Welcome to The Tuscarora Radio Controlled Flying Club

Welcome to The Tuscarora Radio Controlled Flying Club

Welcome to The Tuscarora Radio Controlled Flying ClubWelcome to The Tuscarora Radio Controlled Flying ClubWelcome to The Tuscarora Radio Controlled Flying Club

Welcome to The Club


Our Mission Statement

  • The Tuscarora R/C Club was formed with the vision of a club where a person could bring their family and friends for a day of fun or flying, learn to fly model RC aircraft, or just enjoy watching others fly their planes. Part of The Tuscarora R/C Club’s mission is to train people to safely and enjoyably fly their model aircraft and to be able to give back to the community that has supported us by working with the youth groups and sponsoring charity events. We support Academy of Model Aeronautics and encourage membership in the organization. All of our members must belong to AMA for safety and insurance.

Our First 50 Years of Service

Now that the Tuscarora R/C Flying Club enters its 50th year anniversary of model building, flying or teaching, it’s time for celebration and reflection. 

We celebrate the achievements over the years and of those yet to come in the years ahead. The Tuscarora R/C Flying Club is where anyone can bring their family and friends for a day of fun or flying. Here you can learn to fly model R/C aircraft or just enjoy watching others fly their planes, helicopters, or drones. Our mission is to be able to give back to the community that has supported us when working with youth groups or sponsoring charity events.

It is fitting to remember, with affection, the contribution and experience of those who are members and those who have passed on or unable to join us today for any reason.

We all reflect about the immense rewards of working with like-minded people and of the friendships made through a common passion of aviation.

'No man is an Island'. When we achieve, we usually do so because others who have helped. Thank you for staying even if you had every reason to leave. Thank you for making it easier when life gets hard. Thank you for those considering becoming a member.

Our Vision

The Tuscarora R/C Club was formed with the vision of having a club where a person could bring their family and friends together for a day of fun or flying, learn to fly model RC aircraft, or just enjoy watching others fly their planes. 

Who We Are


National Affiliation With The AMA

We are a proud member of the world's largest model aviation association that represents a membership of more than 195,000 members from every walk of life, income level and age group.

The AMA ia a self-supporting, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity.

The organization is open to anyone interested in model aviation.

The AMA is the official national body for model aviation in the United States. AMA sanctions more than 2,000 model competitions throughout the country each year and certifies official model flying records on a national and international level.

The AMA organizes the annual National Aeromodeling Championships, the world's largest model airplane competition by chartering organizations for more than 2,500 model airplane clubs across the country. AMA offers its chartered clubs official contest sanction, insurance, and assistance in getting and keeping flying sites. 

The AMA is the voice of its membership by providing liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and other government agencies through our national headquarters in Muncie, Indiana. AMA also works with local governments, zoning boards, and parks departments to promote the interests of local chartered clubs.

The AMA is associate member of the National Aeronautic Association. Through NAA, AMA is recognized by the Federation Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world governing body of all aviation activity, as the only organization which may direct U.S. participation in international aeromodeling activities.

What We Are About



Here is what we are about:

  1. Tuscarora is One of 6 State Parks Permitting R/C Flying
  2. We are Family Friendly 
  3. Everyone is Welcome to Fly or Enjoy Watching Others Fly
  4. You Can Learn to Fly an R/C Plane, Helicopter or Drone
  5. We Support all Youth Groups Such as the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts
  6. The Club’s Focus is to Promote Education, Advancement and Safeguards of Remote-Control Modeling Activities

Frequently Asked Questions

1 . Where does the club fly? 

2 . Are spectators welcome?

3 . When do club members fly? 

4 . How much are the yearly membership dues? 

5.  When and where are the club meetings held

6. I am brand new to R/C, do you have someone to talk to about buying the right equipment, such as what is the best trainer airplane? 

7.  Are visiting pilots allowed to fly at the club's flying field? 

8.  Are club activities family-friendly? 

9.  Are there any hidden costs?

10. How can you maintain a yearly club membership fee of only $70.00 per year? 

11. Is the flying field grass or paved?

12. I am interested in joining your club, but would like to try flying  

with you before I join, are  there any restrictions? 

