Notice: You Now Must Have
Your 2017 AMA License in Order to Legally Fly at our
Notice: AMA Expo West starts on January 6th.
NEXT CLUB MEETING, Saturday, January
21st, at our field at 10 am.
NOTICE: The Decmber meeting was cancelled
because of adverse weather.
So the club
sent mail-in ballots for club officers to
At the next club meeting we will be
counting the mail-in ballots.
will also be a "Super" double-size raffle.
See the revised overall schedule
for more local events. (Click
) (Courtesy of the Gilman Springs Club.)
(For this schedule and also for Prop Talk, you must have
an Adobe PDF Reader (Available Free at
LATEST DRONE LETTER FROM FAA
KEEP YOUR DRONE AWAY FROM WILDFIRES
There are lots of great places to fly your
drones, but over or near a wildfire isn’t one of
them. In fact, drone operators who interfere
with wildfire suppression efforts are subject to
civil penalties of up to $27,500 and possible
Here’s why it’s important: Aerial
firefighting aircraft, such as airtankers and
helicopters, fly at very low altitudes, just a
couple hundred feet above the ground and in the
same airspace as hobby and recreational drones.
This creates the potential for a mid-air
collision that could seriously injure or kill
wildland firefighters in the air or on the
As a result of unlawful drone operations near
fires this year, fire managers have temporarily
grounded all aerial firefighting aircraft on
several occasions for safety reasons. Shutting
down firefighting operations could cause
wildfires to become larger and can threaten
lives, property, and valuable natural and
The bottom line is “If You Fly, We Can’t."
Please fly responsibly – keep your drone away
UCR TEAM PERFORMS EVEN BETTER
THAN LAST YEAR
IN THE 2016 AUVSI INTERNATIONAL
Members of the UCR and UCSD UAV
Teams with the UCSD UAV Aircraft that they flew at our
field on May 1st
The slide below summarizes the
UCR Team's fine performance in the June, 2016 AUVSI
Competition in Maryland.
(Note the credit given to RRCC)
For the UCR "Proof of Flight" video, made at the RRCC
Field, (Click Here)
This was the flight readiness step, which eliminated 19
of the 43 registered teams, even before the competition
For a brief video of the UCR Team's trip to the
competition, which included a sightseeing visit to
Washington, DC, (Click
NOTICE: TURBINE FLYERS MAY FLY AT OUR FIELD, BUT ONLY IN
ACCORDANCE WITH OUR NEW TURBINE RULES