Welcome to the internet home of the Rutland County RC Flyers. The Rutland County RC Flyers are dedicated model aviation enthusiasts that fly during the warmer months at the site of the former Fair Haven Municipal Airport, in Fair Haven, VT. The club has been an officially chartered club with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) since 1991. We are part of AMA's District-1, which includes all AMA clubs in New England.
We welcome visitors to our field anytime we're flying, typically Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the warmer months.
You can stay tuned for our latest activities right here, or visit us on our Facebook Group. You don't have to have a FB account to view posts on the club's Facebook Group, so it's open to all.
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Events at a Glance
To avoid confusion about what 'time' a given event is in our event listing, please open the desired event and check the description.
Senate passes FAA Reauthorization Bill
The Senate has passed the 2023 FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes the following updates to the bill's verbiage:
UAS operations permitted up to controlled airspace without FAA authorization (for our FRIA, this would bring our 'ceiling' up to 700-ft AGL).
A process to request flights into controlled airspace from uncontrolled airspace
CBO designation to self-declare FRIAs
CBOs must be TRUST Administrators
Updates educational provision to allow elementary and secondary schools to fly under recreational rules
Provides $1 million a year for Know Before You Fly
Changes the term “sanctioned events” to “CBO-sponsored operations”
Uses the word “drone” in place of UAS (definition remains the same from 2018)
Better clarifies large model aircraft operations in Class G airspace
AMA says "although we are one step closer to new legislation for our community, there is still much to be done. AMA looks forward to working toward a final FAA Reauthorization bill with both the House of Representatives and Senate over the next few weeks and months. "
Club Swap Meet Sat March 30th
Our 2nd annual RC Swap Meet will be here before you know it, near the end of March. If you have some items to sell, be sure to contact Jim Rotondo to let him know how many tables you need. We're hoping for a good turnout!