Southbury Field

The Fairfield League of Yankee Radio Controllers, better known as FLYRC, has been an established local model radio-control flying club for over 50 years and has been flying at our current location at Mitchell Farm in Southbury, CT for  about 25 years.  We follow the safety code of the Association of Model Aeronautics and have a very detailed set of field and safety rules.  We fly an assortment of planes ranging from the very small foam electric-powered (weighing only 6oz) to larger balsa wood models with fuel (alcohol or gasoline) engines, on average weighing  6 to 10 lbs.  We have a few members who occasionally fly larger scale military and civilian planes that weigh 18 to 25 lbs. and more.  Our grass runway is approximately 100 by 300 feet, running east to west.  Combustion jets are not allowed at our field.  We fly only forward of our flight line over the open field facing north.  There is no flying allowed behind the flight line, over the farm, satellite field or Purchase Brook Road.

See below field map for more detail.

We perform all the work associated with maintaining the field and structures ourselves, including mowing.  Spring and fall modest work parties are accompanied by a BBQ and good camaraderie.  The field facilities are compact, but fully functional and ideally laid out. They include 4 sheltered assembly tables and seating area, 2 sheltered picnic tables, gas BBQ, 2 equipment storage sheds, porta potty, ample parking and more.  The flight line consists of 4 pilot flight boxes with safety fence on both sides.  There is a full-length safety fence between the field and plane staging area.  We allow 4 planes in the air at one time.  Quiet electric flight is permitted 7 AM until sunset, and properly illuminated quiet electric planes until 10pm.  Fuel planes are allowed 9 AM until sunset.  All planes are required to comply with posted sound requirements. Flying is allowed 7 days-a-week year round.  We have a pilot training program and require all pilots to pass a qualification demonstration test before they are allowed to fly solo.

For more information, feel free to contact one of the club officers listed on the Club Officer page.

Flying Area

Landing Area