Suburban R/C Barnstormers
Come Fly Radio Control Aircraft With Us!

Interclub Fun Fly Reschedule!

SRCB and Prop Masters are back on again for the Interclub Fun Fly and contest. The original date was blown out with gale force winds. Let's hope the new date has calmer weather. We'll meet at Springbrook Prairie on Saturday, September 25. Trim flights start at 10:00 AM and the contest starts at 11:00 AM. Members need to show up! Don't forget we'll be sharing lunch with the Prop Masters; a great chance to catch up with these folks and swap news and ideas.

SRCB Members Connect

13 Sep, 05:46 Ernie B: Hi Joe...just keep it.
12 Sep, 23:33 Joe Heneghan: Ernie, still haven't forgot your wrench....
11 Sep, 08:06 Ernie B: Sadly the 20th anniversary of 9/11/2001
06 Sep, 22:47 Ernie B: Sorry I missed the member meeting, got caught up in family gathering.
02 Sep, 18:17 Joe heneghan : Might be a little late
TENT is Ongoing

We have Thursday Evening Newbie Training out at Pratt's-Wayne as long as the weather holds. Training starts around 05:30 PM and goes until the light fades. We have multiple trainer aircraft and radios.

You will need your free FAA TRUST certification to participate in training. You can take the test online via the AMA's TRUST test facility. The test is very straightforward and certification is nearly guaranteed, even for first time testees.

Contact Flight Instructor Steve Thill for more info or to schedule a training session. You can always just show up, but we can't promise you a training slot.

Don't Forget to Get Certified

The FAA is requiring The Recreational UAS Safety Test certification for all recreational flyers now. You can take the test online via the AMA's TRUST test facility. If you have been flying R/C for more than a week you'll pass on the first attempt. Keep your certification in printed form in your flight box and in PDF form on your phone, along with your FAA registration number.

Yes, this is a drag, but is an FAA requirement. Let's cooperate to avoid any issues that could affect our hobby.

Current Event Calendar
Sep 6 Membership meeting 07:00 PM At the library(?)
Sep 20 Board meeting 07:00 PM
(06:45 PM login)
via ZOOM
Sep 25 Interclub Fun
Fly (rescheduled)
10:00 AM
trim flights
11:00 AM start
Springbrook Prarie
Flying Field
Oct 4 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Oct 18 Board meeting 07:00 PM
(06:45 PM login)
via ZOOM
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Time Contact
11 Sep 21 Parade of Planes
09:00 AM 05:00 PM

Repeating Events

Suburban Aeroclub of Chicago

Just Friends, Fun, and Flying!

Winged Wednesday

Wednesday Evening Flying! Who's in? Nothing formal. All are invited. Get help learning to fly!

5:00 PM 'til sundown
Tinley Creek Model Airplane Flying Field
S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443

Float Fly Friday

Planes/Boats/Helicopters/Hovercraft -- If it floats and or flies it's welcome.

Every 1st Saturday & 3rd Friday of the Month
Saturday on Memorial Day, July 3rd, and Labor Day weekends
Normal Friday and Saturday landing fee is $5.00 (free to SAC members)
Memorial Day and Labor Day landing fee is $10.00

Suburban R/C Barnstormers, Inc. (SRCB) is an AMA (Chapter 640) chartered model aviation club with a deep history. Our emphasis is on radio-controlled aircraft of all types and sizes — from indoor flight to giant scale; fixed wing, helicopters, and multirotors; scratch built and Ready-To-Fly. We fly 'em all!

SRCB have been bringing radio control model aircraft hobbyists together in northeastern Illinois, mainly suburban Chicago, for many years. Our members participate in regular monthly meetings and club flying events plus a variety of special activities throughout the year. We range in age and modeling experience from toddler through elderly and from complete beginners through advanced model designers, builders, and pilots. Whatever your model aircraft interests or skill level, you'll find a welcome home at SRCB.

You can find us flying year 'round at Pratt's Wayne Model Flight Field in Bartlett.

Just getting into the hobby and need some help or advice? Our members are very friendly and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We even have instructors that can teach you to fly! Check out our Contact Us page for the instructor's email address.


Some of our regular activities include the following:

...and much more. Come join us at an upcoming meeting or other event to see what we're about.

A Passion for Flying

SRCB members design, build, and fly fuel and electric airplanes and helicopters of all sizes, shapes, and description. We have members who stick with Ready-To-Fly models and members who scratch build their own planes all the way down to the landing gear struts. No matter what your interest is in R/C model aviation you'll find somebody who shares your passion at SRCB.

All Are Welcome

SRCB welcomes anyone interested in R/C aviation to join us (AMA membership required to fly). You may have flown control line or free flight as a kid. You may be discovering R/C for the first time. You may not even own any aircraft, but are just interested in the hobby. Come talk to us and see if SRCB is the place for you.

To join our club you can print up and mail in the handy online membership application. For more information you can email us at . Or if you prefer you can contact someone on our contacts list to get information on a specific topic. We look forward to seeing you and talking R/C aircraft!

A Note from the Webmaster

Send Photos to Scott Taylor

Okay, okay, okay. Enough people have been asking for this feature that I just added it. Of course we'll have to do some tuning to get what we want out of the GalleryProject add-on to the site, but at least there's a way to post pictures here so that we can all appreciate them.

Send pics to newsletter and site content editor Scott Taylor for inclusion in the photo gallery. We'll be tuning up the gallery as we find out how we'd like to use it.

As always, for corrections to content and any new info you'd like to see posted contact Scott. He will pick out the best of what we have available and see to it that it gets put up here.

-- Marty Schrader, Webmaster --