“WAMS” – Western Area Modeling Society

On this episode of “Traveling with Lee”, I take you to Granbury, Texas to visit the new club field for “WAMS” – Western Area Modeling Society (formerly Weatherford Aero Modeling Society).

The Weatherford club lost their field around 3 years ago. Since then, the club President had been looking for a new place to call home with no luck. He was about to give up when he learned that the town of Granbury had a landfill that had been closed for many years and might have ample room for his club. After a few calls and meetings, WAMS negotiated a lease with the city and the rest is history.

Lawrence Harville, AMA District 8 VP, asked if I would drive up to visit the club and participate in the field dedication with members of WAMS and local government officials. To say that it was “hotter than blazes” last Monday is an understatement (105°). We kept everything short and sweet so that everyone could get out of the Texas heat to fly another day. The Mayor and his staff were very impressed with the new GeoTex runway (installed two weeks ago) and the flight demonstrations performed by members that morning. Looking forward to see how they fix this place up in the future.

Originally posted on on the IFLYAMA Facebook Group by Lee Ray


Learn more about the Flying Site Assistance Program.

WAMS – Western Area Modeling Society, Granbury, TX
L-R AVP Johnny Hunt, WAMS President David Moore, and AMA District 8 Vice President Lawrence Harville


  1. Thank you, Lee, for all of the great photos. I hope we have your blessings to use them on our upcoming website and Facebook page.
    Again thanks! Kay aka Doc’s wife

  2. Hi Mr.Lee,
    Thanks for sharing the information about WAMS Western Area Modeling Society! It’s great to have a Facebook group and a new website to connect with the RC community. We look forward to joining you on the field this year and having some fun.
    If anyone has any questions about the WAMS or RC in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!
    Happy flying!
The WAMS Team

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *