The Statesville Model Flyers (SMF) is a group of modelers who love building and flying RC aircraft. We as a group enjoy all aspects of model aviation, from the smallest park flyer up to the fastest and biggest scale subjects. The SMF welcome all and offer a family friendly environment for the RC enthusiast.
The club has many members and many can usually be found at the flying field on weekends. While most of our members typically fly for fun or sport, some do practice aerobatic IMAC or Pattern style routines. We also have some members that fly warbirds of various eras and sizes. A few guys fly helicopters and control-line models as well.
The SMF club is chartered with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), Charter # 690. The AMA is a national organization which promotes model aviation and provides valuable resources to its members. Please visit the AMA website or talk with a club member to learn more. Club members that wish to have flying privileges are required to be a member of the AMA.
Join the Statesville Model Flyers RC Club
The best way to join is to attend a club meeting so that you may be introduced and sign up or download the membership application and mail it with payment to the treasure info located on the officers page. Club meeting times are typically on the second Monday of the month. The meeting location and time can be found on the calendar page.
Dues for an individual are 100 dollars per year per Basic Member or 101 dollars per year per Family. Family Members must be a spouse or dependent youth 19 years and under as of July 1st of the applicable year and reside at the same address as the Basic Member. Dues for a Youth Member, under 19 as of July 1st of the applicable year, who is not a Family Member of a current club member is One (1) dollar. Dues for members joining after June 30th may be prorated.
Getting Started in the RC Hobby
If you have just become interested or are new to model aviation, we can help get you flying and working toward your goal of flying solo. As a new student we will introduce you to a qualified flight instructor. Working with an instructor is the easiest and best way to learn as it will help shorten your learning curve and maximize the fun. Please feel free to get in touch with one of our club officers to learn more and come fly with us.
A new member that has already been flying RC model aircraft prior to joining the SMF must meet with a club instructor for briefing on the club rules and to do a check flight. If it is determined that they are already a safe and proficient RC pilot the flight instructor may then grant full flying privileges.
FIELD LAYOUT (Over Fly Area)