Requirements: AMA Membership
RC Barnstormers is an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) chartered club and the AMA provieds liability coverage to us and approximately 2,400 other clubs through out the United States. See the official AMA website for more information on benefits and costs. NOTE: A park vehicle permit is required for all vehicles entering the flying field. Visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hillsdale Lake (Park Fees Table).
Who Can Join?
EVERYONE! We're a club dedicated to many disciplines of flying and actively encourage and welcome new members. Even if you've never flown before and just think "wow that looks cool" you're welcome to come down and check us out. We enjoy teaching new members how to build and fly radio controlled airplanes. We are a very active club with a program at each of the indoor monthly meetings and numerous flying events. We are a club with many varied interests including the annual Mid States U.S. Scale Masters Qualifier event, IMAC Aerobatic Competitions, Fun Fly's, Pattern Contests, Fly-ins, Q500 Pylon Racing, Combat, Sport, and Float Fly to name most events. We hosted the U.S. Scale Masters Championships in 2004 at the Gardner Municipal Airport. This was a huge success with great weather and airplanes.
The R/C Barnstormers Model Airplane Club invites you to join us. We are a club dedicated to the beginner and other disciplines of flying. We enjoy teaching new members how to build and fly radio controlled airplanes. Full Member: $50 (this is reduced and prorated for new members, see below)
Family Member: $1 (must reside with dues-paying Full Member)
Junior Member: $1 (under 19 years old)
Affiliate Member: $25 (must live 100 miles or more from the field)
Associate Member: $5 (only receive the newsletter, non-flying member)
All Dues are per year. Our fiscal year runs from May 1st to April 30th. Complete the application and send payment to R/C Barnstormers with a copy of your AMA Membership.
Prorated Table (for New Members Only):
What do I need to Learn to Fly!
NOTHING! Flight instruction with a buddy box transmitter is available at the field by appointment only. Either call Steve Milam @ 913-237-6119 or Mike Bare @ 913-707-9800 as these are the club instructors. We have club trainers that the instructors will let you fly to see if you are interested in the hobby before you spend money for an airplane and radio. The instructors will be glad to discuss different types and planes, radio equipment, and field supplies that you might need. Schedule ahead with instructors.