13.  I am interested in joining along with my child, is there a break  

in membership fee, or do you have a family membership  


 14. Is training really free? 

How to Join

everything you wanted to know about drones



My name is Mark Sheehan. I run My Drone Authority. I know not all aeromodelers are interested in drones, but just in case some of your club members are, I put together something that might offer them a lot of guidance. It's an in-depth 10,000-word guide for people looking to purchase a drone. I put in over 40 hours of work in an attempt to make it one of the best guides on the web. It goes goes over the right features to pay attention  to safety precautions, licenses to fly a drone in certain  countries, and a lot more. So far, a lot of people have found it useful :-)

Learn How to Fly Fixed Wing

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Drone Education

 A quadcopter, or drone is a multirotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. Quadcopters are classified as rotorcraft, as opposed to fixed-wing aircraft, because their lift is generated by a set of rotors (vertically oriented propellers). 

Flying radio-controlled multi-wing aircraft is one of today’s fastest growing and most exciting technologies that finds its way into our daily lives ranging from commercial business, media coverage to search/rescue/recovery teams to sport and a recreational flying. It involves many disciplines skills while incorporating and embracing the STEM system of education (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math). 


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Flying Club Meeting Dates and Times


2020 Club Meeting Dates and Times


2020 Club Meeting Dates and Times

January Events: Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office Jan. 6th@ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: January 20th

February Events: Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office Feb. 3rd @ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: February 17th  

March Events: Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office March 2nd @ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: March 16th  

April Events: Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office April 6th @ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: April 20th

Laurel Mall Show: April 4th and 5th  

AMA Sanctioned Night Fly April 18th  

May Events Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office May 4th @ 7:00 PM  Officers Meeting: May 18th 

June Events Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office June 1s @ 7:00 PM  Officers Meeting: June 15th 

July Events Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office July 6th @ 7:00 PM  Officers Meeting: July 20th 

August Events Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office August 3rd @ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: August 19th 

Aerorama (Day/Night) 22nd and 23rd  

September Events: Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office Sept. 8th @ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: September 21st 

October Events: Meeting at Tuscarora Park Office October 5th@ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: October 19th 

November Events: Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office Nov 2nd @ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: November 16th 

December Events: Meeting at the Tuscarora Park Office Dec 7th @ 7:00 PM Officers Meeting: December 21st  

2020 Club Events and Dates to Remember

 *  Laurel Mall Show:  April 4th and 5th  

*   Fairlane Village Mall Show: December 19th and 20th  

2019 Night Flight

Joe-Joe's KOW


Setting Up



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Attention Grabbing Quiet


One of the finest night flights.

First Flight


First night flight.



Entirely new learning curve

2019 Christmas party


Good Time


Good Friends


Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.

Good Food


just fun stuff

Nose Art


Nose art is decorative painting on aircraft. You can read all about it here. Or click through the gallery below and get the picture. Thank You.


Google For R/C People



RC Groups - the most active Radio Control model community: electric and fuel r/c airplanes,  r/c helis, r/c boats and r/c cars. Features discussion forums, blogs, videos and classifieds.


Helicopter Forums



Learn about Radio Controlled Helicopters and to socialize with others who are also learning and flying R/C Helis in Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect. Come Join in on the the free exchange of knowledge and experience.


GIANT Scale Plane Info.


Welcome to the Flying Giants! The Flying Giants was born on January 1, 2006 out of our passion for The Hobby. This new site is all about providing the aeromodeling enthusiast with the latest and up to the minute information about what’s going on in the hobby.


Fly Safe and Legal


Whether you're a novice drone pilot or have many years of aviation experience, rules and safety tips exist to help you fly safely in the national airspace. Think of these tips as a pre-flight checklist to help you fly safely.


Tough Planes


Follow the links above to our building instructions, RC-Info and videos.
Our kits are 100% super-tough EPP foam and include FREE laminate.


how to:

Perfect Fuselage-Sheeting Made Easy


One of the important tasks you need to do correctly while building a giant scale airplane is to produce a smooth and flowing outer surface to apply your finish and paint too. There’s an old saying that a fair paint job applied to a superior surface will look much better than a great paint job applied to an inferior surface.

Spray Paint RC Model Airplanes Made it Easy


Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop.  Today,painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun rig.  Spray paint is a convenient and simple way to finish those formed parts, but unless you take the time to prepare them, your new paint job can peel or chip away after only a few flights. Here’s a surefire way to achieve a long-lasting, attractive paint job with a minimum of effort.

