Welcome to the FCRCFC

Welcome to the Fluvanna County Radio Control Flying Club (FCRCFC). Our members are all about model aviation in all its forms – fixed-wing, helicopters, quadcopters AKA drones, control line, free flight – you name it, if it flies, someone in the club has probably flown it at one time or another.  We’ve got a great flying site next to the Fluvanna County Landfill on route  6.  Here are directions and a map to our field.  

The public is welcome to join us at our flying field any time the gate is open, and we are always looking to introduce new folks to the fun and excitement of model aviation.   Besides flying for fun, we hold several public events each year, including events that benefit Fluvanna County nonprofits.  If you are interested in joining FCRCFC, please see the contact page for further information. To become a club member, you must join the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and only club qualified pilots may fly at the field by themselves. Club and AMA membership information/forms and other useful information can be found at the Club Information page.                                                                                  

President’s Message

As I write this in mid-February, I note that spring is just around the corner.  We are still developing our schedule of events for the year, but I want to highlight two that will be happening in the next couple months.

  • Saturday March 21, 10 to 3, we will host our first ever kite flying event.  It is often too windy in March to fly aircraft, so we’ll fly kites instead!  We have connected with folks from the American Kiteflyers Association and a local club in Richmond.  Free to everyone, lunch will be provided with a donation.  Depending on wind direction and speed, we might be flying airplanes too.  So, bring a kite or two or three and an airplane or two, and maybe even a Frisbee, for some fun early spring flying.
  • Saturday April 18, 9 to 4, we will host our spring opener, the second annual Bingler Memorial Fly-In.  This event honors the memory of two of our most inspirational pilots who left us for their final mission in January 2019.  Open to all aircraft – if it’ll fly, bring it!   Free to the public and no landing fee for pilots.  We will collecting donations for Disabled American Veterans as well.  Lunch will be available for a donation.  

Hope you’ll be able to joins us as we kick off the 2020 flying season with a couple very fun events!