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 club is once again 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 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.
• Fall Swap Meet plans are now underway.
After cancelling our Spring Swap Meet we have decided to move forward on the planning and preparation of our Fall Swap Meet, one of the largest in the South St. Louis area. It is held on the first Sunday in November, this year that is on the 1st. We will continue to monitor local conditions regarding Covid-19 precautions and adjust our plans accordingly and keep everyone interested in attending up to date. So details to come.
• Club events that are annually held are back on track for the 2020 flying season.
The annual Club BBQ is now scheduled for Saturday, September 12. In case of rain, it will be held on the following day, Sunday, September 13. This is an event for club members and their families only.
The always popular Chili-Fun-Fly is back on the schedule too. Who can resist a big iron kettle of home made chili done outside over a wood fire? The date for that is Saturday, October 4th. In case of rain, it will be held on the Sunday after, October 5th.
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