Below are the links to the most critical sites to visit as a modeler. To fly at our field, you need to be an AMA member, have an FAA Registration Number, and pass the TRUST Exam. The TRUST exam is fairly easy to navigate and coincides with the AMA’s Safety Code for Modelers.
Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)
Federal Aviation Administration – Drone Zone – Registration
TRUST Exam for Model Aircraft Pilots
Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)
I’m sure there will be a time where you might not be at an AMA Chartered flying field or (FRIA) and want to put something up that is small like a park-flyer in a farm field or even at the empty local park. Airspace and minimums knowledge is always critical to know when flying outside of a Chartered Field. “Am I in controlled airspace?” – “How high can I fly?” – The LAANC service providers below will allow you to check and file a flight plan for hobby operations and/or Part 107 (commercial operations – if Licensed). The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Site has maximum SUAS operation altitudes posted over each airport in controlled airspace with TFR’s and UAS FR’s (Restricted areas)
Hobby Shops & Supplies
It’s so hard to do anything in person now a days as the Online/E-commerce business have taken over, but there are still a few hobby shops in our area listed below (the ones with addresses!). Go kick some tires and introduce yourself – Tell them FCRCC Sent ya!
Hog Heaven Hobbies – 494 Main Street – Fiskdale, MA 01518
Hobby World – 171 Grove St. (Rt. 8) Adams, MA 01220