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The last Fun Fly of the year is coming up on Saturday, November 21st. Looks like the event coordinator will have a couple of different events, come join the fun at 7:00 am on the 21st. (10-29-20)


    The enlarged Elings Park Field is now big enough for almost everyone to land on! (5-28-20)

At this time, the COVID-19 issues continues in California. However flying at Elings is up to your discretion. It's outside, and by maintaining the 6 feet separation, wearing masks, and hand cleanliness, flying is your choice. Now is a good time to get out that plane may require a bit of tender loving care or start a build of a new plane for the summer..... Let's call it "Shelter in the Shop".(7/22/20)

General Business Meetings

Meetings are held at 6:30PM, the first Thursday of even-numbered months at 45 Hartley Place, Goleta, CA 93117 (adjacent to the Santa Barbara Airport). Any member or guest may attend. Our December meeting is a banquet at Harry’s Plaza, reservations required.

Elings Park Flying

The South Elings Park field is open from 7AM to 5 PM. Most flyers come Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:15AM.   Evening flying starts about 5:00pm until closing. Our runway is just below where the paragliders land. Access is the unmarked south entrance to Elings Park.  From the Cliff/Las Positas traffic circle, the entrance is .1 mile east on Cliff on the north side.

Learn to Fly

At our morning flying activity at Elings, we demonstrate and teach RC airplanes to adults and youth.   We can give you suggestions on buying, flying, and maintaining an airplane.  We also can let you experience flying a model airplane. We use our airplane and our two transmitters, one for you and one for the instructor.  We give you control and take it back if you have difficulty. Introductory lesson is free.  After the introductory session,  an Elings Park membership is required. Email "" for information and to make a reservation at the field.

Float Flying

We fly airplanes on Lake Cachuma, Mohawk Shores several times a year. Three remaining dates for 2020 have been confirmed and are published on the club calendar.  Contact Glenn Dorfman, or Peter Nickel for information and questions.



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