Information for Membership
Easy as one, two, three!(And now four!)
One ) You must be a member of the AMA. Their application can be found here: AMA Membership Application Form
Two ) Submit a completed and signed HSRCC Application Form: HSRCC Membership Application Form
Three ) You can send the application, fees, and proof of AMA membership, to the HSRCC Safety / Membership Officer listed on the Contact Page.
Four ) You need to get a UAV number from FAA Registration. We are not policing this, it is up to you!
To Fly at The Pony Express Airpark Please Read and Abide by These
Academy of Model Aeronautics National Model Aircraft Safety Code
Effective January 1, 2014
Official A.M.A. Safety Code In Effect.
A – Membership required or proof of equivalent liability insurance on file at Carson City Parks & Recreation Office.
B – Frequency channel number cards are required on all TX’s which have fixed operating frequencys.
C – Reserve channel prior to operating transmitter
D – Taxi on paved area only.
E – Loudly announce landing and emergencies.
F – Unattended children or pets are prohibited in the pit area.
G – Unloading and loading of vehicles is allowed in the pit area, otherwise vehicles must be parked in the designated parking area.
H – Pilots must fly according to traffic patterns.
I – The last H.S.R.C.C member to leave the area is responsible for securing buildings, locking gates, policing the area. H.S.R.C.C. members have authority to monitor compliance of all rules and regulations.
The following City Park Rules shall be strictly enforced, and violators will be cited.
A. – NO LITTERING.
B. – NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
C. – NO DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS.
D. – NO VANDALISM, OR ALTERING OF ANY SITE AMENITIES WILL BE TOLERATED.
E. – ANY IMPROVMENTS OR CHANGES MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR.
Individual Adult (19 & over), $50 annually.
Individual Junior (18 & under), FREE.
After Jun 1 : $30 Adult.
After Sep 1 : $50 Adult (Good through the following year.)
Check the home page of our web site to find out where the next meeting is to be held. Meetings are held monthly with the date and time posted on the home page of this web site. Visitors and guests are always welcome. At the meetings, we discuss club business, report on current model-related events, and sometimes have a show-and-tell session.
Our club newsletter, Sierra Signals, is E-mailed monthly to all members. The newsletter’s primary mission is to facilitate communication within the club. Keep in mind that producing material for the newsletter is not the sole responsibility of the editor. All of us can and should contribute. It’s important for club members to share their experiences and knowledge for the benefit of others. Did you just attend a special event that others might like to hear about? Have you bought a model product lately that you think is fantastic? Do you have an idea or a building technique you’d like to share? Want to make an announcement? Got something to sell? Remember that only a portion of our membership attends the meetings, but all of our members get the newsletter. Articles, how-to’s, classified ads, etc. are always needed.
Academy of Model Aeronautics:
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is a national organization, encompassing all facets of modeling, including radio control, free flight, and control line. The High Sierra RC Club is charter member #1362 of the AMA, with over 70 members. There are over 2500 clubs chartered with the AMA, and total membership is nearly 200,000. Membership in the AMA is required by High Sierra RC Club. As an AMA member you will receive a monthly magazine, Model Aviation, you will be eligible to fly in AMA sanctioned events like contests and fly-ins, and your modeling activities will be insured. AMA insurance provides general liability coverage; accident/medical coverage; and fire, vandalism, and theft coverage. Keep in mind that AMA insurance is secondary to any other applicable coverage, such as homeowner’s.
Although our club does not have an organized flight instruction program, we do try to keep a club trainer in flying condition and instructors are generally available to help. We also have a computer simulator available on a loaner basis. If you are in need of flight instruction, please contact the club ( Contact Page ) for more details.
Anybody visiting the Carson City area that holds a valid AMA card is welcome to fly at the Pony Express Model Airpark field at no charge. Guest are welcome as long as there is a HSRC Club member present while they are flying. They must show a current AMA card, and they obey the AMA safety code as well as the club rules. High Sierra RC Club is open to anyone with an interest in model aviation and welcomes your interest.