Rock Valley R/C Flyers Club

An AMA Gold Leader Club

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



GPS N 42.30355

                                         W 89.18263

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!!)

Elections for the club officers was held Saturday, November 5, 2016 for the 2017 year.  Congratulations to the 2017 Board:

President: Bill Hartenburger
Vice-President: Dave Miller
Secretary: Ed Scherer
Treasurer: Dave Brandt

Many thanks to our former President, Dave Barcus, for his many years of service to the club.

See the Membership page for the 2016 fee structure for the Park District and new links for the forms.  The 2017 fee structure will be posted as soon as they are available.

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

Meeting Alert !!

Next club meeting will be at the flying field on April 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Be sure to attend as we will be discussing events and dates for such for the 2017 year.  As we did last year, the Board will meet at least monthly to deal with issues that arise and "minutes" of these meetings will be posted to keep the membership apraised of these meetings.

Field Status:  Open. 

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 
Harlem Parking Lot


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, in June, July and Aug, 2017


2. Contact one of the following instructors directly for a one-on-one session.  These sessions will resume in March or April 2017, dependant on weather.  Please give the instructor a 6 or 7 day notice.

   Bill Hartenberger    815.540.2411

   Ed Scherer             815.494.8329

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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