About Our Club

This section provides a brief overview of our club. Additional information about our club, its activities and programs, is available throughout this website.

Club Name

The official name of our club, as it appears on our charter is "Dare County Radio Control Flyers." It may however, be referred to as "Dare County RC Flyers," from time-to-time, or abbreviated as "DCRCF."

Club Purpose

Dare County Radio Control Flyers is a club that promotes radio control model aviation as a sport and recreational activity at the home of the Wright Brothers first flight, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our club is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) on June 27, 1989 with a charter number of 2691.

Club Organization

Our club is organized as a "Social Club" under Section 501(c)7 of the U.S. Tax Code. It is governed and administered per our bylaws duly approved by a majority vote of the membership. The club's leadership team is comprised of four members holding the elected offices of president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, and safety officer.

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Membership Requirements

All members of Dare County Radio Control Flyers are required to be current in their annual club membership dues and must register and operate their aircraft in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations. In addition, all club members are required to be current members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and are required at all times to comply with the club's flying field operational and safety rules, and the National Model Aircraft Safety Code published by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

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Club Honors

Bronze Leader Club logo

Dare County Radio Control Flyers has been recognized as a Bronze Leader Club for 2021 by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. This honor was granted following a review by the AMA of the club's current safety protocols and positive contributions to radio control aviation. We are proud of this distinction and will continue our efforts to advance the sport and recreational activity of radio control aviation throughout our community on the Outer Banks.

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Flying Field Location and Use

The club's flying field is located adjacent to the skeet range area within the Outer Banks Gun Club at 1521 Link Road, 1½ miles south of the intersection of U.S. Highways 64 and 264 in Manns Harbor, North Carolina. The use of our field is limited to current club members and their guests. Others, may use the field when invited and accompanied by a current club member, provided they have a valid AMA membership card in their possession and comply with the club's flying field operational and safety rules, the AMA's National Model Aircraft Safety Code, and all existing Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

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