York County FlyersYork County Flyers is an AMA chartered club dedicated to the hobby of remote controlled Model aircraft.
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Welcome to the York County Flyers!

The York County Flyers are a group of like minded Carolinians devoted to promoting interest in building and flying radio controlled model aircraft.  We are an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) sanctioned model aircraft club located in York, SC.  Our club boasts the largest membership of any AMA club in the Metrolina area with over 120 active members engaged in all aspects of the hobby.

Current News or Up Coming Events

Congratulation to the new 2018 Officers.

2018 YCF Officers Effective 3-1-2018:

President - Greg Blackwell

VP - Robert Russell

Treasure - Doug Spirrell

Secretary - Ty Newberry

Officer at Large - Gerald Desmarattes

Big Thank you to the outgoing Officers:

Ed Talhame

Tom Cudney

Devin Henderson

Are you getting ready for warmer weather?  Check the Events listing page as many clubs are starting to schedule events for this spring and summer.

If you know of an upcoming RC event and would like to get it on our Events list page, send me an email at, jnew2916@att.net with the event details and I'll get it listed on our Events Page.

Be aware that the FAA has reinstated the UAS registration requirement.  Here is some information from AMA about this; FAA Registration Reinstated, or the AMA Blog.  To go directly to the FAA for information about this and/or to Register, follow the links on the lower left of this page.

More information about new restrictions from the FAA about Drones over DOE Facilities.

Work is being performed on Langrum Branch Road, so please be aware there may be temporary closures from either end.

Greg Blackwell has received AMA Sanction Approval for the 2018 Big Bird Fly-In scheduled for June 23, 2018, more information will be forthcoming, so please check back.

Pictures from the Fallen Eagle Fly In

The Big Check to Hospice for $2,575.
Testing out the Simulators.......See, I can fly with no hands.......
Brent out bid himself to win the Stainless steel fire pit.
One of the winners for the Twisted Hobbys certificates.
Couple of the winners for the Atlanta Hobby certificates.
Winner of the Dromida Vista drone.
Winner of the 52" Extra 300-EXP donated by Extreme Flight.
Draw my number.......... I'm a winner....................
Raffle prizes every where.....
This ticket better win......
Greg this better be the winning ticket.....
Raffle Winners!!!
Raffle Winners!!!
Winner of the Sig 4-Star donated by Dymond USA.
Winner of the Sig 4-Star donated by Dymond USA.
Winner of the DX9 Pilots prize from Horizon.
Winner of the DX9 Pilots prize from Horizon.
And the Winner is......
Oooooohhh that was some good BBQ, Thank you Brent!!!
Oooooohhh that was some good BBQ, Thank you Brent!!! And don't forget the Slaw, Beans and Cookies.....
I'll take a picture of you if you take a picture of me.....
Just one more....
Dr. Mike with the Make and take gliders.

Do you have any pictures of the guys at the field or events? Please email them to Ty Newberry jtnewberry5@att.net.

Upcoming events

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 - 12:00
    • York Public Library
    Registration is closed

    March club meeting will be held at:

    York Public Library
    21E. Liberty St, York. SC

    Please continue to monitor the Events calendar, as dates could change due to weather or other events.

    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 17:30 - 21:00
    • Shield of Faith Church
    Registration is closed
    March 13, 2018 Indoor fly in.

    This will be the last Indoor fly in for this season.

    Where: SHIELD OF FAITH CHURCH Family life Center, 2499 Firetower Rd.,Rock Hill, SC. 29730

    What: A variety of flying events to allow airplane and heli/drone pilots to show off their stuff. 
    If it’ll fly in a gym, this is for you.  

    If you’re just curious, come out and meet the pilots and see the aircraft up close,
    maybe even get a chance to try one out with an instructor.  

    Fee: $10.00 pilot registration - AMA Required

    ** Guests are welcome at no charge**

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 08:30
    • 17 Mar 2018
    • Firetower Flyers in Piedmont, SC

    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 08:00 - 13:00
    • Lexington, NC Fair Grounds

    Friends & Fellow RC'ers!! 

    It's that time of year again for the

    20th Annual Triad Aeromodeler's Swap Meet on March 17th at the Lexington, NC Fair Grounds. There will Raffles, Food, Drinks and over 100 available tables of RC stuff to see and purchase.

    There are plenty of wall and aisle tables open and ready to reserve if you plan to participate.

    Attached is a Swap Meet Flyer with all the details and to share. Please call me at 336-479-8900 or reply to this email to reserve your tables. We hope to see everyone of you there!!

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 8840 Camden Way, Rembert, SC

    Giant scale war-birds in military or civilian paint schemes. 80" monoplane, 60" multi-wing, turbine 144" wing+fuse. Sanction #18/623.

    Camping welcome-no hookups.


    Visit: giantwarbirds.org.  Facebook: giantwarbirds/

    Jesse Cofer CD

    PH: 704.455.2455

    Email: jcofer@carolina.rr.com.

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • McCracken Aerodrome, Monroe, NC

    Charlotte Aeromodelers


    April 28, 2018 McCracken Aerodrome, Monroe, NC

    All Types of aircraft welcome, except No Turbine Jets.

    NO Landing Fee – FREE for this event only. AMA Required

    Bring a picnic lunch(or visit the nearby Crossroads Diner) and enjoy a little tailgating. Also bring items to sell because swap meet space is available for free... bring your own table.

    Come join us for a day of flying, swapping, fun and fellowship to start the 2018 season!

    Contest Director: John Davis 704-957-9336 Jdavis8475@carolina.rr.com

    • 12 May 2018
    • 19 May 2018
    • Triple Tree Aerodrome, Woodruff, SC

    Joe Nall Week at Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, SC,

    Here is the link to Triple Tree about Joe Nall week

    • 25 May 2018
    • 27 May 2018
    • Triple Tree Aerodrome

    On Memorial Day Weekend the Midsouth Soaring Championships will once again be held at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff South Carolina.  

    For more information contact Jeff Carr   goinav8n@gmail.com

    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 10 Jun 2018
    • Triple Tree Aerodrome

    Young Aviators Fly-in

    SAVE THE DATES:  JUNE 8-10 2018

    Calling all young adults and youth in aviation for the first annual Young Aviators Fly-In at Triple Tree Aerodrome!

    Any age is welcome (including the young at heart) to come and celebrate the next generation of aviators. Aircraft and guests can begin arriving on Friday, June 8th at 9 AM and the event will conclude on Sunday, June 10th at 5 PM.
    On Saturday, June 9th, we will be hosting various aviation organizations including aviation colleges, clubs, and youth programs from around the country for a “Youth Day”. Come camp, fly, and hang out with fellow aviation enthusiasts at one of the world’s most beautiful grass strips!
    There will be no landing fee or daily admission fee, however food trucks will be on site each day to provide a great meal. Each attendee is responsible for paying for their own meal. On Saturday and Sunday a continental breakfast will be provided for a low cost. An event specific T-shirt will be available for purchase as well. Come on out and enjoy the beauty and charm of Triple Tree, all while supporting the next generation!
    More information coming soon for this great young aviators event. Please check back mid February.

    Cayla McLeod


    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 08:00
    • 240 Langrum Branch Rd, York, SC
    Registration is closed