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The Propstoppers RC Model Airplane Club has been in continuous operation for over 50 years. Located in Delaware County Pennsylvania, (Philadelphia metro region) we are chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) as club #1042 . Please come out to one of our  fields, meetings, or events  to see what we do and meet some of our very friendly club members.
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We 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 gas and electric powered airplanes, gliders,  helicopters and multi-rotors, including First Person View (FPV) “drones”. We also have a winter long program of  indoor flying  sessions.

Propstoppers enjoy flying at the Gateway Community Church Field and Elwyn Institute Field, both located in Middletown Township. We operate a silent flight, electric poweredonly, at the Gateway Community Church Field. It is a cozy, isolated, tree lined field where we usually fly smaller models. This field is located within FAA restricted airspace, due to its proximity to Philadelphia International Airport. Use of this site is restricted to Propstoppers members and supervised guests, only by special agreement with the FAA. We fly fuel and electric powered airplanes and helicopters at the Elwyn Institute Field. This field is available to only experienced flyers due to its complex surroundings. Flying at our fields is for members and member's guests only. AMA membership is required. We have an open membership, maximized at seventy members per our by-laws.  As spaces open, new members are added to the chartered group.

Each year we hold several club meetings.  The first, is a  club picnic for the members and their families.   We hold regularly scheduled club meetings during the year, which are very well attended.  Meetings are held at the Gateway Community Church meeting room, on the  Christian Academy site . See the club  newsletter  for the latest information.

We fly regularly, weather permitting, on Saturday mornings and after a club  breakfast on Tuesday  mornings. In summer, members frequently fly weekday evenings after work.

We publish a newsletter  which is posted to the web page immediately prior to the club meetings.  The newsletter contains the minutes of the prior month’s meeting, the agenda for the following meeting, the club calendar, and various articles of club interest.

We have a dedicated group of people who organize and manage club affairs and an enthusiastic membership who are very willing to share their experience with others.  Flying at our fields is casual but under strict safety rules, and  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 helpful.

Won't you join us at the field or a club meeting?

If anyone knows of any large fields in the Philadelphia area that we may be able to use for club activities, please let us know so we can contact the owner.




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