Become a Club Member
We thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Dare County Radio Control Flyers. This section will provide you with information on how to apply for membership, and how to get answers to questions you may have.
Any person, regardless of experience in radio control aviation, is eligible and welcome to apply for membership in Dare County Radio Control Flyers.
We require that all membership applicants become members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) prior to applying for membership in our club, and that once a club member, that you remain current in your annual dues to the AMA. This is required because our club's charter is granted by the AMA, and they also provide liability insurance coverage which all of our members must maintain to operate aircraft at our flying field.
Each member must also pay annual membership dues to our club, and be current in those dues to use our flying field and to be considered to be a member in good standing.
Lastly, and most importantly, you must agree at all times to comply with our club's bylaws, flying field operational and safety rules, the AMA's National Model Aircraft Safety Code, and all laws regarding the operation and use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Applying for Membership
Applying for club membership is an easy two-step process that requires only a few minutes to complete.
First, you must become a member of the AMA. To do so, follow the link provided below to the AMA's enrollment center, and select the "Full Membership" option if you are 19 years of age or older, or the "Youth Membership" option if you are less than 19 years of age. By doing so, you will be prompted to create an account containing a number of basic information items that you must complete. Following the establishment of your account, proceed to the cart and pay for your membership. Once your payment has been processed, you will be provided with a receipt and be able to view your assigned AMA membership number. Please make a note of your membership number as you will need it for completing the Dare County Radio Control Flyers membership application.
Now that you are a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, complete the application to become a member of Dare County Radio Control Flyers. The application is provided at the link below, and is fully functional so that you may complete it by typing the required information on your device. Once you have done this, you may print the completed application and mail it, along with the indicated club membership dues, to the club's treasurer at the address provided on the application. Please ensure that your AMA membership number is indicated in the space provided on the application as it must be present to process your application. You may also save the application to your device, then e-mail it to the club's treasurer with a note indicating you are applying for membership and are mailing the required club membership dues. Should you choose the latter, e-mail the application to . That will complete your part of the membership application process.
Upon receiving your application and payment of club membership dues, our club treasurer will process your application by verifying your membership with the AMA, add you to our club membership register, and notify the other club officers of your acceptance as a member. You will then be added to our e-mail distribution list, notified by e-mail of your acceptance, and provided with a copy of our club's bylaws and our flying field operational and safety rules.
Should you have any questions about becoming a member of Dare County Radio Control Flyers, we recommend that you consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Should you require additional information, the answer to the last question on that page will provide you with the information necessary to contact us.