BCMA has existed for about 20 years with an average membership of 45 fliers. Our members range from beginners to experts but all enjoy sport flying, having a good time and the R/C hobby. Some prefer small aircraft while others like giant aircraft. Some like to fly fast, and others like it slow. Some like warbirds and others like gliders or helicopters. It is only limited by your own wishes and dreams. The ultimate goal is to have fun and to keep our models flying-that is- out of the dirt!
In 2000, we secured a lease with the Blount County Sanitary landfill for our current field which we hope will benefit the community and be available to us for years to come. In 2004, we were able to install a fabric runway and PVC flying stations.
Membership Requirements and Dues Schedule
BCMA is an AMA sanctioned club and therefore a current AMA membership is required. In addition to AMA membership, BCMA membership is also required.
Dues are $65 year plus a one-time $25 initiation fee. When it is time to renew, if dues are paid before Jan. 1st. there is a $10 discount making it $55 for the year. This fee does not include your AMA membership. For youth (anyone under the age of 19), the cost of yearly dues is $1 plus a one-time $25 initiation fee. The AMA youth membership is free. You can get more information on the AMA youth membership at the AMA Website.
Participation in the operation of the club is expected. The members present at the club meetings have voting power for any and all decisions.
All applicable Safety rules set by BCMA and the Landfill are to be followed by all members
Benefits of BCMA Membership:
- Insurance through AMA, which provides liability coverage for property owners
- A field to fly various types of models-from electric to helicopters.
- Available instructors to assist in learning to fly-very important when about 8 seconds is the life of a powered model airplane without an instructor
- Assistance from the membership in all phases of constructing a model
- Scheduled meetings of the membership to discuss and make plane for club activities, field maintenance, field improvements and make this hobby more enjoyable
- Opportunities to visit the homes and workshops of members who generously open their doors and provide an invitation
- Opportunities to share the various aspects of this hobby with potential members – young and older
- Opportunities to serve as an officer, instructor and on committees-all necessary to key the club active and interesting
- A place to fly and to develop flying skills and friendships.