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The Interclub Fun Fly is Coming Up!

Sunday, August 14th is the day for the Interclub Fun Fly with the PropMasters of Naperville. Come out to Pratt's-Wayne Flying Field at noon to set up. We'll start flying competition at 1:00 PM.

The event is a Two Minute Dead Stick Spot Landing. This is the same event we conducted at our July Fun Fly #3. It a 2-minute timed flight from wheels up to touch down. No mechanical aids are allowed in timing.

Perfect score is a 2 minute flight. However, there will be a penalty if you bounce on landing more than one-half the height of your wheels. Practice up for this one, folks!

SRCB Members Connect

04 Aug, 19:26 Steve: Flight instruction is on for tonight
04 Aug, 17:15 Ernie B: Chuck W. said everything was sealcoated except the runway...that sounds odd!!
04 Aug, 16:41 Paul K: See you there.
04 Aug, 15:33 Steve: Flight instruction is on for tonight
04 Aug, 09:24 Ernie B: Kurt's latest email 08/04/2022 says the sealcoating is done and the field is open for use.
04 Aug, 09:23 Marty S: Anybody make it past P-W yesterday?
02 Aug, 14:49 Ernie B: Kurt says PWW is still closed for maintenance.
02 Aug, 09:32 Scott T: Also, the interclub competition will start at 1pm instead of our normal 10am.
01 Aug, 22:28 Ernie B: Correction Aug. 14th
01 Aug, 22:27 Ernie B: I would like to encourage y'all to participate in the Interclub Fun Fly Aug. 18th
28 Jul, 22:44 Paul Kramer: Pratt's Wayne is closed tomorrow The parking lot is being re sealed.
28 Jul, 18:03 Steve: Going to be a bit late to flight instruction tonight. Train is running behind!
28 Jul, 07:33 Steve: Flight instruction tonight (7/28) at 6pm. A little breezy but should be nice.
21 Jul, 12:54 Ernie B: The Gallery is coming alive, Scott put some FF#3 in an album and I put some FF#1 into the members album...have a look, let's get active!
20 Jul, 18:35 Steve: No Flight Instruction This Week (7/21)
19 Jul, 08:42 Ernie B: We had 6 R/C pilots show up for FF#3, I hope we have greater participation for the Interclub Fun Fly 8/14/2022.
17 Jul, 16:40 Forecast: Fun ... accomplished
17 Jul, 08:48 Paul Kramer: Threat of rain. Gray day . Doesn't look like fun
17 Jul, 06:19 Forecast: 7/17 9am FF3: 7 mph gusting to 13 from the NNE and 71 cloudy skies
17 Jul, 06:19 Forecast: 7/17 9am FF3: 7 mph gusting to 13 from the NNE and 71 cloudy skies
16 Jul, 08:15 Forecast: 7/17 9am FF3: 8 mph winds gusting to 16 from the NNE and 71 cloudy skies. Crosswind!
14 Jul, 15:30 Paul K: I'll arrive about 4PM to practice 2 minute flying for the Sunday Funfly
14 Jul, 14:14 Terry w: See you tonight for flight instruction.
14 Jul, 11:57 Steve: Flight instruction IS ON tonight at 6PM! 79 degrees and 8MPH winds, should be a beautiful night!
07 Jul, 12:17 Steve: Flight instruction IS ON for tonight at 6PM! Looks like a nice calm night!
05 Jul, 13:10 Glad: Glad to see the fun fly dates finally corrected in the calendar
04 Jul, 06:01 Uncle Sam: Happy 4th of July
01 Jul, 15:45 Ernie B: I spoke to Jack Macpherson RE: interclub Fun Fly and it is simply a 2 minute task, timed from takeoff to timers allowed.
30 Jun, 21:23 Ernie B: Terryw, sounds like your grandson did well, Steve had good things to say! Well done!
30 Jun, 17:04 Terryw: See you tonight for flight school
30 Jun, 11:30 Steve: Flight instruction tonight at 6PM. Looks a little breezy out but we will give it a try!
29 Jun, 11:34 Marty S: Soory aboot that, missed the board meeting. Was working online with a buddy on his project. What happened?
28 Jun, 13:43 Question: Current Event Calendar only show the Interclub Fun Fly is moved?
28 Jun, 13:30 Question: I thought all the Fun Flys were being moved to the Sunday between the member meeting and board meeting?
23 Jun, 06:36 Terry w: Thanks for the update, see you next wk.
22 Jun, 23:05 Steve: Sorry, I will be out of town tomorrow, 6/23, and need to cancel flight instruction. I will be back out next week (6/30) weather permitting.
22 Jun, 23:04 Steve: Terry (and all), I will be out of town tomorrow (6/33
22 Jun, 23:04 Steve: Terry (and all), I will be out of town tomorrow (6/33
22 Jun, 16:21 TerryW: Like to bring my grandson (age 10) tomorrow night if possible for new pilot training.
18 Jun, 06:21 Dodger: I believe the normal start time for Thurs. evening training is 6 pm
16 Jun, 11:47 Marty S: Roger, dodger. I will make a note of it below.
16 Jun, 09:49 Steve: Weather tonight is 90 degrees and wind at around 18 gusting to 29. Not a great night for flight instruction. Let me know if you are coming out and I can be there by 6:30 but, if no one responds, I will plan on calling tonight off.
15 Jun, 21:47 Steve: Marty, flight instruction has started Thursdays at 6pm ish. I will post here by noon each Thursday to confirm I will be at the field (weather, etc.)
15 Jun, 20:14 Steve: Marty, flight instruction has started Thursdays at 6pm ish. I will post here by noon each Thursday to confirm I will be at the field (weather, etc.)
13 Jun, 16:05 Lilmbo: 4 contestants, 1st Les, 2nd Scott, 3rd Kurt, 4th Ernie
12 Jun, 19:14 Marty S: How did the Lilmbo go?
12 Jun, 19:12 Marty S: Steve, what should I say about training?
12 Jun, 19:11 Marty S: Busy all week at church for VBS. Somebody take some notes at the meeting tomorrow PM.
