Suburban R/C Barnstormers
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At the Library

Since we're back to meeting at the library Scott Taylor is conducting a membership poll to determine if we want to go back to the second Monday of the month. Look for it in your email inbox or snail mail.

For those who wish to observe the meeting by Zoom there is information in your newsletter.

SRCB Members Connect

25 Nov, 12:14 Angelo M.: Ron Wickett - any idea if Canlan Sportplex will have any indoor in january or february? Can't make those december dates.
25 Nov, 06:02 Ernie B: Happy Thanksgiving Y'all
05 Nov, 18:17 Ron Wickett: Have no idea what the word limit is so can't post the information, needs to be changed
05 Nov, 18:14 Ron Wickett: Pkwy, Barrington IL. 60010 , 3 Fridays 11AM to 2:30 PM. Dec 3,10, 17, @ $16 each, you pick which you want. 2) District 214 Forest View Fieldhouse, 2121 S Goebbert Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005 this session is closed and did not see info
05 Nov, 18:12 Ron Wickett: Here is some information on indoor flying, two places from Carl Will, mentioned at the meeting, and I did not find others, if anyone does please add to this. 1) Canlan Sportplex, ( previosly Lake Barrington Fieldhouse) 28156 W Northpointe
Thursday Evening Training has Ended for the Season

Thursday Evening Training out at Pratt's-Wayne has ended for the season. Catch up with us next year starting in about late May or early June, weather dependent.

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
Nov 1 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Nov 15 Board meeting 07:00 PM
(06:45 PM login)
via ZOOM
Dec 6 Christmas membership
07:00 PM Itasca Community
Dec 20 Board meeting 07:00 PM
(06:45 PM login)
via ZOOM
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Time Contact

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.

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