Suburban R/C Barnstormers
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The Passing of a Great

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Hector Rivera, a former president of the club and a major supporter of all things SRCB. Hector suffered complications during surgery on March 20 and could not be revived. He is survived by his wife Ofelia, also a former SRCB officer, and his extended family.

The entire SRCB community will miss Hector greatly.

SRCB Members Connect

08 Apr, 22:47 Ernie B: Congrats Stanley Crowe 2024 People's Choice award winner!
08 Apr, 22:46 Ernie B: 2024 People's Choice pics in the gallery
27 Mar, 18:23 Jeff P: Thanks again Ernie.
26 Mar, 21:08 Ernie B: Hello Jeff P, The wake is Apr 3rd, but I want to confirm with Offie before giving out details. Please be patient.
23 Mar, 21:51 Jeff P: Thanks Ernie.
New Year, New Challenges, Same Old PM

Don't forget to service your batteries. Check your supply of wing-holding rubber bands; if they haven't been treated with Breakfree or some other longevity-increasing treatment they may need to be replaced. Your engines should all have been cleaned last November. If not, dig 'em all out and do the maintenance now.

Preventative maintenance may be a PITA, but it keeps your models flying without avoidable grief.

Current Event Calendar
8 Apr 07:00 PM Membership meeting;
People's Choice Contest
Itasca Library
22 Apr 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
4 May 08:00-noon SRCB Tailgate Swap St. John
Neumann Church
13 May 07:00 PM Membership meeting
topic TBD
Itasca Library
or Pratt's-Wayne
19 May 10:00-noon
Trim flights 09:00
Pratt's-Wayne Fun Fly #2
27 May 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
10 Jun 07:00 PM Membership meeting
topic TBD
Itasca Library
or Pratt's-Wayne
16 Jun --- Fun Fly #3 ---
24 Jun 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
8 Jul 07:00 PM Membership meeting
topic TBD
Itasca Library
or Pratt's-Wayne
14 Jul 09:00-noon Fun Fly #4: Family Day
& Scott Taylor Memorial
Pratt's-Wayne
22 Jul 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
12 Aug 07:00 PM Membership meeting
topic TBD
Itasca Library
or Pratt's-Wayne
18 Aug --- Fun Fly #5: Interclub
Contest with Prop Masters
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26 Aug 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
9 Sep 07:00 PM Membership meeting
topic TBD
Itasca Library
or Pratt's-Wayne
15 Sep Fun Fly #6
23 Sep 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
14 Oct 07:00 PM Membership meeting
topic TBD
Itasca Library
28 Oct 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
11 Nov 07:00 PM Membership meeting; Officer
Nomination & Election
Itasca Library
25 Nov 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
9 Dec 07:00 PM Membership meeting;
Christmas Pot Luck party
Itasca Library
23 Dec 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Time Location 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

Visit the Suburban Aero Club for more details.

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.

Activities

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.

Multiple Flying Venues

SRCB has two FRIA-approved 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.

All Are Welcome

SRCB welcomes anyone interested in R/C aviation to join us. (Note that AMA membership is required to fly at club events held at our FRIA-approved fields.) 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 info@suburbanrcbarnstormers.com . 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

Adding Members to the Gallery

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 --