The Oneonta Radio Control Flyers

is proud to be an AMA Gold Leader Club

National Model Aviation Day Open House at Ross Field Aug 13 from 10 AM to 3 PM

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ORCF club flying days are Wednesday and Sunday. Ross Field is open to all AMA members and their guests. AMA cards are required to fly. Non AMA guests can fly with an AMA certified “Intro Pilot” instructor. Come fly with us!! The Oneonta RC Flyers monthly meetings are held at Ross Field on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 7pm. Flying is encouraged before and after the meetings. Note: Winter meetings are at Fox Care.

ORCF Happens

Catching A "Flying Bug"?

We'd love to have you come out to the flying field with us and maybe even get a free flying lesson. Our club has over thirty energetic R/C Model Aircraft enthusiasts. If you are interested in airplanes, helicopters or anything that flies, Come Join Us!!!
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Model Airplane News

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  • — Amazing Aerokot Puts on a Show

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