Propstoppers RC Model Airplane Club has been in continuous operation in
Delaware County Pennsylvania, located in the Philadelphia metro region, for over thirty years and is chartered by
the AMA as club #1042 .
Please come out to one of our
meetings, or events to see what we do and meet some of our very
friendly club members.
Contact The Propstoppers.
are a radio control sport-flying club whose members have a wide variety
of interests. Club member interests include all manner of sport flying including helicopters and gliders. There is a wide and growing interest in electric powered airplanes and helicopters. We also have a winter long program of indoor flying sessions. A number of the members fly Old Timer models in Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests. We have formed a SAM chapter within the Propstoppers.
We have been operating a silent flight only field at the Christian Academy in
Middletown Township. It is a cozy, isolated, tree lined field at
which we usually fly smaller models, particularly electric
Our second field is on the Elwyn Institute property. There we can fly glow powered airplanes too. This field is available for only experienced flyers due to its surroundings.
Flying at our fields is for members and member's guests. AMA membership is required.
have an open membership, with a chartered membership of seventy
according to our by-laws. As
spaces open new members are added to the chartered group.
year we hold several club meets. The
first is a club picnic, for the members and their
families. We also hold an
electric fun fly and a night flying session, which
are advertised and open to all AMA members.
hold regular monthly club meetings,
which are very well attended.
We hold these meetings at the Gateway Community Church meeting room on the Christian Academy site. Club meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the month.
See the club newsletter for the latest information.
We fly regularly, weather permitting on Saturday mornings and after a club breakfast on Tuesday mornings. We fly on Thursday evenings.
publish a regular monthly newsletter which is posted to the web page immediately prior to the club meeting.
The newsletter contains the minutes of the prior month meeting,
the agenda for the following meeting, the club calendar and various
articles of club interest.
maintain a Yahoo group for regular
e-mail communications among members. This group is open to free subscription to all interested people who wish to keep abrest with our activities. It is the primary method of communicating flying dates etc.
have a dedicated group of people who organize and manage club affairs
and an enthusiastic membership who are very willing to sharing their
experience with others. Flying
at our fields is casual but under strict safety rules, AMA membership is
required. Instructors are
usually available to help the novice flyer or one who is upgrading or
trying something different for the first time.
Our senior members include some superb flyers, who are also very
you join us at the field or a club meeting?
if anyone knows of any large field in the Philadelphia area we may be
able to use for club activities next summer and/or years after, let us
know so we can contact the owner.