Gilman Springs RC Flyers
History of the Gilman Springs RC Flyers Club
This club was founded by the late George Killeen in
Click here to see a "HISTORY OF THE CLUB" along with some photos from the past.
Gilman Springs RC Flyers have an event every month from February thru November,
including our Signature Events: "Dawn Patrol Over Gilman Springs", "Sparks
over Gilman Springs", and "Warbirds Over Gilman Springs".
Also included are two “Club 40" Pylon Races,
Meets, and a Members Appreciation Fun-Fly each year.
Flying Field Location
here for map showing directions)
Flying Field is located in Moreno Valley California, on Gilman Springs Road
around 5 miles south of the 60 Freeway.
Runway – The paved asphalt runway is
600’ long by 50’ wide.
It is striped down the middle.
Electricity and Water Service – Our lease includes
use of electricity and water.
– There is a 230’ shaded pit area, including several tables for setting
up and working on models.
Also included are several start-up stands. Taxiways lead from the pits to the
There are electrical outlets positioned throughout the
pits, making it very convenient for battery charging.
Mansion” – Built by members Jim & Leann Markham, it includes a Restroom
and a Storage Room.
Restroom – The restroom includes a flush toilet and
Storage Room – The storage room has a refrigerator
and Microwave oven in it for members’ use.
The refrigerator is kept well stocked with water, soda, ice cream, and other goodies that you
can purchase for $.75 each.
After becoming a member, you will be told where the key for the rooms is kept.
Shaded kitchen & eating area – The
kitchen area includes a BBQ Stove and counters for serving food.
The eating area is shaded, and includes a
picnic bench and a large table top for eating at.
A Container for aluminum cans and plastic
bottles is included there.
Storage Containers - There are two large storage containers on
site for storage of Field Maintenance equipment and supplies.
Trash containers are positioned throughout the pit area.
However, pilots are asked to take their “large trash” home with them.
First Aid Kit - There is a First Aid Kit in the Storage Room.
Fire Extinguishers - Fire Extinguishers
Medical Emergency Facility - A Map showing directions to the nearest Medical
Emergency Facility is posted in the Frequen
cy Control Box and on the Field
911 Operator Directions -
Directions to the Field, to give to a 911 Operator, are posted in the
Frequency Control Box and on the Field Bulletin Board.
Field Safety Code - A
“Field Safety Code” is posted in the Frequency Control Box.
Frequency Control – There is a Frequency Control Box in the Pit
Area. 72 Mhz Pilots are required to place their “Gilman Springs RC Flyers
Membership Card” in the frequency slot and clip the frequency pin to their
antenna. Pilots are also asked to sign in and sign out when they come to the
Flight Pattern – The normal flight pattern is counterclockwise,
with takeoffs and landings East to West.
Flying Courtesy –
Pilots are asked not to “group-hog” the
airspace but rather to allow others time to fly, and to allow time for beginners to
Aluminum Can & Plastic Bottle Collection
– Place your aluminum cans and plastic bottles in the so-marked
Proceeds from turned in cans & bottles
are used to help defray the cost of soda, water, goodies and field supplies.
Our meetings are held at the Flying Field on the last Saturday of each
month, starting at 10am.
In addition to discussing club business, we
have a Raffle and Show & Tell.
Members are invited to bring their newly
completed projects to the meeting for Show & Tell. Show & Tell participants get 5 free raffle
How to join the Club
join the Gilman Springs RC Flyers Club, a person must be sponsored by one of our current members. If a
candidate does not know anyone in our club, he or she is advised to come to the
field on a few weekends and "hang out" with members who are there. After making
friends with one of our members, and letting him get to know you well enough to
vouch for you, ask him to sponsor you. After getting a
Sponsor, you and he need to fill out an Application
and turn it in to the Club President. After receipt of your completed Application,
you and your Sponsor must attend one of our meetings where your Sponsor will
introduce you and you will say a few words about yourself. Attendees will then be
given the opportunity to "vote you in". After being "voted in", you
join the club.
Adult Member (19 years old and above) One-time $50
Initiation Fee & $75 Annual Dues.
Adult Member Application Form
Junior Member (Under 19 years old) No
Initiation Fee. $15 Annual Dues.
Junior Member Application Form