UAV Pilot

Welcome, Greg Stevens!

Greg is our newest club member and is focused on multirotor aircraft.  He has been flying with the club for awhile now and has helped us out with our advertising.  Check out the video on our home page…that’s Greg’s work.  Thanks, Greg!

New HDRCC Club Member

A big welcome to Rob D. of Reno.  Rob joined our club today and is now the second flyer at the field that does FPV Quadcopter Racing.  Might we see a challenge in the near future?  No wagering…unless the club gets a cut!  😉

Welcome, new members!

A big welcome goes out to Ana Johnson and Eli Whitney. They both joined HDRCC on July 12 during our Drone Wars event. We hope both of you enjoy your experience with our club. Ana started off her first day in the club with win in our Bomb Drop competition, Ana took home 1st place trophy.

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Winners of the Drone Wars Bomb Drop Competition, Left to Right – Mark Beadle (3rd), Brad Amussen (2nd) and Ana Johnson (1st)

Drone Wars Special Guest Announcement!

At the upcoming Drone Wars, on July 12th, we will have a special visitor on hand from Reno.  He built a drone and participated in the DARPA UAVForge Challenge in 2012 and of 140 teams, he was chosen as one of the 11 finalists.  Knows as team “Phase Analytic” in the UAVForge copetition, he will be bringing his drone to the event and we be available for questions and conversation.

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Non-Profit Announcement!

It’s official!

HDRCC has acquired 501(c)(3) non-profit status via fiscal sponsorship from The School Factory.  This won’t make our planes fly any better, but it will make it easier to acquire large donations and grants to support our ever-growing training and education efforts.

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Non-Profit Status Update

The High Desert Radio Control Club is now fiscally sponsored by the School Factory, a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization.  This allows the club to continue to operate and educate with the benefits of a non-profit entity.

Club Flight Instructors

HDRCC now has three (3) individuals who are formally recognized as Flight Instructors with the AMA which include Brad Amussen, Jim Ellis and John Johnson.

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A flight instructor and his student

If you would like to learn how to fly remote controlled airplanes, contact any of them to schedule your flight instruction schedule.  Please avoid showing up to the field and expecting an instructor to provide training without scheduling in advance.  These guys like their personal flying time as much as everyone else!

Flight Simulator Beta Test

We will be setting up our booth, a 10×10 pop-up this Sunday to test the ability to use RC Flight Simulators in it with all the direct/indirect sunlight.  Come out and test your flying skills on the simulator(s).