Asheville/Buncombe Aeromodelers Flying Club
Asheville/Buncombe Aeromodelers Flying Club
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About

The purpose of Asheville - Buncombe Aeromodelers (ABA) is to promote the flying of

Radio Controlled (R/C) aircraft. ABA is a charter member of the Academy of Model

Aeronautics(AMA), and has a membership of 40-70 pilots.

The club-flying site is located on the old Buncombe County Landfill. The runway surface

is fabric. For driving directions, take a look at our super flying field . The field is open to

flying seven days a week. The hours are 8:00am - 8:00pm each day except Wednesday

and Saturday. On Wednesday and Saturday, combustion engines are not to be operated

after 5:00pm. Fuel powered models are not allowed to fly on Sunday. If you've been

thinking you'd like to try electric models or non-powered gliders, Sunday is the day to

check it out.

The club has implemented a noise rule. All internal combustion engines must be equipped

with a muffler and propeller combination capable of controlling the sound level. The

maximum noise allowed is 94DB, measured at nine feet from the muffler side of the

model. The model being checked will be anchored to the grass field.

Club dues are currently $75 per year.

Dinner meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at Ryan's Steak House, at the

Biltmore Square Mall, in Asheville. Dinner starts at 6:00pm with the business meeting

beginning at 7:00pm. Visitors and potential members are welcome.