|The Gold Country Flyers|
Chartered Club #1796
|Who We Are - Founded in 1972, the Gold Country Flyers is a 90+ Member Club nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Gold Country. 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 ranch flyover 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.
For those with GPS instruments, our field is at:
N 38 23 59.3 W 121 0 52.0
For a clue as to the current weather at our field, you can call the closest AWOS (Automatic Weather Observing Service) at (916)231-0103. This report is for an area about ten miles away; at the same altitude.
| 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 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.
Ariel Photos courtesy of Eut Tileston