The Steuben Red Barons is a group of remote control aircraft enthusiasts and is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Club Number 4854. The club encourages newcomers and provides an opportunity for pilots of all abilities to enjoy a fun day of flying or watching others fly. Although our flying field is no longer located in the Steuben Valley, it is easily accessible and provides a great site for model aviation. All our members must belong to AMA for safety and insurance reasons. Guests are welcomed with a club sponsor.
This reminder from the AMA -
First, many members are trying to renew their FAA registration. It's important to remind members that the FAA extended everyone's registration through 2020 at no cost. There is no need to renew. In addition, some members are falling victim to bogus FAA registration sites. Please remember to use the official website for registration, https://drone-registration.net/faa-drone-registration-renewal/. The registration fee is only $5.
Many have seen through social media, RC forums, AMA emails, and the news media that the FAA released its proposed rule on remote identification (remote ID). A lot of the information on social media and other sites is misinformation. AMA is still reviewing the document. This is not a final rule, and we will likely ask our members to help us shape the ultimate regulation by participating and providing comments and feedback to the FAA.
We are a group of RC Airplane enthusiasts, flying both electric and fuel powered models. We have monthly meetings (except for December and January) on the third Monday of each month.
We accept anyone with a current membership in the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Current club membership dues for adults are $75, youth memberships through the age of 18, are free.