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 not going to have our annual Spring Swap Meet this year.
Our swap meets attract a lot of RC flyers and the club feels it’s still a little too early to put our members and guests at risk. It’s hard to social distance when folks are crowded around a table trying to find a good deal on what you need or want. We’re sure things will be much improved and we are already starting to plan for our yearly Fall Swap Meet in early November. We have resumed our bi-monthly club meetings and are now focused on getting our field in shape for the 2021 flying season.
• 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