A new prototype start stand has been completed and in place on the PM
side of the field. I invite anyone to look it over and use it. If the
members agree, we can commit to building a bunch of new start stands to
replace the worst of the sun-baked units in current use.
The prototype stand is made from .065 x 1 3/4 square tubing cut and
welded, and then covered with 1" x 6" composit decking material. Final
cost for this unit is $90 - $100 in materials and donated labor from
clubmembers willing to help out. We think the new unit will last for
The issue of new safety starting stands will be on the agenda for the
upcoming club meeting, Sunday, March 8. See you there.
Contreras Field, Home of the Yuma AeroModelers
If you are interested in learning to fly models airplanes and/or 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"
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All AMA and MAAC members are welcome to fly. Non club members need a club member as a sponsor.