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While Driving Route I-91 South

  • Take Exit 20 onto King Street (route 5 south) and prepare to take an immediate left at the light. This will put you onto Damon Road
  • Follow Damon Road to the end, and take another left at the light onto Route 9 East
  • Cross the Coolidge Bridge. Cross Path Road will be on your left; go past it as a left turn is no longer allowed there
  • Continue on through the next light, and take a left onto West Street. Be alert for pedestrians and cyclists where you cross the bike trail!
  • Take a left onto Cemetery Road, continue on as it turns to dirt. Cross Path Road will now be on your left. (Paved Road) • Continue driving on the dirt road skipping Cross Path Road and take the next right.
  • Follow the signs for HCRC, you're almost there. The field will be on the right side of the road

While Driving Route I-91 North

  • Take Exit 19 and bear right onto Route 9 East
  • Cross the Coolidge Bridge. Cross Path Road will be on your left; go past it as a left turn is no longer allowed there
  • Continue on through the next light, and take a left onto West Street. Be alert for pedestrians and cyclists where you cross the bike trail!
  • Take a left onto Cemetery Road, continue on as it turns to dirt. Cross Path Road will now be on your left. (Paved Road)
  • Continue driving on the dirt road skipping Cross Path Road and take the next right.
  • Follow the signs for HCRC, you're almost there. The field will be on the right side of the road.

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HCRC Club Flying Rules

* Always fly below 400' and out of the path of approaching full scale aircraft.

* Flying boundaries:

Northern: To the river.

Southern: To Honey Pot Road.

Western: In front of the safety line.

Eastern: To the Bend in Honey Pot Road.

* NO taxing models in the pit area.

* No flying before 9AM on weekends.

* Direction of flight is determined by wind direction.

* Flight operations will stop during electrical storms.

* All pilots must fly with a spotter at all times.

* ONLY pilots and spotters are allowed on the flight line.

* All gas and nitro powered motor aircraft must have mufflers.

* Pilots shall make appropriate announcement when taking off, landing, on the field or emergency situations.

* All models must be flown in line-of-sight.

* Multi-rotor aircraft (drone) flying IS allowed under the following conditions:

    - Must remain within boundaries listed above.

    - FPV (First Person View) flying is allowed ONLY with a spotter but must remain in spotter's line-of-sight.

    - Hovering shall be done in areas outside of the designated fixed-wing flying path.

    - Additional AMA & FCC rules may apply.

* Children 12 and under NOT allowed beyond spectator area unless under direct supervision of an adult.

* First aid kit is located in the transmitter impound area.

* Bring out any trash you bring in.

* Last one out locks the gate.

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FLIGHT TRAINING INSTRUCTORS NEEDED!!

We pride ourselves on being a training club. We only have a couple of volunteer instructors to help our newbie pilots learn and improve their flying skills.

Both Andre and Ed are in need of support. We need some experienced pilots who would like to be flight instructors. Instructions are by appointment only now so it is easier to schedule lessons. You only need to instruct when you can. You can set your own schedule.

If you can help us out please contact President Tyler West or stop by at a business meeting. The club really needs your support! 

Call:

Andre (413) 786-9735

Ed (413) 532-7071

Tyler (413) 588-7440 or email to tylerwest36@hotmail.com

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FAA REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS RESCINDED FOR THE TIME BEING

It appears that the FAA has rescinded the registration requirements for "drones". But word is that future requirements will be reinstated soon.