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

Concours Contest at the June Meeting!

Get ready to show off your best modeling skills during the June ZOOM meeting. You better have a good camera, because we need to see details!

SRCB Members Connect

17 May, 12:35 Marty: I was glad we were able to get some of that stuff we had stored away into the hands of folks ready to make it fly again.
16 May, 17:31 Ernie b: I hope the swap went got items into correct hands and emptied the storages for a few!
16 May, 17:29 Ernie B: Hi Guys, I was very glad to see many old friends and meet some I had only met in a Zoom meeting.
15 May, 20:06 Ernie B: Splash not Spash... sorry
15 May, 20:05 Ernie B: The Lion Pavilion is between the Turtle Spash Water Park and the ARK Center.
R/C Stuff For Sale

Dave Mosquera has a Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 Helicopter he would like to sell. Although it is an older glow powered model, it has never been crashed and in need of only very light maintenance. If you are interested, please contact him at

Ron Hilger, Jr. would like to sell all of his father's planes, transmitters, and RC related items. He has a lot of items to move, so if you've ever envied one of the models Ron has brought out to the field, now is the time to take it home with you. We will likely post some pictures of items in his hanger soon. You can contact Ron, Jr. at 224-217-3236.

Current Event Calendar
May is Whipper Whiz Fun Fly Month
Submit your flight data!
May 16 Freebie Club "Swap" Noon - 4:00PM Reed Keppler Park
pavilion, West Chicago
May 17 Board meeting 07:00 PM (06:45 PM login) via ZOOM
Jun 7 Membership meeting
Static Contest!
07:00 PM (06:45 PM login) via ZOOM
Jun 21 Board meeting 07:00 PM (06:45 PM login) via ZOOM
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Time Contact
5 and 6 Jun Cavalcade of Planes 2021 10:00AM-4:00PM Clow International Airport
130 S. Clow International Parkway
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
(630) 378-0479

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 --