|Suburban R/C Barnstormers|
For the balance of 2023 new junior members aged 19 and under join SRCB for free. We are waiving the normal dues in order to remove this obsticle from the path of young folks looking to get into radio control flying. Ask us about the many benefits of joining our club at a meeting, an event, or through our email! C'mon, get into it!
SRCB Members Connect
29 May, 07:36 Ernie B: Happy Memorial Day - Hats off to those who served, we thank you for your service!
22 May, 20:33 Bob S: This is a test
21 May, 21:37 Ernie B: Some pictures from the micro BoT funfly are in the gallery
21 May, 10:25 Marty S: I mean, Manville Oaks.
21 May, 10:23 Marty S: Are people still going to fly some Birds of Time out at P-W?
The Bird of Time Club Build is Underway!
Stay tuned for details on how to get a kit and join the build.
Current Event Calendar
Events Hosted by Others
Suburban Aeroclub of Chicago
Just Friends, Fun, and Flying!
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.
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.
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.
SRCB has two fields at which we regularly fly plus several local parks that members use for ad hoc flying sessions. For "serious" flying we use Pratt's-Wayne field, part of the DuPage Forest Preserve. We also fly more relaxed sessions out at Kress Creek Farms Park (known as Manville Oaks), part of the West Chicago Park District. Ask around at a club meeting to discover where and when other members regularly fly so you can join them there.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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!
Those members who would like to post pics up on the photo gallery can ask me about getting access. I'll create an account for you and you can post up there.
-- Marty Schrader, Webmaster --