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.
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 initially chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) on June 27, 1989 with a charter number of 2691.
Dare County Radio Control Flyers is non-profit corporation registered in the state of North Carolina that was formed for recreational purposes and organized as a "Social Club" under Section 501(c)7 of the U.S. Tax Code.
Governance and Administration
Dare County Radio Control Flyers 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.
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.
Dare County Radio Control Flyers has been recognized as a Gold Leader Club for 2023 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.
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.
Flying Field Liability Insurance
Dare County Radio Control Flyers receives liability insurance coverage for its flying field through the annual renewal of its charter by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. A summary of the coverage is available at the link below.
The club conducts meetings of its members to plan activities and to conduct business each month, excluding January and February. These meetings are important as they provide our member's with an opportunity to share new ideas, propose activities, or to express their thoughts an any matter related to the club. Further information about meetings, including dates, times, and location is available at the link below.
Although our primary activity involves flying, our members also enjoy interacting with each other away from the flying field. Our club hosts an annual Christmas party each December exclusively for its members and their spouse or guest. In addition, our members meet frequently for breakfast at a local restaurant to share ideas, information about their latest projects, or just to discuss radio control flying in general. We call these events our "Pilot's Breakfast." For further information about these club social activities, please feel free to contact us at the link below.