About Us

Eugene RC Aeronauts  –  ERCA

The Eugene RC Aeronauts Club holds Charter #530 in District 11 of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

This club, which is incorporated under the laws of the State of Oregon, shall be known as “EUGENE RC AERONAUTS” of Eugene, Oregon. The purpose of this club is to promote the hobby of radio-controlled model aircraft.

Our flying site is located near Alvadore which is approximately 10 miles north of Eugene Oregon.

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

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 Academy of Model Aeronautics. You can pick up an application to the AMA at most local hobby stores, you can contact us and we will send one to you or join AMA online. We suggest you send in your application early as it takes one to three weeks for the AMA to send you your membership card.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.


AMA 2012 Leader Club award

ERCA has been given the gold level of the

AMA’s Leader Club award.


Talk to Al Barrington about getting your award PIN


Links:     AMA     AMA Newcomers Guide     AMA Member Manual