CLUB INFORMATION

CP AEROMODELERS FACTS

The Crown Point Aeromodelers was chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Inc. (AMA) in January 25, 1981 and has been in continuous operation since that time. The club maintains a membership of approximately 70 members, conducts monthly meetings and yearly elections. Membership is open to anyone with a desire to pursue the hobby of model aviation. The club conducts Radio Control and U-Control flying of miniature aircraft at a field located south east of Crown Point, Indiana. The field contains a 465' grass runway (north-south) and a 275' grass runway (east-west). There is also a shelter structure, trash barrels, and a PortaPottie for the comfort of the members and visitors. These facilities are behind locked gates on 165th Avenue and can only be accessed if you are a member. If you wish to visit the facility, you may contact any OFFICER to arrange for a member to escort you.

FLYING AT THE SITE
The county and surrounding farmer have appointed us as the responsible organization for safe operation of all flying at this field. This responsibility includes control and supervision of all activities in this area. Everyone using the airfield must observe the following rules:
  • Be a member of AMA and follow the AMA Guidelines.
  • Be a member of CP Aeromodelers or the guest of a member.
  • Abide by the posted CP Aeromodelers Operation Rules and Guidelines.
  • Follow the AMA Safety Code.
  • Follow CP Aeromodelers Frequency and flight control rules.
  • Demonstrate to an CP Aeromodelers member the ability to safely operate an R/C or U-Control Aircraft.
AMA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Each AMA member must sign a statement that they will abide by the AMA Safety Code. Each member is protected by $2.5 million dollar Commercial General Liability Accident / Medical insurance coverage.

The AMA has contests and other activities in locations all over the U.S. and the world. As you become a more proficient flyer you may wish to travel to these events and be a participant.


MEMBERSHIP WITH CP AEROMODELERS

Anyone with an interest in Model Aircraft building and flying will benefit from membership. Modeling is an excellent family activity and many new friendships are created through associations at the field and the events during the flying season. Many members travel together to fly-ins and contests around the country. You can download a Membership Application HERE.

Flight training is free to members. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Crown Point Civic Center in Crown Point, Indiana. CLICK HERE for directions


DIRECTIONS TO FIELD

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE FIELD FROM THE NORTH:  Exit I-65 south at US 231 Eastbound (Hebron Exit). Go East on 231 until the Farm Co-Op in Leroy. Turn South on Elkhart Street until the street T's. Turn right (west) until first left (Clay Street) and go South until you get to 165th Street. Turn Left (East) and go 1/4 mile to flying field on the left side of 165th.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE FIELD FROM THE SOUTH:  Exit I-65 North at the US 2 exit and head east towards DeMotte. Proceed eastbound to Clay Street and turn North. Stay on Clay until you get to 165th Street. Turn right and go 1/4 mile to flying field on the left side of 165th.

The GPS coordinates for the field are 41.319444, -87.275234

 

Go to MAP AND DIRECTIONS for details.


INVITATION
Now that you have taken the time to read this brochure, we would like to invite you to arrange to come to our field some nice day. Bring the family or friends and we will show you what our hobby is all about. We feel sure that you will enjoy yourself and may even decide you would like to become a member.