Each week thousands of people fly an airplane
without ever leaving the ground.
The Eugene RC Aeronauts welcome you to the
incredible sport of remote control aviation.
Building and flying your own radio control (or RC)
plane is a most rewarding and exciting experience,
people of all ages have learned to fly RC planes, and
you can too!
Our flying site is located near Alvadore which is
approximately 10 miles north of Eugene.
When you visit our airfield you will see and hear
model airplanes of all shapes and sizes. Be
aware that RC airplanes are not toys, they are
miniature aircraft. Some planes are capable of
flying at speeds over 100 miles per hour. To fly
at our airfield you must be a member of the American
Modeling Association. You can pick up an application
to the AMA at most local hobby stores or you can
contact us and we will send one to you. We
suggest you send in your application early as it takes
one to three weeks for the AMA to send you your
The Aeronauts have instructors in the club to
help you get started and teach you how to fly.
There are accomplished pilots who have accumulated
hundreds if not thousands of hours of flight time and
they are really nice people. Until you solo, you
should always fly with an instructor. This is
the best way to learn how to fly RC. If you
insist on flying by yourself, especially in the early
stages, your aircraft is doomed.
Before you invest three to five hundred dollars in RC
equipment we invite you to fly our "Intro"
plane. This is a plane that a club member has
maintained for the general public to fly. You do
not need to be a member of the AMA to fly our intro
plane. You will need to contact an instructor to
schedule a flight or two.
The instructors are: Doug
Devereaux (Florence), Chuck Jenkins, Craig
Cannaday, Jeff Engel and Wayne Wahrmund.
Our meetings are held each month at the Eugene Water
and Electric Board (EWEB) building at 7:00 p.m. or at
the field in the summer. We welcome you to our
club, have fun and fly safe.
Other available information
Guide" explains how to best enter the
fascinating world of model aviation.