09 Jun, 17:44 Steve: Flight instruction tonight at around 6PM! Looks like a nice night to fly!
09 Jun, 14:03 Steve: Flight instruction tonight at around 6PM! Looks like a nice night to fly!
09 Jun, 12:14 Steve: Flight instruction tonight at around 6PM! Looks like a nice night to fly!
05 Jun, 13:51 Marty S: Can't make it to the Limbo; gotta work at church that morning. Oh, well.
15 May, 17:28 Forecast:: Barnstormers vs. Propmasters goes to the Barnstormers 10 to 4 in two rounds.
15 May, 04:32 Forecast 05/15 1p:: Winds 6 mph gusting to 7 from the NE 73 and cloudy skies.
15 May, 03:02 Marty S: Didn't get a glider put together, but I'm coming out anyway. Maybe I can hold a clipboard or something.
14 May, 06:05 Forecast 05/15 12p: Winds 6 mph gusting to 8 from the NNE and 71 with cloudy skies.
13 May, 07:52 the Weatherman: Forecast: 05/14 Sa 12pm: 9 mph winds gusting to 16 from the NW with 69 possible rain. 05/15 Su 12pm: 10 mph winds gusting to 15 from the NW with 69 cloudy skies.
03 May, 18:30 Marty S: Not trying to drive anybody away, just mentioning that I had an issue needing resolution. I didn't even know the problem existed until that loooong URI showed up.
02 May, 07:48 Steve: URL shortening.
01 May, 08:57 Steve: URL shortening.
29 Apr, 13:45 Ernie B: Well, Marty - simple solution, after this post I won't have anything to do with your website...
29 Apr, 11:45 Marty S: The PHP code I used from a decade ago broke when Ernie added a URI as long as a freight train. Code is "fixed" so that this issue won't come up again, but isn't completely cured of the base problem. Oh, well.
27 Apr, 18:01 Ernie B: Tom V., Kurt K. and I had a blast flying gliders and DLGs!
25 Apr, 09:18 Ernie B: 04/27 12p a few people are headed to Manville to test & tune gliders
17 Apr, 06:12 Ernie B: Happy Easter Y'all
16 Apr, 18:17 Kurt : Does anyone want 5 gallon plastic containers? Last stored in them...... Nitro fuel.
13 Apr, 19:01 Ernie B: Link to a map for Manville: ,-88.205259/Kress+creek+farms+park/@41.8 585997,-88.2076379,16.33z/data=!4m9!4m8! 1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x880efefd79a9f517:0xa 19339b7cf7a2ebc!2m2!1d-88.2077043!2d41.8 583477
13 Apr, 14:09 Ernie B: Answer: One plane at 9:00 am the other at 9:00 pm
13 Apr, 13:06 Ernie B: If two airplanes are flying in opposite directions to the exact same location & elevation and each arrives at 9:00, why do they not collide?
12 Apr, 11:11 Ernie B: No Marty, there are no more lead weights, these are identical to what you buy at the hobby shops.
12 Apr, 10:50 Marty S: Mmmm, lead tire weights. Throw in a little solder and you have bullet casting material.
11 Apr, 21:42 Ernie B: I have 1 pound of weights in 1/4 ounce increments salvaged from tire balancing, free to anyone needing some. Take what you need and leave some for others!
11 Apr, 10:41 Marty S: Yeah, I'm gonna hafta give away some of my stuff as well. I won't have room for it all at the new place and the warehouse it's in now is being rented out.
08 Apr, 16:14 Kurt: I'm cleaning up the basement, found an old Kalt Barron 50 Nitro Helicopter.. Has a .60 OS Heli Engine, old JR Radio system. Put away in flyable condition about 40 years ago. Free to anyone. Got some spare parts too.
02 Apr, 18:50 Ernie B: Sorry, that is noon tomorrow 04/03
02 Apr, 16:02 Ernie B: If you have a powered glider and would like to test it for the funfly tenatively scheduled for 5/15 we'll be at Manville at noon.
31 Mar, 12:48 Marty S: Never mind the crossword attribution. March newsletter finally posted.
15 Mar, 18:39 Marty S.: That would be "borrowed" from AMA. Scott is reworking the attribution.
13 Mar, 14:46 Ernie B: So who made the crossword for the Mar. Newsletter? Well Done!
Thursday Evening Training is Up and Running!

Thursday Evening Training out at Pratt's-Wayne runs most Thursday evenings starting from 6:00 PM and going until close to sunset. Watch the Members Connect chatbox above for details and announcements.

Here's a flyer detailing training at our field.

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
July 11 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
July 17 Fun Fly #3 9:00 AM setup,
10:00 AM start
Flying Field
July 25 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Aug 8 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Aug 14 Interclub Fun Fly Noon setup,
1:00 PM start
Flying Field
Aug 22 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Sep 12 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Sep 18 Fun Fly #4 9:00 AM setup,
10:00 AM start
Flying Field
Sep 26 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Oct 10 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Oct 24 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Nov 14 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Nov 28 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Dec 12 Christmas meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
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.

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.

Multiple Flying Venues

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.

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

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 --