Rock Valley R/C Flyers Club

Unidentified Recon Officer inspecting crash site

of Lt. Cmdr. Al "Snoopy" Smith

An AMA Gold Leader Club

The Official Website of the Premier Aeromodeling Club in Northern Illinois                                                                                                                                           AMA Club #828

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Welcome to the Official website of the Rock Valley R/C Flyers Club in Rockford, IL

We are an AMA Gold Leader Club!  Please look around and join us at our monthly club meetings or out at our field, both of which are always open to the public and prospective members!  Spectators are always free(Well, sometimes we may ask for a donation for a local charity, and donations to our club are always welcome!!)

Club President David Barcus (left) presents the 2015 WINGS OF SERVICE award to David Brandt (right) at the February Board Meeting (more)
See the Membership page for the 2016 fee structure for the Park District and new links for the forms.

Any of the blue words on the pages are links to either the website page referenced or other websites.

The next club meeting will be on April 6, 2016 at the Flying Field, but check back here often to see any announcements about meetings being called or info referenced in club emails!!

Join us for our Rock Valley R/C Flyers Airfest on June 18!!  See the flyer below.

Meeting Alert !!

Next club meeting will be at the flying field on May 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  This is to attempt to generate more member interest in the meetings and facilitate a more convenient time for attendance.  This is a one time trial.

Click here for directions or see the 'Directions' page.


Click on the pictures below or see News and Events Calendar page for downloadable flyers

Next Club Events 


Are you interested in learning to fly?  There is no cost to you.  We supply the plane, fuel, radios, everything.  All you supply is a good attitude the the need to have fun!  Couple of options: 


1. Check the "Calendar" page for our Trainer Days, on June 4, July 9 and Aug 20, 2016


2. Contact one of the following instructors directly for a one-on-one session.  Please give the instructor a 6 or 7 day notice.

   Bill Hartenberger    815.540.2411

   Ed Scherer             815.494.8329


Stop out at the field on Wednesday evenings for training sessions with one of our instructors.  (Watch here for when this option starts in Spring 2016)

For any of these options, you may bring your own plane and equipment.  For beginners, the instructor will make a recommendation as to using ours or your equipment and plane.  If you feel the need to acquire an aircraft before your session, to make a good purchase, see John at HobbyTown USA on Alpine south of Riverside.

Your success is our goal!!

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