Smithsonian Museum Day Give Free Admission
to Dozens of Museums We Like

Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for two people.
California museums of interest to us include:

  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (San Diego),
  • Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum (Vista),
  • March Field Air Museum (Riverside),
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum (San Diego),
  • Yanks Air Museum (Chino)
  • Plus MANY others for other interests

Free ticket required, admits two people. For your ticket and list of museums, visit Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day website


Float Fly Lake Perris Oct 27
Come get your feet wet. Inland Empire R/C Club is hosting a Halloween Float Fly at Lake Perris State Recreation Area on October 27th from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Fuel and Electric welcomed. Will have a retrieval boat and a raffle.. Landing fee $15. Park admission $10 ($9 seniors). Park snack bar and camping available. nice hard sandy beach, can park close to the water. And the lake is now full. 
Contact John, 951 808-1729






General Meeting: second Wednesday of the month
7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross
376 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
On the south campus of Arcadia Methodist Hospital
Socialize, business, refreshments, raffle, show and tell,


Tune up your float planes!

Float Set Up

Membership Application / Renewal Form Available On Line
Welcome flyers from Robin's Hobby flying field!

New members joining in now thru Sept pro-rated: only $80 ($84 PayPal)
Click the image below to access the Online Application and Renewal Form.
After you submit it we will email you payment options. Don't forget your AMA has to be renewed also.
Renewals after Feb 28 will be treated as new members.
NEW MEMBERS: Please go to the Become a Member tab for necessary information.






July 13: FAA Pushes for Repeal of Section 336 and More Authority Over Recreational Operators

FAA Deputy Director Characterizes Section 336 as a “Fundamental Barrier” to Security

The U.S. House of Representatives Aviation Committee held a Counter UAS Issues Roundtable Discussion yesterday – and the issue of regulation for recreational operators was a central theme.

The argument over Section 336 – the part of the law that exempts model aircraft from new FAA rulemaking, otherwise known as the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft” (see the FAA’s interpretation and explanation here ) – is ramping up.  As lawmakers discuss drone security – and, specifically, S.2836, the “Preventing Emerging Threats Act,” recreational operators are in the cross fire.

FAA Deputy Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Angela Stubblefield – the FAA representative who spoke at the last FAA Symposium about “the careless, the clueless, and the criminal,” drone operators – blamed Section 336 clearly for security issues.  Stubblefield testified that FAA supports S. 2836, which would grant Department of Justice (DoJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security broad authority to shoot down, disrupt, track, or otherwise disable drones deemed threatening, despite any other federal law to the contrary.

Section 336 a “Fundamental Barrier” to Security

However, she said that the FAA was hindered in making progress on drone security without clear laws requiring universal registration and remote ID and tracking: laws that would apply to all drone operators.



Infiniti Introduces First Production Variable Compression Engine

VC Engine

You gear heads will love this. This is a truly innovative engine with a host of advanced features. Now available in Infinitii Q60. Click in the image to watch the video on how this works. 


The AMA Expo West (formerly AMA Expo, and International Model Show) has been at the
Ontario Convention Center for a number of years. The role of selling trade shows has changed
in recent years as sales migrate to the internet and manufacturers and importers face profit pressure.
In an attempt to reimage the Expo, it will move to the LA Fairground with dates of November 2 - 4, 2018.
There will be room for outdoor flying (on the former horserace track) and indoor flying, boats, and trains. The prior dates in January were bad for sales (after Christmas)
and attendance after the New Years holiday. The new date and location should result in increased attendance
and publicity for our hobbies. 

AMA comes up with simplified, concise Safety Code

For a complete copy of AMA’s Safety Handbook please visit:

Academy of Model Aeronautics

National Model Aircraft Safety Code

Effective January 1, 2018

A model aircraft is a non-human-carrying device capable of sustained flight within visual line of sight of the pilot or spotter(s). It may not exceed limitations of this code and is intended exclusively for sport, recreation, education and/or competition. All model flights must be conducted in accordance with this safety code and related AMA guidelines, any additional rules specific to the flying site, as well as all applicable laws and regulations.

As an AMA member I agree:

  • I will not fly a model aircraft in a careless or reckless manner.
  • I will not interfere with and will yield the right of way to all human-carrying aircraft using AMA’s See and Avoid Guidance and a spotter when appropriate.
  • I will not operate any model aircraft while I am under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could adversely affect my ability to safely control the model.
  • I will avoid flying directly over unprotected people, moving vehicles, and occupied structures.
  • I will fly Free Flight (FF) and Control Line (CL) models in compliance with AMA’s safety programming.
  • I will maintain visual contact of an RC model aircraft without enhancement other than corrective lenses prescribed to me. When using an advanced flight system, such as an autopilot, or flying First-Person View (FPV), I will comply with AMA’s Advanced Flight System programming.
  • I will only fly models weighing more than 55 pounds, including fuel, if certified through AMA’s Large Model Airplane Program.
  • I will only fly a turbine-powered model aircraft in compliance with AMA’s Gas Turbine Program.
  • I will not fly a powered model outdoors closer than 25 feet to any individual, except for myself or my helper(s) located at the flight line, unless I am taking off and landing, or as otherwise provided in AMA’s Competition Regulation.
  • I will use an established safety line to separate all model aircraft operations from spectators and bystanders.

We want to thank all the members and guests that attended the 2018 Open House. We had lots of members and a good number of guest pilots and public and families. Weather was warm and sunny. A Santa Ana windy morning calmed down to allow a full day of flying. Trainers, racing drones, autogyros, ducted fans, pattern ships, crop dusters. A little of everything. A huge thank you to Don Bangle for a wonderful Fuddrucker's lunch, We got at least five new members on site and several more prospects. Donations were collected for our charities - City of Hope, Red Cross, DAV and Friends of Santa Fe Dam. All in all a memorable day. If anyone has pictures to share, please email the pictures or links to your uploaded pictures to


2018 Open House Flyer






Pictures from January Float Fly

Thank you to Frank Ross of sending these pictures.
Thanks Don Bangle for pizza. 

Thanks Nature for great weather and a great hobby.
What could be better???

Click HERE for album

It Flew Well


 FAA Registration Reinstated
The requirement that all unmanned RC aircraft weighing over 250 grams has been reinstated by act of Congress. If you registered initially and did not request refund and cancellation, you need take no action. If you did not register, you now must register. One registration covers all your hobby aircraft. Commercially used aircraft must be registered individually. AMA and FAA numbers must be posted on the aircraft. Clubs will not be required to enforce FAA registration.

For more information, go to the AMA website



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