Who We Are -
Founded in 1972, the Gold Country
Flyers is a 90+ Member Club located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada
Gold Country, near the city of Ione. We are dedicated to the enjoyment
and advancement of building and flying radio controlled aircraft. All
levels of experience are welcome. Free instruction is available to those
just starting out.
Where We Fly-
Our flying field, Spiva Field, is located approximately 5 miles north
of Ione, CA on Michigan Bar Road. Our field is at an elevation of 247 feet, with
a paved landing strip approximately 20 feet wide, by 300 feet long and
an adjacent grass strip of about the same size. The club leases approximately 5 acres from
Amador County, and we have extensive and uninhibited flyover ranch land, with "right to pass" ( recover planes!) permission. A few picnic tables
and permanent shade structures are on hand, as well as a
chemical toilet. The pit area features a concrete start up area, as well
as concrete taxiways. Also,
numerous tables and benches are set up in the pit area for our flyers convenience. A
8' by 10' concrete helicopter pad is installed.
The flying field is open to GCF
members everyday. The Club also host many events throughout the year.
For those with GPS instruments, our field is at:
N 38 23 59.3
W 121 0 52.0
Where We Meet-
The club meets the first Thursday of every month at the "Amador County
Ag Building", 12200 Airport Road, Martell, CA. The building is on Airport
Road, located just before you get
to the Jackson Airport (Westover Field) hangars. Meetings start at 7:00 pm, and usually last until
about 9:00pm. Club business is handled, along with show and tell and informative presentations. Visitors interested in RC are always welcome.