Become a Member
Welcome to the World of RC Flying
Santa Fe Dam RC Modelers Southern California
Joining the club makes you part of the friendly world of aeromodeling. Club members come from all walks of life and all ages. The common bond is the love of aviation. If you look up whenever you hear an airplane fly overhead, you are one of us.
CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING INTO RC AIRPLANES
Benefits of Membership
- Lots of new friends
- Support model aviation in this time of threatend government regulation
- Plenty of advice - some of it good!
- Access to our uncrowded flying field
- Free flying lessons
- Monthly meetings with refreshments, guest speakers and raffles
- Legendary Christmas Party
- Low key events such as float flying, night flying, barbeques, Slow Stick contests, etc
CLICK HERE FOR INTRODUCTION TO AMA VIDEO
- CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A 2015 SFDRCM MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (usable for 2016)
FLYING FIELD IS LOCATED AT THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE JUNCTION OF THE 605 AND 210 FREEWAY IN IRWINDALE CA. THERE ARE TWO ENTRANCES. ONE GATE IS AT THE CORNER OF DUARTE ROAD AND HIGHLAND AVE IN DUARTE, NEXT TO CITY OF HOPE. THE OTHER ENTRANCE IS FROM ARROW HIGHWAY JUST EAST OF THE 605 FWY AT THE BASE OF THE SANTA FE DAM.
RUNWAY COORDINATES 34.12871, -117.9661
Aerial View of Field and Vacinity (runway and pit area in upper right half of red circle)
See below for directions to entrance gates.
FLYING FIELD ENTRANCES - CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW FOR GOOGLE MAP - NOTE GATES MAY BE LOCKED - MEMBERS HAVE KEYS
DUARTE GATE (Duarte & Highland)
Go East on Duarte Road past City of
Hope, continue straight through the
gate on the right. Go straight on the
gravel road toward the freeway. Just
before the freeway make a sharp
right turn onto the paved road along
the edge of the dam. (You must meet
a member there to unlock the gate).
Continue on the top of the dam to the
ramp down to the field (marked by a
sign). Park on the concrete apron to
of the dam.
|ARROW HIGHWAY GATE (1417 Arrow Hwy)
IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO KARE
BE A GOOD MEMBER AND GET THE MOST FROM YOUR CLUB
PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE BELOW FROM "THE AMA INSIDER"
The Club Corner
by Jim Wallen, AMA Insider Club Editor
How involved are you in your local club? Perhaps you just want to pay your dues and go fly your planes when you want. Maybe you volunteer to cut the weeds on a tidy-up day at the field but you don’t want to do much more. Maybe you seldom go to a club meeting or perhaps you make it a point to attend all of them.
Have you ever submitted an article for your club newsletter? Do you go to some of the club social functions? Have you ever cornered your club field marshal to share with him or her some ideas you would like to see implemented? Do you show up for your training night at the field to help out? Keep in mind that all skill levels can find a role to help out with the new guys and kids!
Have you ever had the urge to put together a fund-raiser for the club? Can you find a way to show up early for club meetings and help with setting up refreshments? Have you ever thought about setting up a Valentine Day Fun-Fly to get some of the ladies involved? Did you ever think about becoming a club officer?
You get the point. The list goes on and on. You will find that the clubs that have more people involved tend to prosper and those that don’t tend to stagnate and even fail. We all know that 10% of the members do 90% of the work. It doesn’t have to be that way!
If you are in any sort of leadership role in your club, think about ways to motivate some folks and change that ratio. Things do not just happen by themselves. It takes you to initiate change. Take that first step and watch how your club benefits. Q