AMA Club of the Month – November 2021

MARCS / Mid Arkansas Radio Control Society (MARCS) is an AMA Gold Leader Club. MARCS is the oldest club in Arkansas, and one of the early clubs to be chartered by Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), with charter number 107 out of several thousand chartered clubs. MARCS constitution dates back to the mid 1960’s.
Members flew at several locations prior to obtaining the present location, the site of the old North Little Rock airport. Over the years the flying site has slowly been expanded and improvements added. Two metal buildings serve as a club house and storage facility, along with two sun shades with work tables. The runway is approximately 125 ft. wide and 450 ft. long. The surface is grass, and is mowed very short by the club members. The flying field meets AMA minimum setbacks and has AC power available for charging batteries. One of the original founders was WILLIAM BISHOP, he worked to obtain the present location and his name appears in the original constitution. For his contribution to the club the field was named in his honor: “BISHOP FIELD”. 


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