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
• The Fall Swap Meet and Annual Club BBQ were cancelled.
The Covid-19 situation didn’t improved enough locally for the club to safely have any fall events so we are sorry to say that nothing is on the calendar for the rest of the year. Everyone is eager to see things return to “normal” and we’ll make event announcements when that happens.
• The club is accepting new member applications.
After closing the club to new member applications, we have decided to open up again. All existing members who have been flying at our field since this Spring have been sensitive to social distancing and trying to avoid any large groups in attendance. We are going to continue to monitor what is going on in the local area regarding Covid-19 and will adjust any future policies based on that. 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