Texas Wings RC Flying Club

The Texas Wings RC Flying Club, AMA Charter Club #1521, was established in 1983 for the enjoyment and promotion of the hobby of building and flying Radio Controlled Model Aircraft. Texas Wings offers a relaxed, family-oriented membership that focuses on 'sport flying', promoting the hobby through community involvement, commitment to flight-training, and support of new aeromodelers.

Aerial view of flying field.

Flight Training every Wednesday at 5:30 pm, See Flight Training page for more details.

Announcements


  • Please practice social distancing when at the club flying field. For your safety as well as our other club members.



  • Free Public Flight Training Wednesday evenings 5:30 till darkness, weather permitting, during Daylight Saving at Texas Wings RC Flying Club Field. Come experience the excitement of flying radio control model aircraft. See Flight Training page for more details.


  • Join/Renew your yearly club membership on this website using Paypal or a credit card. Just use the link on left, or tap the 3 bars on your mobile device.


  • Attention All Club Members: On December 12th, 2017, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) restoring the UAS registration requirement, including for AMA members. You will be required to have your Federal Registration Number on the outside of your aircraft. You can register with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at https://registermyuas.faa.gov or visit AMA at modelaircraft.org for more information.


  • Attention All Club Members: The FAA issued a notice, implementing the exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft (model aircraft/drones), on May 17th, 2019. For more information see 49 U.S.C. 44809


  • New Guidance From the FAA - Dated 2-18-2020


  • Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations

  • There's a law that describes how, when, and where you can fly drones for recreational purposes. You are considered a recreational user if you fly your drone for fun. It is important to know when and where you can fly and how to register your drone.

Following these rules will keep you and your drone safe and will help keep the airspace available to everyone.

  • Register your drone, mark it on outside with the registration number, and carry proof of registration with you.

  • Fly only for recreational purposes.

  • Fly your drone at or below 400 feet above the ground when in uncontrolled (class G) airspace.

TX Wings RC Field, is in class G airspace.

  • Obtain authorization before flying in controlled airspace (Class B, C, D, and E). You can obtain authorization in three ways:

LAANC

DroneZone

A written agreement with the FAA for fixed flying sites.

Note: Flying drones in certain airspace is not allowed. Classes of airspace and flying restrictions can be found on our B4UFLY app.

  • Keep your drone within your visual line-of-sight or within the visual line-of-sight of a visual observer who is co-located (physically next to) and in direct communication with you.

  • Do not fly at night unless your drone has lighting that allows you to know its location and orientation at all times.

  • Give way to and do not interfere with manned aircraft.

  • Never fly over any person or moving vehicle.

  • Never interfere with emergency response activities such as disaster relief, any type of accident response, law enforcement activities, firefighting, or hurricane recovery efforts.

  • Never fly under to the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many over-the-counter medications have side effects that could impact your ability to safely operate your drone.

  • Do not operate operate your drone in a careless or reckless manner.

Recreational flyers should know that if they intentionally violate any of these safety requirements, and/or operate in a careless or reckless manner, they could be liable for criminal and/or civil penalties.

Other changes coming in the future


  • Attention All Club members: the covered parking south of storage container is private parking. If you have parked under one of the covers and the owner shows up, and asks you to move, please comply. Thank you.***


  • Attention All Club Members: if you are not getting any club emails, please let us know by emailing us at tx.wings.rc@gmail.com with your email address as well as a phone contact; we will add you to the list. Thank you!***

HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!