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 Morales 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 December. Our January meeting is our Holiday Banquet/Pitch-In. Date, time and location TBA.
2019 Club Events
For the 2018-19 Winter season, Indoor Flying was again FREE for any AMA member. We flew in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Gym from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, on Sundays:
November 11th December 16th
January 6th, 20th & 27th February 17th & 24th
We expect to have Indoor flying for Winter 2019-20.
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 24th
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 25th
Is a very simple, introductory racing event, using aerobatic trainers and sport engines. There are 2 classes, 60 and 95 mph.
Club Picnic, July 13
This event features flying, fellowship and food. The Fried chicken and drinks are supplied by the club and we have a pitch-in.
Aviation Day, September 18, at the Columbus Municipal Airport. We have displayed our airplanes and copters since this event was started.
Cheer Fund Charity Fly-In
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 20
Our club Swap Meet happens in October at the Bartholomew County Fair Grounds, south of Columbus, IN on State Road 11. In 2018 it was held on October 21.
While this is not an event in 2019, pilot training is available at almost any time when the weather cooperates and one of our instructors is available.