Suburban R/C Barnstormers
Come Fly Radio Control Aircraft With Us!

Special Promotion!

For the balance of 2023 new junior members aged 19 and under join SRCB for free. We are waiving the normal dues in order to remove this obsticle from the path of young folks looking to get into radio control flying. Ask us about the many benefits of joining our club at a meeting, an event, or through our email! C'mon, get into it!

SRCB Members Connect

29 May, 07:36 Ernie B: Happy Memorial Day - Hats off to those who served, we thank you for your service!
22 May, 20:33 Bob S: This is a test
21 May, 21:37 Ernie B: Some pictures from the micro BoT funfly are in the gallery
21 May, 10:25 Marty S: I mean, Manville Oaks.
21 May, 10:23 Marty S: Are people still going to fly some Birds of Time out at P-W?
The Bird of Time Club Build is Underway!

Stay tuned for details on how to get a kit and join the build.

Current Event Calendar
May 21 Fun Fly #2
micro Bird of Time
Thermal Duration contest
with the PropMasters
On Hold Kress Creek (Manville Oaks)
May 22 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Jun 12 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Jun 25 Fun Fly #3
Wiffle Ball
9:00 AM Pratt's-Wayne Woods
Jun 26 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Jul 10 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Jul 15 Scott Taylor Memorial
Funfly and Family Day
9:00 AM Pratt's-Wayne Woods
Jul 16 Fun Fly #4
Don't Spill the Beans
practice session
9:00 AM Pratt's-Wayne Woods
Jul 24 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Aug 14 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Aug 20 Interclub Fun Fly
Don't Spill the Beans
9:00 AM Springbrook Prairie
Aug 28 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Sep 11 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Sep 17 Fun Fly #6
Bomb Drop
9:00 AM Pratt's-Wayne Woods
Sep 25 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Oct 9 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Oct 23 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Nov 13 Membership meeting
07:00 PM Itasca Community
Nov 27 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Dec 11 Membership meeting
07:00 PM Itasca Community
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Time Location Contact
Sep 8-9 Windy City Jets 9AM-5PM Fox Valley Aero Club
Sep 10 Festival of Flight 9AM-5PM Fox Valley Aero Club
Sep 23 Heli Fun Fly 9AM-5PM Aurora Barnstormers
Oct 1 Burr Ridge Swap Woodland Aeromodelers

Repeating Events

Suburban Aeroclub of Chicago

Just Friends, Fun, and Flying!

Winged Wednesday

Wednesday Evening Flying! Who's in? Nothing formal. All are invited. Get help learning to fly!

5:00 PM 'til sundown
Tinley Creek Model Airplane Flying Field
S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443

Float Fly Friday

Planes/Boats/Helicopters/Hovercraft -- If it floats and or flies it's welcome.

Every 1st Saturday & 3rd Friday of the Month
Saturday on Memorial Day, July 3rd, and Labor Day weekends
Normal Friday and Saturday landing fee is $5.00 (free to SAC members)
Memorial Day and Labor Day landing fee is $10.00

Suburban R/C Barnstormers, Inc. (SRCB) is an AMA (Chapter 640) chartered model aviation club with a deep history. Our emphasis is on radio-controlled aircraft of all types and sizes — from indoor flight to giant scale; fixed wing, helicopters, and multirotors; scratch built and Ready-To-Fly. We fly 'em all!

SRCB have been bringing radio control model aircraft hobbyists together in northeastern Illinois, mainly suburban Chicago, for many years. Our members participate in regular monthly meetings and club flying events plus a variety of special activities throughout the year. We range in age and modeling experience from toddler through elderly and from complete beginners through advanced model designers, builders, and pilots. Whatever your model aircraft interests or skill level, you'll find a welcome home at SRCB.

Just getting into the hobby and need some help or advice? Our members are very friendly and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We even have instructors that can teach you to fly! Check out our Contact Us page for the instructor's email address.


Some of our regular activities include the following:

...and much more. Come join us at an upcoming meeting or other event to see what we're about.

A Passion for Flying

SRCB members design, build, and fly fuel and electric airplanes and helicopters of all sizes, shapes, and description. We have members who stick with Ready-To-Fly models and members who scratch build their own planes all the way down to the landing gear struts. No matter what your interest is in R/C model aviation you'll find somebody who shares your passion at SRCB.

Multiple Flying Venues

SRCB has two fields at which we regularly fly plus several local parks that members use for ad hoc flying sessions. For "serious" flying we use Pratt's-Wayne field, part of the DuPage Forest Preserve. We also fly more relaxed sessions out at Kress Creek Farms Park (known as Manville Oaks), part of the West Chicago Park District. Ask around at a club meeting to discover where and when other members regularly fly so you can join them there.

All Are Welcome

SRCB welcomes anyone interested in R/C aviation to join us (AMA membership required to fly). You may have flown control line or free flight as a kid. You may be discovering R/C for the first time. You may not even own any aircraft, but are just interested in the hobby. Come talk to us and see if SRCB is the place for you.

To join our club you can print up and mail in the handy online membership application. For more information you can email us at . Or if you prefer you can contact someone on our contacts list to get information on a specific topic. We look forward to seeing you and talking R/C aircraft!

A Note from the Webmaster

Adding Members to the Gallery

Those members who would like to post pics up on the photo gallery can ask me about getting access. I'll create an account for you and you can post up there.

-- Marty Schrader, Webmaster --