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WELCOME TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY RADIO CONTROL CLUB WEBPAGE AMA 1661!

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK! www.facebook.com/franklinrc

Weather: http://www.peepweather.com/forecast/01376

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

APPLICATION FOR AIRPORT ID BADGE

FAA REGISTRATION SITE - To Register your sUAS

UPCOMING EVENTS - FOR DETAILS VISIT OUR "EVENTS" IN THE MENU

ANNUAL SPRING FIELD CLEANUP AND "FIRST SEASON FLY" - SUNDAY, APRIL 15th 2018 10am


ANNUAL GIANT WESTERN MA RC FLEA MARKET - APRIL 28th 2018

PLEASE NOTE: The Turners Falls Spring Parade and 5K will be the same Day as our Flea Market. It will be easiest to access the Tech school from Millers Falls/Lake Pleasant.  I-91 Exit 27 to Route 2 East.  Follow signs for Rt 63 South and take W. Main St/Turners Falls Road West out of Millers.  The Directions coming from the East (Worcester/Boston area) are similar, Route 2 West to Route 63 South in Millers Falls, the rest is the same.  Or from the South take I-91 Exit 24 to 116 South (Sunderland) Left on 47N at the light after the Deerfield/Sunderland bridge.  Follow signs to route 63 and you can take Lake Pleasant Road to Turners Falls Road. Left (W) on Turners Falls Road to Industrial Park Road after the Airport Entrance.


FATHER'S DAY FUN FLY (AMA PILOTS AND PUBLIC WELCOME!) - June 16-17th 2018 (Camping Available, no hookups)


TURNERS FALLS AIRPORT OPEN HOUSE - August 11th & 12th (Sat/Sun), 2018 from 10-4pm


FALL BBQ & FUN FLY - Sunday October 14th, 2018


LINKS TO UPDATED AMA SAFETY CODE AND MANUAL

2018 AMA SAFETY HANDBOOK PUB. 100

2018 UPDATED AMA CODE PUB. 105

 

FCRCC MISSION STATEMENT:

Our primary focus at FCRCC is to provide a safe learning environment for all aspects of RC Aero-modeling, for members to share experiences and to promote the highest levels of safety for all aero-modeling activities.  Preservation for our Hobby and flying site are a primary focus of the club and its members, to provide a unique, community based environment.   If you're interested, but hesitant, we want to help welcome you into a hobby that provides a great technical learning experience, oh yes, and of course... lots of FUN too!

 

OPEN SESSIONS: WE TYPICALLY FLY FROM MID APRIL TO OCTOBER ON SUNDAYS FROM 11am-3pm AND TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM JUNE - SEPTEMBER (WEATHER DEPENDING)

See you at the Field!

 

FCRCC BUSINESS MEETINGS (PUBLIC  WELCOME TO ATTEND!)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11th, 2018 - Montague Police/Fire Station meeting room

MONTAGUE POLICE AND FIRE STATION IS LOCATED AT THE CORNERS OF TURNPIKE ROAD AND TURNERS FALLS ROAD IN TURNERS FALLS, MA. COME JOIN US FOR A MEETING TO SEE WHAT WE"RE ALL ABOUT!  WE WELCOME THE INTERESTED PUBLIC FOR ANY MEETING, EVENT OR WHEN THE GATE IS OPEN AT THE FIELD!


 

A REMIDER TO ALL: WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FLY AT OUR FIELD DURING SCHEDULED EVENTS ON THE FIELDS AT FCTS (HOME GAMES). SEE SCHEDULE BELOW AND YOU MAY ALSO FOLLOW THE LINK IN THE LEFT HAND MENU.

FRANKLIN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE OF HOME FIELD EVENTS (AS POSTED AT DIGITAL SPORTS)

FCTS SPORTS SCHEDULE

 

 

 

COME TRY OUR RUNWAY!

FLY WITH US WHEN OUR GATES ARE OPEN!!!!!!

OUR RUNWAY IS APPROXIMATELY 54' X 300' WITH GOOD APPROACHES.  IT IS THE US-230 AERO-MODELING FABRIC THAT WAS SHOWCASED IN AMA SEVERAL SEASONS AGO.

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GENERAL INFORMATION AND FLYING!

OUR CLUB IS A 7 DAY A WEEK CLUB IF YOU ARE A MEMBER. This means that if you are a paying member, you can fly at our club every day of the week.

Typically, we are open to the public on Tuesday Evenings starting at roughly 5-5:30pm and on Sundays from 11am to 3pm (longer if it's nice!). This is of course weather dependent. Again, Members are allowed to fly anytime. However, no one is allowed to fly during Franklin County Technical High School's Football Games or other sporting events at the fields adjacent to ours. Their schedule is posted at the top and over to the left under "FCTC Schedule". Also, as a courtesy, especially if you are going to fly alone in the mornings or early afternoon hours, please check to make sure that the fields at Franklin Tech are not being occupied by a large group and be mindful of noise while school is in session. Otherwise, we really don't have any noise restrictions.

WE HAVE TRAINERS AND BUDDY BOX SYSTEMS set up so that if you want to try flying, you can do so with one of our trained members.

We encourage the public to come and check out our planes and the hobby! If you fly but are not a club member please feel free to come down to visit and you can fly as a guest during our open to public hours listed above.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. There ARE bathroom facilities at our location.
  2. If you are not a Member, PLEASE do not go to our field outside of the hours listed above. Since it is TF Airport Property, the Airport Manager may ask you to leave and has the right to remove you from the property without proper ID. We can have guests during our open flying hours or if you go outside of those hours with a Properly Badged Member.
  3. FOR ALL MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS: In order to keep our privilege to fly at the Turners Falls Airport, we must use common sense. SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY! Please do not fly during Sporting Events where the fields are occupied by groups of people. If any complaints (noise, etc...) are received for flying while the Tech School is in session, we will address the problem promptly. We know that some members enjoy flying in the morning when the wind is calm during ideal conditions and members are entitled to do so with common sense and safety as top priorities. Please do your part to help keep the club alive, use your noggin!
  4. If anyone has any questions, comments or concerns, please go to the "Contact Us" page from the tab at the top.

 

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