Sunday, January 29, 2012

RC Events in the Jackson Mississippi Metro Area

We recently joined the Capitol City Radio Control Club and are fortunate to live close to the flying field at Buddy Butts Park. CCRCC is an AMA charter club. AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) is a self-supporting, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity. It is the official national body for model aviation in the United States and the chartering organization for more than 2,500 model aviation clubs across the US. AMA sanctions more than a thousand model competitions each year, and certifies official model flying records on a national and international level. AMA’s website:

CCRCC’s first Swap Meet of 2012 is from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday February 11   in the Gymnasium at Alta Woods United Methodist Church, 109 Alta Woods Blvd, Jackson MS 39204.  Admission:  $5 per family.  There will be free coffee, and refreshments for sale.  The Swap Meets are a great opportunity for beginners or anyone considering Radio Control as a hobby, to talk with experienced flyers of all skill levels.  

2011 Swap Meet
CCRCC’s Magnolia Classic Fly-In Event will be held at Hinkle Field on Saturday April 28.  Fly-ins feature lots of great flying, food, trophies, raffles and fun for the entire family.  Admission is free to the public.  Pilot's fee:  $15 (includes lunch and other benefits) 

Glow Fuel Powered Plane 
flying over Hinkle Field

If you are already into radio control aviation, or are interested in learning more about it, CCRCC would love to hear from you.  Club dues are $40 per year and are used to keep the flying field maintained and for club activities. For more information about CCRCC events, joining the club or learning how to fly, contact Charles Williams of Clinton who is CCRCC’s Newsletter Editor, 601-924-7176, or visit the club’s website at

Hinkle Field is located at the far end of Buddy Butts Park, 
6180 N. McRaven Street, Jackson MS 39204