Somerset RC is a multi-interest model airplane club. We have all types of aircraft including glow, gas, electric, scale, 3D, sport flying, and Pattern. The models vary in size from small electric to 40% gas. Unfortunately, turbines are not allowed. We all love to just come out, kick back, and spend some time sharing stories with fellow modelers. We have several events for club members and offer free instruction to members. So, come on out and be a part of our club.
Meetings are 7:00 pm every last Tuesday of the month at:
American Legion Post 306
707 Legion Place
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Yesterday, our club lost member Michael Ahlff (known to many as "German Mike") due to complications following surgery. His death comes as a shock to us, and it is with sadness as we contemplate his passing.
Though he was known as "German Mike," he was a proud citizen of his adopted country, the United States, and was more patriotic than many who are born here.
His legacy in our club lives in the many pilots he taught to fly, as well as his mastery of building and pattern flying. He was a great example of what our hobby is at its highest levels of accomplishment. Moreover, he was a good friend to those who could call him friend. We extend our sympathies to his wife Silke and his family.
We will inform you shortly regarding how condolences may be expressed.
The Somerset RC Executive Board
All events will be held at North Branch park
355 Milltown Rd,
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807-7020 ( 40.579193, -74.678164 )
the Warbirds over North Branch was a lot of fun today. several pilots braved the wind and cloudy skies to celebrate the heavy metal planes that ruled the skies. we also had some WWI biplanes and some Jet. The Café was a nice change from Pizza so thanks to chef Dave. we all had a good meal.
pictures in the Gallery.
Thanks to all the membership our Fall season picnic, September 26th, was a great success. a bit iffy weather in the beginning but it got better and we got in a bunch of flying.
Pictures in the Gallery
Today, June 20th, at our "Big Bird Flyin", membership from at least five clubs flew together: the Staten Island RC Modelers, the Union RC Club, Burlington County RC Club, AFRCF, and Somerset RC. For the vast majority of the pilots that registered, it was the first event we attended this season, with many local events cancelled since the societal upheavals.
Our event transcended the norm. We said goodbye for a time to isolation. Our clubs today flew together in fraternity.
We had big birds, small birds, warbirds, jet birds. Moreover, we had fun. Thank you all for your presence and participation today.
President, Somerset RC
Pictures in the Gallery
The American Legion is now available for meetings so we will go back to our 7:00 meeting last Tuesday of the month.
The September News Letter is now available as a PDF in documents
The 2020 Dues are still $30.00 Checks should be made out to Somerset RC and mailed to:
Branchburg NJ 08876
or you can make payments to our PayPal account:
PS: If you are paying via Paypal, please link the payment to your bank account and not a credit card,
otherwise Paypal takes a 3% cut.
2020 event schedule
April Meeting and Expo, Saturday April 25 at 11 AM(canceled)
Opening Day, Saturday May 23(canceled)
Big Bird Fly-In, Saturday June 20(completed)
E-Fly, Saturday July 25(rescheduled)
Warbirds, Saturday October 10th(completed)
End-of-Season Picnic, Saturday September 26(completed)
Turkey Fly, Saturday November 14
Other club events schedule
North East Philadelphia Club
Warbirds over NE September 19(canceled)
NJ Pine barons
Swap Meet May 3(canceled)
Float Fly June 6(canceled)
Warbirds June 27,28(completed)
Burlington County RC (Pemberton)
Sell, Buy and fly May 30(canceled)
Pattern Contest July 11(completed)
Warbirds July 18(completed)
Electric Fly August (completed)
Hudson Valley RC (Haverstraw)
Warbirds June 13(canceled)