FAQ's and Answers

    GENERAL QUESTIONS:

  

1. Where does the club fly?   

A. 70 Foothill Street, Barnesville, Pennsylvania


2 Are spectators welcome?

  A. Everyone is Welcome to Fly or Enjoy Watching Others Fly


3 When do club members fly?   

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


4 How much are the yearly membership dues?   

A. Just $70.00 Annually due January 1st, one of the lowest cost clubs in the area.


5. When and where are the club meetings held.  

A. We hold meetings on the first Monday of the month promptly at 7:00 P.M. at the Tuscarora State Park Office. Occasionally, weather permitting, we hold our meetings at our flying field which is located on Foothill Street in Barnesville. 


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?   

A. Yes, contact any of our instructors on our club contacts page or follow the link to that AMA to see our Learning Guide. 

  

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

 Yes, since we are an AMA chartered club we require all members and visiting pilots to hold a current AMA card (membership). 


8. Are club activities family-friendly?   

A.  Yes, the Tuscarora R/C flying Club has several family friendly 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.


9 Are there any hidden costs?  

A. No, unlike other clubs you do not have field permits to pay for in addition to the club dues. The only thing you will ever be required to pay is the annual membership fee of $ $70.00.


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

A. We hold annual events , lottery calendars, and club raffles. Most of the club's revenue comes from these activities. We rely upon our members to volunteer and help with these events since it is our primary source of income.


11. Is the flying field grass or paved?  

A. It is a very low cut, well maintained grass runway and is very suitable for wheels that are 2 inches on up. 


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

with you before I join, are  there any restrictions?   

A. Yes, since we are an AMA chartered club (#574), you will be required to hold a current AMA license and you MUST be accompanied by a Tuscarora R/C Flyer member during your (flying) visit and are limited to 6 flying visits maximum before being required to join. We usually have several members in attendance daily during the summer both early morning and late afternoon and we always enjoy and welcome a new pilot. If your schedule requires something different, contact any person on our club contacts page and we would be happy to get together with you. 


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

in membership fee, or do you have a family membership  

available?   

A. Presently dues for new members under 19 years of age have changed. We now have  a Youth and a Junior membership level. We do not have a family membership plan currently however it is possible that may change in the future.


 14. Is training really free? 

A.  Yes, with a paid club membership