Meetings, Events and Activities

Bartholomew Co. R/C Fliers ​Club Meetings.​

​Our monthly club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at Tapitio Restaurant, located in the 25th Street Shopping Center in Columbus. The address is 2520 Central Avenue.  Guests are welcomed and encouraged.
Dinner, not mandatory, and/or socializing start at 6:00 PM and the business part of the meeting begins at 7:00 PM.
Hope you can join us!
We do not meet in November or December.  Our January meeting is our Holiday Club Member and Guest Pitch-In.  

2019 Club Events

Indoor Flying
For the 2019-20 Winter season, Indoor Flying was again FREE for any AMA member.  We fly in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Gym from 3:00 to 5:00 PM,  on Sundays: 
November 3rd                                            December 1st
January 5th & 19th                                   February 2nd & 16th

                                     March 1st


New Year's Day ​Freeze Fly
It's a tradition of almost every club.  We come out on New Year's Day to fly, no matter the weather.  In central Indiana, sometimes there is no snow, sometimes more than a foot.  However, it is hardly ever warm.
Hot coffee and doughnuts are staples.

Earth Day, April 21st

Will again be at the Recycling Center on South Mapleton.  We display our airplanes, give out magazines and egg carton penny gliders

Club 40 Racing, May 23rd

  Is a very simple, introductory racing event, using aerobatic trainers and sport engines.  There are 2 classes, 60 and 95 mph.  AMA members are invited.

Aviation Day, June 6th, at the Columbus Municipal Airport. We have displayed our airplanes and copters since this event was started.

Club Picnic, July 11th

This event features flying, fellowship and food.  The Fried chicken and drinks are supplied by the club and we have a pitch-in.

Open House, June 13th

12:00 to 3:00

Come out and fly our airplanes, using the Buddy-Box system.  All equipment is provided.

Firemen's Cheer Fund Charity Fly-In,  August 10
 Our first Cheer Fund Charity Fly-In was held in 2007. This event benefits the Firemen's Cheer Fund, which has existed since the 1930's. It provides toys, clothing and food to less fortunate children and families during the Christmas season.

Joe Grube Memorial Warbird Fly-In, September 21
   This event is dedicated to the memory of the first and only of our Charter Members to "Go Flying". 

Swap Meet, October 18th
     Our club Swap Meet happens in October at the Bartholomew County Fair Grounds, south of Columbus, IN on State Road 11.  In 2019 it was held on October 20.

Pilot Training

While this is not an event in 2020, pilot training is available at almost any time when the weather cooperates and one of our instructors is available.