Our club flies many types of models from very large to very small including electric, glow, and gas.
The HCRCM, an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered club, is a group of folks who enjoy building, flying, and generally tinkering with remote controlled model aircraft. Our home field, provided for us by local government, is at the site of the closed and sealed former Hardin County landfill. We continually accept new members, with or without prior experience, and train new pilots free of charge. We welcome anyone. Come out to the field and visit, talk to members, and see how much fun the sport generates. We feel that anyone can learn to fly.
Our runway is approximately 60 feet wide and 500 feet long with a surface of grass. You can get to the field from exit 94 off I-65 by traveling west on US-62 (in the direction of the Tourism Center, to US-31W (3 miles perhaps?) Turning left on US-31W and, half-circling the courthouse, continue approximately 1.5 miles to Springfield road, which is a small road to your left. Continue down Springfield road approximately 4.1 miles and turn left onto the old landfill drive. A sign pointing in the direction of the field will be clearly visible from Springfield road. Continue through the gate (if locked, the field is empty) and follow the sign up the hill to the field. Most flying at the site is done in the evenings and mornings as long as the weather permits.
Our Club dues are currently $50 per year if paid on or before January 1st, $60 if paid afterwards. We require soloed pilots to acquire AMA insurance to fly at the field, since this protects pilots and spectators from any damages to persons or property due to accidents. AMA membership includes 2.5 million dollars of insurance coverage, plus a year’s subscription to Model Aviation. Current AMA dues are:
Age 19-65 – $75
65 & over – $65
Under 19 – Free or $15 with magazine
Additional family members – $38
We have monthly meetings usually at a local restaurant (Click Calendar > Meetings for details) and during the winter we dust off our micro models and fly on Tuesday nights at a local school gymnasium.
We sponsor several events each year, including our annual Float-Fly at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (click Calendar for details.) We also perform demonstrations on request.
We support essentially any discipline of flight; RC flying, CL (Control-Line) Flying, Model Rocketry, Soaring, as well as RC Boats, and all are covered by AMA insurance when you become an AMA member. We fly many types and sizes of airplanes and helicopters; Sport, Scale, Glider, Pattern, Electric, Gas, Glow, etc. You name it and someone in our club probably has it.
Come visit us. The more the merrier. A closing bit of advice: If you buy a plane, get an experienced flyer to check it out and help you learn to fly it. It usually only takes a few lessons, and will save you many dollars and much frustration. After a few initial flights, RC planes are quite easy to fly, but can prove a handful to the first-time flyer. Learn to fly right, and youll enjoy this sport for years. Get off on the right foot.
Although the gate to our field remains locked at all times, our members have access to the field any day. Members can fly year-round if they desire.
Each Wednesday starting around 5:30 pm and each Sunday starting around 11 am are designated as club-flying days.
For 2020 we currently have two Night Fly events scheduled. Click Calendar for more details.
Once that too-cold-to-fly-outside weather arrives we switch to indoor-flying at a local gymnasium on Tuesday nights at 5:30 pm.
Indoors is limited to flying small foam or balsa-wood airplanes, and small electric helicopters.
Do you want to join the Club?
Click JOIN HCRCM at the top of this page. Upon receiving your information a club representative will contact you, usually within 24-48 hours, and setup a time for a phone interview to begin the application process.