Flagler County RADIO AERO MODELERS r/c club

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Club History

     and Near Future

Our Past

 

It was back in the mid-Eighties when a few people with a common interest in flying radio-controlled model aircraft as a hobby, came together and embarked on a search for a field that could accommodate their needs.

 

At the time, the nearest flying fields were in Deland and Daytona Beach...a long drive from Palm Coast.

 

They approached George Dance, the owner of a large piece of land on Old Dixie Highway in Flagler County.

 

Mr. Dance agreed to allow the use of a portion of his land for the flying of their aircraft.

 

A few years later, Mr. Dance had an opportunity to sell fill from the site for the building of the new Flagler Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.

 

It was an offer he could not refuse. So the flying club would need to find a new location.

 

Fortunately, the County landfill on Old Kings Road was being closed-down, which presented a fantastic opportunity for the flyers to pursue the idea of using it as a flying field.

 

Negotiations with the County were successful, and On September 16, 1995, the Flagler RAMS held their official dedication ceremony on their new field.

 

The RAMS club maintains the flying field, and has since built a shade pavilion, a geo-fabric runway, servicing tables, and a storage shed.

 

From its original five charter members, the Club has grown to an annual average membership of approximately one hundred.

 

The airfield is open to the public for spectating anytime the gate is open.

 

To fly model aircraft, membership is required, which is easy to obtain. And, yes we will be more than happy to teach you to fly !

Our Near Future

Plans are drawn and approved...We will be moving to our brand-new World-class flying field, some day !

 

Updates will be posted to this site.