A good number of Club members came out to the field on March
11th to welcome cadets from the local Civil Air Patrol squadron to
what was billed as CAP Day, '17.
Following a "welcome aboard" from Ron
Knittle, a discussion was led by Don Hoyt on how
an airplane is structured and flown. Later, an even dozen cadets and a couple
of dads were treated to buddy box flight experiences. Buddy Box
instructors included Dennis Lally, Jim
Hollingsworth, Don Runnels, Billy Rose, and Dale Hoke (radio
controlled box kite!!)
Russ Verbael and Dave Bartholomew cooked
up 50 hot dogs and served ice cold sodas for the enthusiastic cadets,
their buddy box flight instructors, and club members bringing display
aircraft and good will to the gathering.
The program ended
with Norm Booth discussing float flying and demonstrating his
recovery boat launch procedures.
Many thanks to all who contributed to this successful
event,and Scotty Haskell, Deputy Commander, Yuma CAP Squadron 508
If you are interested in learning to fly model airplanes and/or Drones, helicopters, just contact our club. Get in touch with us, if you have any questions about our club activities or to offer comments.
Our club is chartered under AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics). Club charter #320 AMA Gold Leader Club. Our club's purpose is to promote model aircraft activities; building, flying, teaching others to fly.
History of Our Club
Our club was started over 30 yrs ago and has had various flying sites over the years. We have had the current field since 1996 and have been working on improving it a little at a time. By far the biggest improvement was when we put in the paved runway. The club membership includes local flyers plus many winter visitors who enjoy the usually great year-round flying weather.
Our Club is now re-named to: Contreras Field, home of the Yuma Aeromodelers.
Our field has a paved runway approx 600 X 60. Shaded pits for morning and afternoon flying. Hyw 95 and Rifle Range Road. Located at N32d 42' 27.59" by W114d 25' 27.59"