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Radio Control Flying at RCCD - As a Spectator

You are always welcome at the RCCD field. If the gate is open, someone is there. So when is a good time to come out to the field?

RCCD holds a number of organized events throughout the warmer months (May through September). Events cover a wide spectrum of R/C interest, including Scale, Electrics, Combat, Giant Scale, etc. There is ample parking, bleacher seats available for viewing the action, plenty of food (very reasonably priced) and the activity is usually narrated on a PA system. Portable toilets are maintained on site.

Once a year we display a significant number of members' models at the Macomb Mall. It is a static display so this is a great opportunity to see the models up close and get questions answered.

A couple of Kids' Nights are scheduled each year. On these evenings RCCD invites local kids, often from area shelter homes, to try their hands at R/C flight.

Check the Schedule for event details.

General Flying:
Flying is permitted from 10:00 am until one hour before sunset (for most planes) and from 8:00 am until sunset for quiet planes (less than 78dB). During those times, there is a very good chance that there will be flying any time the wind is below about 10 mph. RCCD has over one hundred members, many of whom are retired, so flying is spread over mornings, afternoons and evenings, week days and weekends. Times for "one hour before sunset" for each month appear on Hours of Operation.

Flying decreases in the colder months, but a few members do brave the elements and continue to fly, even fitting skis to fly off the snow.

Whenever you visit the field, please come and say "Hi". Club members will be glad to chat to you about this great pastime.

Club Meetings:
Club meetings are held at the Tucker Senior Center on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30pm. We also hold a Ground School about one evening per month. Check the schedule for times and locations which vary depending on the subject of the Ground School. Visitors are welcome to both the Club meetings as well as the Ground Schools.