Somerset RC Club


A group of individuals interested in all aspects of the radio control aircraft hobby. Our club, first sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in 1989 has steadily grown and developed over the years. Everyone in the club has a singular vision - to have fun. That is our mission. To enjoy a day of flying with a great group of individuals with a common interest.

Many of our Members have decades of experience building and flying RC Model Aircraft. All of whom are willing to share their knowledge with others so that they too can experience a safe and enjoyable day at the flying field.

We host numerous events at our flying field throughout the year, such as our Annual Warbirds day, Dawn Patrol Fly-In and our Annual Electric Fun Fly to name a few. Additionally, our Club will host a number of BBQ's at our flying field free to all Members, just another way we like to say thanks to all of our club members.

So, if you're looking for a Club that is willing to take the time to help you develop the skills and confidence in making your introduction to the RC Modeling sport a rewarding one, look no further. Why not attend our next monthly meeting and introduce yourself. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Come see what the Somerset RC Club has to offer.



Club Meetings

Meetings Start at 8:00pm

Last Tuesday of Every Month

American Legion Post 306
707 Legion Place
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Telephone: (732) 356-9699

We discuss club business, upcoming events, swap flying stories, help each other with building or flying issues and generally have a good time.

Members bring in models, radios, chargers, or whatever they want to share with the club. Guests are always welcome. Plan to attend our next Monthly meeting. Our Officers and Members are here to help and to answer any question you may have. Hope to see you there.



Club Officers

President Tony Rossi Email The President
Vice President Jim Vigani Email The Vice President
Treasurer Dave Szabo Email The Treasurer
Secretary John Samtak Email The Secretary
Member-At-Large Felipe Trucco Email The Member-At-Large

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flying Field


Our AMA sanctioned field is located at the Somerset County North Branch Park. The facility includes: a large grass flying area, transmitter impound station, frequency board, benches and restroom facilities. The field is open 365 days a year, subject to County and Club Event closures, which will be posted on this site and at the field.

All forms of RC Aircraft, Helicopters and Gliders are welcome. Sorry, no turbines allowed.

Come by and visit us at our field anytime!

Flying Hours
Field flying hours are as follows:

  • Glow or Gas: 10:00am till 7:30pm daily.
  • Non-motorized and electric aircraft: 8:00am till 1 hour before sunset daily.

Permit
A County flying field permit is required and can be purchased at the Park Headquarters located next to the field. AMA Membership is required in order obtain a field permit. Contact the Park Headquarters for further information and Park office hours at (908) 722-1200.

Flying At The Field
In order to fly solo at the field (without assistance) you must first perform the required solo flight test which can only be administered by a County Certified Check Pilot. Solo flight test requirements are available on this page.

After you have completed this requirement, the Check Pilot will affix a Solo Pilot sticker to your Park Field Permit. Until you fulfill this requirement, you must fly with the assistance of a certified flyer. This is for your safety and the safety of others.

  • County Certified Check Pilots are available for testing by appointment only.
  • Names and contact information are available on this page.

Flight regulations are posted on this site and at the field. Please abide by them.

Flying Field

Vote on club dues will be held at November meeting!

Want to be an Instructor Pilot? Contact Dave or Tony

Interested in being a club officer? Contact VP Jim Vigani

Next Meeting September 26th

FIELD CLOSED SEPTEMBER 7 - 10

Annual Big Bird Fly In September 16th

Closing Day Picnic September 24th

Club Event Calendar Updated with Field Closings and 2017 Events

Annual Electric Fun Fly October 7th

2017 Events Calendar Updated

Want to see what the Somerset RC club is up to this year? Our events calendar is updated and filled with exciting contests!

Other Important Points of Contact

Instructor and Student

FLIGHT TRAINING

Our club has a comprehensive Flight Training Program geared to making a challenging hobby safe, fun and rewarding to new pilots. Our Buddy Box technique of Flight Training can get you in the air on your first day. We have a number of Instructors available to teach new club members requiring flight training.

We can also assist with everything from equipment selection to getting you to your first solo flight.

DIRECTIONS

North Branch Flying Field is located at:

355 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Our telephone number is (908) 722-1200

Stuck in A Tree?
Kite Eating Tree
Have you lost a plane in one of the trees at the field? Can't get it down?

Call Craig Cutler at (908) 231-1062 for a long, helping hand!