About Imperial R/C Club

About Imperial R/C Club

Imperial R/C Club (IRCC) is an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered, non-profit club dedicated to the radio controlled model aircraft hobby and is open to anyone interested in model aviation.  We are currently located on Highway 60 in Mulberry, Florida. Imperial R/C Club is a recreational, community oriented, radio controlled aircraft flying club that provides members and visiting AMA registered individuals with a local, secure radio controlled flying site.  Our current membership includes residents throughout Polk County and surrounding communities. Imperial R/C Club was started in 1969.  At that time, the club was located at the Old Bartow Airbase.  Around the early 1980’s, the club flying site was moved to our current location on Highway 60 in Mulberry, Florida.  The club’s main purposes are promoting, education, advancement and safeguarding of remote control modeling activities. Imperial R/C Club invites visitors to our club to watch and partake in flying activities.  We have AMA approved instructors to train new pilots.  Imperial R/C Club hosts several events at our field each year to promote flying activities and support local business through assistance with International Flying events and bringing outside visitors to the greater Lakeland/Polk County area.

Announcements...

The AMA National Model Aviation Day is coming up this August 17th and the IRCC will be hosting a family day, the 2nd annual Tri-fecta Fun Fly and a fly-in. David Raff will be heading up the food for this event, myself and Chris Trumble will be conducting the Tri-Fecta Fun Fly. The field will be open for fun fly during the contest…the runway will not be shut down for the contest.
A call to Action of IRCC Members – from Field Maintenance Officer Bill Pawl – – HOG FENCE!
I’m going to shoot for Sat. 7/27 as a tentative day to do the fence line. I’d like to have at least 8 to 10 guys, mostly to drive in the posts. (strong backs a plus).  I did a test drive and managed to get down about 2 feet, and it was very solidly stuck. Now I know somebody told me that they also had a post driver. If we could get that one as well as as ours, it would really help. Ours weighs in at 18 #’s so we’re going to need some real help on that part of the job. We have about 110, or so, of these suckers to put in, so the more relief people we have, the better. Plus, I’ll need help running out the fence and tying it to the posts, 4 ties to a post. Also, help setting the 4×4 gate posts etc.
 
I’ll cut the trench for the fence the day before and everybody pray for no rain. Well need a couple of extra shovels, both flat (preferred) and round nosed. Definitely need heavy gloves if you’re going to pound posts, it’s hard on the hands. It’s not going to be an easy job, but, with enough people and some luck, we’ll be in good shape by the end of the day. Of course, unfortunately, the field will have to be shut down for the duration, but I figured Sat. was better than Sun. 
 
Whoever can be available to help can either e-mail or call me. 863-456-9056 or (the house) 863-223-8757
 
Thank you!
Bill