Come Fly Radio Control Aircraft With Us!

Simulator Seminar

Come on out to our first-ever Simulator Seminar, where we introduce newcomers to the sport of R/C flying at no risk and for no cost! The Itasca Public Library has graciously provided us with a venue and power for this event. Show your simulated skills to non-flyers on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

We could still use a few volunteers to help out. Contact club President Hector Rivera if you can participate.

Interclub Fun Fly 2017

The 2017 Propmasters/Barnstormers Interclub Fun Fly is happening Saturday, August 13 out at Springbrook Field in Naperville. Check flights start at 9:00 AM. This year's contest is Limbo! The rules are as follows:

First Round
Take off, do one setup lap, then come in for limbo. Success: 5 points.
Second Round
Take off and go directly to limbo. Success: 10 points.
Third Round (experts only!)
Take off and go directly to an inverted limbo. Wow!

Remember, the winning club gets to hold on to the coveted Interclub Fun Fly plaque for a year, and their club nameplate added to the plaque! So, come on out and help the Barnstormers take this challenge!

Outdoor Flying Season is Here!

Watch this space for news on outdoor flying events.

Current Event Calendar
Date Event Time Location
Jul 10 Membership Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Jul 16 Fun Fly #2
[Need Chairman!]
9:00 AM Pratt's Wayne Woods
Aug 5 Simulator Seminar
[Volunteers needed]
1:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Aug 13 Interclub Fun Fly
Limbo contest
9:00 AM Springbrook Field
Aug 14 Board Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Aug 20 Fun Fly #2
Open House
9:00 AM Pratt's Wayne Woods
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Location Contact Info
SRCB Members Connect

16 Jul, 12:25 Ernie B: Watched the SRCB practice the limbo and caught up with some people I have not seen in a while thanks Scott, Chuck, Tom M., Paul, Steve and Tom J.
27 Jun, 09:23 Mike Gapastione: Is Thur still novice night at Pratt
09 May, 04:34 Bob: There is no board meeting in May. April is the last board meeting until September.
28 Feb, 20:04 Dan TrueRC: Thank you for the invite to the swap meet. I will do my best to prepare for it and actually show up this year.
04 Jan, 12:27 Ernie B: I'm glad you guys had a nice day for the frozen finger funfly

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.

You can find us flying year 'round at Pratt's Wayne Model Flight Field in Bartlett.

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.

Fly With a Like-Minded Crowd

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.

Open To Anyone

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

Thanks to the board for allowing me the honor of being the club's webmaster and technical support guy. Should you run across anything on this site that needs fixing don't hesitate to email me with problem reports.

For corrections to content and any new info you'd like to see posted contact newsletter editor Scott Taylor.

-- Marty Schrader --