The Texoma RC Modelers Club is dedicated to building and flying all types of model aircraft. Our club has been a active AMA club since 1970. Our club holds monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00pm. Our meetings are held at the Church of Christ Family Life Center, 2100 North Woods Street, Sherman Texas 75092. Visitors are welcome to sit in any of our meetings.
Our primary flying site is Pete Darter Field located just West of Sherman, TX in the small community of Southmayd. We also have a secondary flying site located just West of the Denison Dam on Lake Texoma. We have members involved in IMAC, Combat, War Birds, Heli's, Electrics, and others. The club sponsors several AMA sanctioned events each year. Members are always quick to help out the newcomers as well as the veteran pilots. All AMA members are welcome to join us for our sanctioned events, and AMA members can come visit with a member present. We are always looking for new members. Give us a call anytime, or just stop by the field.
Frequently Asked Questions About Membership How do I join the Texoma RC Modelers Club? Membership in our club is easy and we are proud to have the lowest dues in the North Texas area. To be a member of the Texoma RC Modelers Club you must first be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). To join the AMA follow this link www.modelaircraft.org. On AMA's web site you can sign up for membership or print a membership application and mail it in. Once you have confirmation of your membership you are ready to join us. Download the Membership Applicationand fill it out online then print it. Sign the application and either mail it to the address on the form, turn it in to D&D Hobby Shop, or bring it to one of our monthly club meetings. The meetings start at 7:00 PM the first Thursday of each month. The most current information on the time, date, and location of the Monthly Meetings is posted on the "Home" page of this website. You can also call one of the club officers listed on the "Contact Us" page for more information. How old do I have to be to join the club? While we do not have an age restriction, you need to be of sufficient age to understand the inherent dangers of model aircraft. The single biggest danger is a spinning propeller. Safety of the pilots and spectators is our most important concern and we have safety rules that must be understood and followed at all times. Membership dues for Junior members is half that of Regular members. Minors must have the consent of their parent or guardian to join the club and must be accompanied while at the flying fields.
Does the club do anything other than fly? We are a flying club after all! However, we do have an occasional static display. As a member you are eligible to compete in monthly "Fun Fly" competitions. These are competitions where you fly in a variety of events to earn points and gift certificates redeemable at D&D Hobby Shop. You also earn points for an Annual Points Race where awards are given to the top ten pilots at our annual Christmas Party. We hold membership meetings monthly where we discuss club business and plan for upcoming events, schedule field improvement projects, etc. We also plan various events that involve local groups such as the Boy Scouts and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Who do I call for more information about joining the club or training? Go to our "Home" page for contact information. Send one of the members an email and we will contact you as soon as possible. Enough of the hype, how much is this going to cost me? That is a very tough question to answer, but here are some guidelines. AMA dues will cost you no more than $75.00 for a regular membership. Free for minors. Club dues are $48.00 per year for regular members and $24.00 Junior members. Family membership is the same as a regular membership, it just has more names on it but no extra fees for club dues. We also have a $35.00 mowing deposit for regular memberships that is refunded to the member when/if they help mow the flying field one time during the year. So the most you would pay for a membership is $83.00 per year ($35 of which is refundable which makes it $48.00) plus AMA membership at $58.00. You can obtain a Membership Application on the Visitors Page. That was the easy part. The hard part of this question is how much you will pay for airplanes and equipment. You can go to the hobby shops and purchase a trainer setup with everything you need to get started for around $150.00 or less. These deals will include fuel, airplane, transmitter and the accessories you will need. Or you could go to the other end of the spectrum and spend $8000.00 on just an airplane. You could actually spend more if you are so inclined. With that said, you are looking at about $106.00 per year for AMA and Club dues, the rest is up to you. Go online to the various hobby shops and see what interests you. Just be sure to keep it simple until you are sure that you are going to stick with it. A word of caution, try to avoid the temptation to jump straight into scale aircraft such as military war birds. These aircraft are not for beginners.