Flying Site

Midnight Sun R/C Club has one of the best flying sites you'll ever find! Memorial Field is located 9 miles East of Fairbanks on land leased from the State of Alaska. With cross runways of 600' by 400', and water completely surrounding the field, we can accommodate any type of model that does not require an asphalt runway. There is plenty of room for even the largest models.

To get to Memorial Field, head East on Richardson Hwy from Fairbanks towards North Pole.  Between mile posts 353 & 354 turn right off the highway and get onto the dike.  It's about 1.5 miles from the black top to the field, please review the map below because it's hard to see how to get there once you're on the dike.

We also have indoor winter flying at First Church of the Nazarene in Fairbanks.  Flying is typically on Thursdays starting around 6:30 PM.  Check the calendar to see which days we'll be there.

All members and guests must adhere to the clubs field safety rules located below the maps.

Map

Please make sure that when you first exit the highway onto the frontage road that you make an immediate left turn to get up onto the dike.

Map

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Club Operating Procedures

Section 1.
Flying is restricted to club members and their guests provided that the latter have current AMA memberships.

Section 2.
Cars must be parked in the designated areas only.

Section 3.
Flight boxes and models being prepared for flight shall be restricted to the pit area.

Section 4.
On arrival at the field all transmitters shall be placed in the impound area with the antenna collapsed when impound area is available.

Section 5.
No transmitter shall be put in use unless the appropriate frequency pin (clip) is attached to the designated frequency board.

Section 6.
All frequency pins will have owners name on backside.

Section 7.
Use of a frequency shall be limited to 15 minutes if others are waiting.

Section 8.
No full power throttle run ups in the pits.

Section 9.
Do not aim prop wash at other modelers or their models.

Section 10.
Spectators are welcome but must remain in the designated area.

Section 11.
All models must comply with AMA safety requirements (rounded spinners or prop nuts, no metal props, no knife-edge wings, etc.).

Section 12.
No nylon propellers unless reinforced by glass fibers are permitted on engines over .40 cu. in. displacement.

Section 13.
Taxiing a model through the pit area is prohibited.

Section 14.
Pilots must stand only in the marked Pilots Box . Only pilots, or instructors and spotters are permitted to stand in the pilot s box.

Section 15.
All takeoff and landing attempts shall be previously announced to other fliers.

Section 16.
When an engine goes dead in flight, shout Deadstick loudly several times to warn others of the impending landing. A dead stick aircraft has the right of way over all others.

Section 17.
In any case of model malfunction in the air (radio or mechanical), promptly announce the problem to the other fliers in a loud voice. Other fliers will immediately clear the airspace, if on the ground, shut down their aircraft and radios.

Section 18.
Any person wishing to retrieve a model from the runway shall previously announce this intention to other fliers.

Section 19.
No engine restarts shall be made on the runway.

Section 20.
There shall be no flying over the spectator area, parking lot or any area where people are permitted to congregate.

Section 21.
There shall be no flying over adjacent houses, roads etc.

Section 22.
Low fly passes are not permitted closer to the pilot s box than the center of the runway.

Section 23.
No flying and consuming of alcoholic beverages.

Section 24.
Anything you bring to the flying field shall be removed when you depart. Trash Should be deposited in appropriate barrels; Members and their guests should not discard litter on the field.

Section 25.
Children and pets shall be confined to the spectator area.

Section 26.
Fliers must have proof of club and AMA membership.

Section 27.
No person shall attempt to fly a model without being accompanied by an instructor unless they have reached the minimum flight proficiency level or are alone at the flying site. All new members must demonstrate flight proficiency before solo flying.

Section 28.
Whenever starting or running your engine, be aware of the prop arc and what could happen if a prop blade were to fly off.