The "north" entrance is at the corner of Duarte Road and Highland Ave, next to City of Hope. After entering the gate, drive down the unpaved road. Follow the new direction signs to the paved road at the top of the berm. 15 mph speed limit. Go down the ramp to the left that leads to the field.
Events April 24 - 26 Wings Over Prado Scale RC Aircraft Fly In Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club $30 landing fee, Sat night banquet, snack bar
Pay attention to what your local lawmakers are doing.
With no apologies to the Rolling Stones, the City of Los Angeles has BANNED flying powered ANTHING in their parks and beaches, outside of childs toy balloon (but only non-flammable). LA Municipal Code Section 63.44 broadly defines what a park is (including the parking lot of a park) and what you can not do there. The sign below pretty much says it. It is not known if this is an official City sign or put up by some cranky resident.
Anodized license plate frames on order!! Laser engraved, blue , $14
Let use know at SFDRCM@hotmail.com Similar to below, blue, with heli and airplane on top line.
California Updates Invasion of Privacy Law to Ban the Use of Camera Drones Effective January 1
In a bill meant to bring California’s privacy laws into a drone-heavy 21st century, the state just signed an act into law that will make it both illegal and very expensive for anybody seeking to invade someone else’s privacy by taking photos of them with a camera drone. This law applies WHETHER OR NOT ANY IMAGE WAS CAPTURED but it is not known how the courts will treat that clause.
The law is seen by many as an anti-paparazzi law, but it’s meant to protect the privacy of the public at large. Under the new law, anybody caught using a camera drone to take pictures of somebody “under circumstances in which [they] had a reasonable expectation of privacy,” and where said picture could not have been taken without trespassing if the drone hadn’t been used, will face serious penalties.
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Arrow Highway Gate is Available. Duarte Road Gate is being intermittantly locked again. 2015 keys available for renewed members. Access via Arrow Highway may be restricted by construction activity. Please be patient and polite.
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Float Fly May 2014 video by John De La Cueva, including Ed Villanueva's custom rescue boat.
Aeromodeling Pioneers: The Good Brothers Video Uploaded
When the Cindy Good and Mallory Nelson, daughter and granddaugter of RC pioneer William Good visited, they left a DVD that was a very interesting documentary of about the innovative Good brothers. I have been able to upload this to YouTube for all to enjoy. This is fascinating and inspiring look at RC history, with interviews to preserve the presence of these brothers. As with many modlers, their interest in model aviation was coupled with significant technical achievements in other areas. Let us all be inspired by their work and their enjoyment of this hobby.
Video as approx 26 minutes - thank you to YouTube for permission for the extended length upload, and to Mallory and Cindy.
Meeting Time & Location Information Wednesday at 7:30 PM Arcadia Red Cross on Methodist Hospital campus 376 W Huntington Dr Arcadia , CA 91007 map it 7:30 Second Wednesday each month
Meeting Time & Location Information
Wednesday at 7:30 PM Arcadia Red Cross on Methodist Hospital campus 376 W Huntington Dr Arcadia , CA 91007 map it 7:30 Second Wednesday each month