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

Name That Plane at the June Membership Meeting!

You think you know your R/C planes? Well, bunkie -- come on out to the meeting and demonstrate your expertise! There will be bragging rights to be had by those who can identify the ancient, the obscure, the odd, and the rare!

Late addition: we will be in the east meeting room instead of our usual spot in the west meeting room. A sign in the lobby will direct you.

SRCB Members Connect

18 Jun, 14:41 Ernie B: AlleRC going out of business sale, up to 90% off
16 Jun, 13:31 Ernie B: FF 3# Bomb Drop & Target Landing picture in the gallery
15 Jun, 19:19 Ernie B: Tomorrow Sunday 06/16 Funfly BombDrop & Target Landing ... Happy Fathers Day!
10 Jun, 11:06 Marty S: Stanley Cup game 2 is tonight. Sorry, folks.
20 May, 21:51 Tim C. : Thanks to all the guys who helped me set up and fly my plane
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
10 Jun 07:00 PM Membership meeting
Name That Plane
Itasca Library
16 Jun 09:00-noon Fun Fly #3 Bomb Drop and Target Landing
8 Jul 07:00 PM Membership meeting
3D Printing
Itasca Library
14 Jul 09:00-noon Fun Fly #4: Bowling &
Scott Taylor Memorial
Family Day
10 Aug 09:00 AM Membership meeting
and flying
18 Aug 08:00 AM Fun Fly #5: Interclub
Contest with Prop Masters
Springbrook Prairie
7 Sep 09:00 AM Membership meeting
and flying
15 Sep 09:00-noon Fun Fly #6: Glider
23 Sep 07:00 PM Board meeting Zoom
14 Oct Canceled Club meeting ---
11 Nov 07:00 PM Membership meeting; Officer
Nomination & Election
Itasca Library
9 Dec 07:00 PM Membership meeting;
Christmas Pot Luck party
Itasca Library
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.


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 . 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 --