Welcome to the Columbia R/C website.
We are an AMA sanctioned flying site, Club # 1366, District VI. We have been operating as a model airplane flying club since about 1972. So we’ll just call it forty five plus years.
We are located a little south of Columbia, Illinois along the scenic bluffs of the Mississippi River. Coming from the north or from the east from Missouri on Hwy 255, take the exit “Columbia IL 3 South.” Immediately take the Quarry Rd Palmer Rd exit to the right. At the bottom of the exit at the stop sign take another right. Follow around past the Shell station with the red roof to the next stop sign and go straight. From there go two miles and our field is on the right side. Just look for the pavilion.
Weather Conditions – just 1.96 miles from the field, courtesy of Cameron! Click here.
Quick Updates and Upcoming Events
• We are having our annual Fall Swap Meet this year.
After skipping a few of our always popular RC swap meets due to Covid concerns, we are having our Fall Swap Meet. The date is Sunday, November 7th at Turner Hall in downtown Columbia, Illinois. If you have been to our swap meets before, nothing has changed, same time, same place and if it’s well attended there’s sure to be a great selection of RC gear to take a look at and purchase. We will suggest that everyone attending wear a mask to help protect against Covid infection. Remember it’s first come, first served and we hope to see you there. Click here for more details.
• The Fall Chili Fun Fly is planned for Saturday, October 30th. If it rains we’ll have it the next day, October 31st.
One of the best club events of the year again will be hosted by club member Mark Dehn. It’s special because how often do you get to enjoy home made chili made in a big iron kettle and cooked over an open wood fire? Mark makes enough for leftovers that we can serve at the club swap meet the following weekend. Hope the weather is good and hope to see members and friends attend.
• The club is accepting new member applications.
If you want to make an application to join our club, here is a link to the page that provides an application and info on how to do that. Click here.
• Club fees have increased.
We haven’t done this in over 20 years. We didn’t want to do it but it was necessary. The above link will take you to the Application Page describing the amounts for current and new members. And we just added a PayPal link there in case you don’t have any envelopes and stamps.
Columbia RC would like to hear from you. Contact us for any questions regarding membership, upcoming events, field details and any information you or your club would like to share with ours.
• Jeff Dixon – Club President – Email Jeff
• Mark Dehn – Club Vice President – Email Mark
• Cameron C. Cook – Club Treasurer – Email Cameron
• Willi Sobozinsky – Club Secretary – Email Willi
• Ken Dixon – Safety Officer – Email Ken
• Steve O’Rourke – Webmaster – Email Steve