Becoming a Member of Our Club

As an AMA Gold Leader Club, KRC is always looking for new members to share the fun of our hobby.  If you are interested in joining the Club we encourage you to come out to the field and introduce yourself. Club members are usually flying on Saturdays and Sundays between the months of March and November and are often present on weeknights. If you need advice on purchasing a plane, engine or radio, any club member would be glad to help.  Becoming a member is simple:

  1. Join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).  See for information.  You must bring your valid membership card to your first meeting.
  2. Purchase an aircraft to fly from your local hobby store, the Internet or via mail order catalog. You don't need to have had purchased a plane to attend our meetings if you need help with that decision.
  3. Attend a Club Membership meeting.  At the meeting, introduce yourself to the Board (specifically the Vice President) and announce your intention to join the Club.  You will be given an application form to fill out or download this application, fill it out and bring it with you to the meeting. The applicable fee(s) to join KRC are on the application and copies of the Club's governing documents are at this link. .
  4. At your second Membership Meeting, Club Members present will vote on your acceptance into the Club.  If successful, you will be asked to pay your dues and you will receive a membership card.  In addition to your dues, you will be asked to pay a one-time $48 initiation fee.

Once you become a member, you will receive, a membership card.  You are eligible to receive flight instruction (see below), participate in Club events such as Fun Fly's and are entitled to use the Club flying field in accordance with all Field and Membership rules.  All the members are asked to attend the club meetings as frequently as possible, and to participate in the club events.

Club Dues

The Club Membership rules currently define 4 classes of membership including Regular ($96), Family, Junior and Associate.  Dues are paid on an annual basis beginning in January and ending in December.  In addition to membership dues, new members pay a one-time initiation fee when they first join the Club.

Benefits of Joining KRC

  • Access to the Club flying site.
  • Free flight instruction from experienced pilots.
  • Assistance with all aspects of getting started in radio control model aviation.
  • Monthly membership meetings to socialize with others in the hobby, get help, tips and advice
  • Monthly Club "Fun Fly's" at the flying field from May through October.  This includes a club sponsored cookout and flying contest with prizes.
  • Liability insurance (included with your AMA membership, which is a requirement for Club membership).
  • Full access to this website to share ideas, get advice on the forums and keep in touch with others in the Club.

Flight Instruction

All new members are required to work with our instructors until they acquire sufficient skills to fly their airplane safely. Once the instructor feels the pilot is ready, they are asked to pass a qualification test in the presence of two instructors. Once the test is passed the new pilot is allowed to fly solo, but instructors are always willing to help.

For more information, feel free to contact us via the contact link below.

VP Bruce Fenstermacher