How to Develop Proficiency Secrets to Inverted Flight



Regardless of the type of airplane you fly, whether it’s a warbird, an EDF jet of a Piper Cub, nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some inverted flight. So to keep improving your flight skills, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight

More Aviation Converters and Math Than You Need



Below is a list of aviation based calculators, conversion charts and converter programs available for use. Some of these are directly related to the aviation community and some are of indirect interest

A Guide to Building Model Aircraft


People have all types of hobbies to occupy their free time. Hobbies provide enjoyment for those who simply want to unwind from the daily routine of going to work, coming home, and then gointo sleep. Hobbyists may take on any number of projects, such as crocheting, woodworking,   Aircraft design range from gliders to scale models. Some hobbyists may design their model aircraft to actually fly. All of this requires time, effort, and patience to obtain a rewarding experience. 

RC Helicopter Fun Information, Advice, Tips, & More


  Larger electric RC helicopters are power hungry monsters; some generating over 10HP at the rotor shaft! If you can keep your LiPo's happy in a big heli, you can keep them happy in just about anything.

Videos You want to see

This You Have to See


Just View This Full Screen With Te Volume Turned ON and UP! 

Your First R/C Glider


The Calypso is a new powered glider offering from Flyzone that is available in the ARF, RTF, Rx-R or Tx-R versions.Built with tough AeroCell foam and offering a 1.85m wingspan, the Calypso is marketed towards a wide variety of modelers ranging from beginners to advanced glider pilots.

Display real testimonials


Night flying is a great recruiting tool for your local flying group.  Several of our club found us when we were night flying.  We have also noticed that the women love to watch us flying at night and are much more impressed with RC at night than when we are flying the same planes in the day.  We have heard may wives tell their husbands that he should get one of these.

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Vinyl Decals Available now at $5.00 Each

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Stay Tuned

The Future Looks Bright


Even at Night

General Flying Field Rules


Current Club Rules

Coming Events


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Member Testimonials

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Gathering public ideas

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What are members and non-members doing?

Display their FAQs

Have an interesting question that is not listed under the FAQ section?

Please Support the Businesses That Support Us

Hope's Towing and Collision


Day after day our staff is committed to providing uncompromising service and precision craftsmanship for each and every guest we have the opportunity to meet. We offer many repair and maintenance options not limited to: Collision repair, non-collision repair auto body refinishing, bumper replacement and/or repair, dent repair,  paint-less dent repair, hail damage repair,  mechanical repairs related to auto body damage, Windshield replacement and repair.

Tamaqua Auto Parts


  NAPA Know How 

Tamaqua Auto Parts was founded in 1975 as a Family owned, operated and staffed business. Tamaqua Auto Parts continues to serve the greater Tamaqua Area as the NAPA (National Automotive Parts Association) dealer with the areas largest inventory. In the event we do not stock the component you need, we will gladly have it ordered and shipped to our store in record time. 

La Dolce Casa (DiMaggios)



La Dolce Casa is a family business, owned by the Picone Family. It is an Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, that originated in 1987. Offers exquisite Italian cuisine from pizza to hoagies to cheesesteaks to amazing dinner specials. 

Multi-Cuisine on Street Parking-Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks Takes Reservations-Walk-Ins Welcome-Good for Groups-Good For Kids Take Out-Delivery-Catering-Waiter Service

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Still Waiting...........

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Please take a look at more of club activities on our Facebook page that Kyle has meticulously developed.  We are a growing club and would appreciate you sharing the news . Thank You 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!


Visitors are always welcome to fly or to watch the pilots perform from dawn to dusk daily. A current AMA membership is required to fly at the field.

The Tuscarora R/C Flying Club has meetings at 7:00 P.M. on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are held at the Tuscarora State Park main office. Please visit our website for alternate meeting dates or summer scheduling.

Tuscarora R/C Flying Club

70 Foothill Street, Barnesville Pennsylvania 18214


Hours: Daily Operations

Our Field is Open Daily to Members and Guests From Sunrise to Sunset.

Drop us a line!



Visitors are always welcome to fly or to watch the pilots perform dawn to dusk daily. A current AMA membership is required to fly at the field. The Tuscarora R/C Flying Club has meetings at 7:00 P.M. on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are held at the Tuscarora State Park main office. Please visit our website for alternate summer scheduling. Stop by and see what the R/C Flying Club is all about.

The Tuscarora R/C flying Club has several flying and static demonstrations throughout the year all FREE to the  public. The club also hosts a live air show (Aerorama),  a newly added car show  each summer, Fun Fly's and just added, a Snowbird event. Check the website for event times, dates and place