time.

Flight instruction is provided at no cost to our members.
 

Are you Ready to Get Started

Are you ready to get involved in Radio Control Flying? Getting involved in this exciting hobby usually starts with a lot of  questions. Why not visit our flying field and talk with our members or feel free to contact us. They can provide a wealth of information about their experience and point you in the right direction. We can also arrange for a hands-on experience of RC Flying. Send us an email or call one of our representatives and we can arrange for you to meet with one of our Club Instructors who will let you fly one of our trainer aircraft and get the experience of a lifetime.  

If you are planning to buy radio control equipment, we strongly urge you to stop by our flying field or call one of our representatives so that you can benefit from the experience of our club members. We will gladly advise you of the right equipment to purchase so that your introduction to the thrill of RC Flight will be a pleasant one.  

After you have purchased your equipment, we will advise you in the building, setup and maintenance of your model aircraft, its engine and electronic equipment. Our instructors will guide you from your takeoff and landing efforts through your solo flight. After you have gained proficiency in flying your aircraft, club members will be more than willing to help you through the more advanced piloting skills of performing aerobatic maneuvers with your RC aircraft. These skills may even prompt you into competing in radio control aerobatics contests. If flying helicopters is more to your liking, we have instructors and members who can assist you in making the right purchase and in learning to fly.  

 

Join Today and Start the Experience  

Download your application here and email or mail it to:

Hanover  Radio Control Flying Club
15519 Twisted Cedar Court
Chesterfield, VA 23832


Download an Academy of Model Aeronautics application:  AMA Application
Link to the AMA Web Site and complete application on-line.