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High Wing Classic Fly In , October 13, 2012

posted Aug 17, 2012, 7:45 PM by Web Master

Join us for the first annual High Wing Classic fly in, October 13th at Henderson field.  This is a laid back fly in for all aircraft types, but with a focus on Cubs, Decathlons, and other high wing work horses.  


Freedom Of The Skies RC Festival

posted Jun 6, 2012, 7:12 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 7, 2012, 1:59 PM ]

Join us June 16th for a day of laid back fun flying.  Flying starts at 8:00.  


2012 Central Arkansas Heli Fun-Fly

posted May 20, 2012, 7:23 PM by Web Master   [ updated May 20, 2012, 8:10 PM ]

We would like to thank the many pilots who spent the weekend with us this year.  The Heli Action was off the charts.  Special thanks to Jay Hall and Marshall Burroughs for all their hard work getting this thing put together and also Stan Kopreski for being the CD.  Huge thanks to Curtis Youngblood and his team for putting on the most incredible 3D airshow this area has ever seen....before AND after dark.  Thanks to Roger and Hobbytown USA for his sponsorship and support.  Also hats off to the Henderson members (you know who you are!) who came out and worked all weekend to support the event.  Click here to see the pics!

2012 Fun Fly Dates

posted Mar 13, 2012, 11:56 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 13, 2012, 12:00 PM ]

Fun fly dates for 2012 are as follows:  

May 18, 19, and 20th, 2012 -   Central Arkansas Heli Fun Fly.
 
June 16th, 2012 -  Annual Freedom of the Skies RC Festival.
 
October 13, 2012 -  High Wing Classic Fly In.  

Details for each of these events will be posted as they become available.  

PostSenate joins House in passing FAA bill, exemption for aeromodeling

posted Feb 8, 2012, 2:52 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 8, 2012, 2:54 PM ]

M U N C I E – The U.S. Senate late Monday joined the House in passing the first full FAA Reauthorization Bill in more than four years. In passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 both the House and Senate included a provision aimed at protecting model aviation from burdensome regulations. The President is expected to sign the bill into law.

“We are very appreciative of those in Congress who recognize that model aviation hobbyists have been highly successful at governing themselves and being safety conscious over generations,” said Bob  Brown, president of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, representing 143,000 aeromodelers. “We are intensely committed to a safe National Airspace System (NAS), and have proven so. This bill is testimony to a common sense approach to model aviation.”

The AMA’s ongoing attempt to protect aeromodeling from what it believes to be unnecessary and overreaching federal regulations was championed by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) who sponsored the amendment. The Academy would like to express its sincere appreciation to the members of Congress and their staffs, with special thanks to John Mica (R-FL), Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Tom Petri (R-WI).

“I can’t stress enough the impact that AMA members have had on getting this amendment passed,” said Brown. “Last year, our members sent 90,000 letters of concern to their Congressional representatives, and the collective voice of aeromodeling was heard loud and clear.”

Rapid technological advancements and the integration of small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS, has been a challenge for the FAA, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of the NAS. The AMA has consistently contended that aeromodeling conducted by its members, following the AMA Safety Code, is different from commercial sUAS operations. That distinction lies, in part, with hobbyists operating within a defined area, away from people and property, and not for commercial purposes, among other self-imposed rules.

“This legislation is a very positive step,” said Rich Hanson, AMA’s Government Regulatory Affairs representative. “However, there are still steps to come. We look forward to a cooperative effort with the FAA in ensuring that model aircraft may continue to operate safely within the NAS.”

AMA expects that the FAA will issue its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for public comment sometime later this spring. The Academy continues to believe that a regulatory approach to model aviation is unnecessary and unwarranted.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the nation’s collective voice for aeromodeling, founded in 1936, with 143,000 members in 2,400 clubs in every state, Puerto Rico and Guam. The AMA successfully sanctions more than 2,000 events and competitions each year, and boasts the world’s largest collection of model aviation artifacts and documents in the National Model Aviation Museum situated on the 1,100-acre International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana.

2012 Officers Elected

posted Dec 4, 2011, 8:15 AM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 4, 2011, 8:15 AM ]

The officers for Henderson RC Flying Club have been elected and are as follows:  President, Mike Morrison...Vice President, Robert Clements...Treasurer/Secretary, Geoff Cartwright...Safety Officer, Drew Clements.

Balsa-BQ 2011

posted Sep 13, 2011, 12:41 PM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 17, 2011, 2:55 PM ]

Henderson RC Flying Club would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed the afternoon of October the 15th with us.  The weather was perfect, the flying and food were fantastic.  Special thanks to Mark's Hobby Shop and Hobbytown USA for their generosity stepping up the plate and donating prizes for us to raffle.  Need to also give a big shout out to Mike Qualls who donated the "U-Can-Do".  Also, special thanks to Jay Hall for taking a day off work and helping get the field ready.  And a huge thanks Matt Lamar for cooking the BBQ and his beautiful bride for helping serve it up....great job Matt!  To everyone who participated and gave money to help support the club..you guys are awesome!  Sorry no pics this time (forgot my camera), but if anyone has any pics just email them to webmaster@hendersonrc.com and I'll post them.
 

Central Arkansas Heli Funfly

posted Apr 21, 2011, 2:51 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 14, 2011, 11:32 AM ]

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Central Arkansas Heli Funfly 2011.  We had about 21 registered pilots and plenty of wild heli action.  Thanks to Jay Hall for putting it all together, and Matt Lamar for serving up the vittles!  Click here to see the pics!

Huge Day at Scalin' Over The Rock - 2011

posted Apr 12, 2011, 9:39 AM by Web Master   [ updated May 11, 2011, 11:31 AM ]

Special thanks to everyone who attend this year's "Scalin Over the Rock" fun fly...we sure had a great time.  Twenty pilots participated and nearly a hundred spectators were on hand.  Special thanks to Matt Lamar for running the grill and to Jim White for cleaning up debris left on the field from the previous week's high water.  Big huge thanks to our sponsors, Mark's Hobby Shop and Hobbytown USA....we can't do it without you!  Pics to be posted soon!
 

Club Meeting Times Changed

posted Feb 28, 2011, 6:22 PM by Web Master

Club meetings will now be held the first Saturday of every month at the flying field at 11AM.  This will give more people the chance to participate.

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