About the Club
About the Club
The Burlington R/C Flyers (BRCF) Radio-controlled model airplane club. Our non-profit club fosters and promotes the sport and hobby of flying R/C models, and is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA - Charter 1752). The club holds bimonthly meetings, and maintains an R/C model airfield open to its members and guests and their model aircraft; the public is invited to visit. With around 100 members, we are one of the largest model airplane clubs in eastern Massachusetts. Club meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the months of February, April, June, September, and November, from 7:30pm until 9.
The club has several designated flight instructors who are available to teach beginners. Instruction is offered free of charge--instructors donate their personal time--in the spirit of promoting the hobby to newcomers.
New and prospective members are always invited to attend Club meetings, and everyone is always welcome to stop by the field and check out the action for themselves!
New members can join online. All members are required to hold a current membership with the AMA.
History of the Club
Some of the early pilots at the field were Bill Copp, Bob Johnson (who recently moved north) and Al Melansin. We hope to get more history from them for this page.
In those early days there was only one runway and no windsock. Now the Club has two mowed runways, a pit area and a mowed path leading from the street to the pit. Some might call it the "million mile march" and it's something that certainly taxes your back and arms, especially if carrying a hefty field box. We've also put up a picnic table and benches as well as an aircraft work bench. Last summer we put up a tent to help with the sun in the summer.