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.
222 John Long Rd (State Road 1213) Statesville, NC 28625
GPS: 35.771666666667, -80.786111111111
Visit the Statesville Model Flyers RC Club
If the weather is nice on Saturday or Sunday its likely a member will be boring holes in the sky at the field. The club welcomes anyone to stop in and we have a generous visitor policy for pilots. Pilots just need to have their AMA card with them and get some briefing from one of our members. If you had rather not chance the gates being closed please give one of our officers a call to arrange things ahead of time.
Join the Club and Get Flying
Membership with the SMFRCC is lifting. The easiest way to join is to contact a club officer to set up a time at the flying field or attend a club meeting. Please download the membership application ( the link is below) and bring it with you along with your current AMA card. Club meeting times are typically on the second Monday of the month. Please contact a club officer for meeting details if required.
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)