Santa Barbara RC Modelers


The SBRCM annual Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00pm at Harry's Plaza Cafe, 3313 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA (in the Gelson's shopping center, back in the corner).

Cost is $35 per person with a no host bar. Bring wives, girlfriends (but not both) and enjoy the fellowship of the members and get the Holiday season off to a fun start. You can pay at the door, but please RSVP by November 19th to Peter Nickel,

This year we are having a drawing for a ready to fly (ARF) aircraft, perfect for the electric flying fun at Elings Park.

NOTE: it's about time to renew our annual membership in the AMA and the SBRCM for 2020. If you have renewed your AMA membership bring proof you can renew your SBRCM membership at the Xmas party, it's just $25 for 2020.  If you are flying at electrics at Elings Park you will need to renew directly with them as well for the calendar year 2020, dues are $70.

General Meetings

Meetings are held at 6:30PM, the first Thursday of even-numbered months at 45 Hartley Place, Goleta, CA 93117. Any member may attend. Our December meeting is a banquet at Harry’s Plaza, reservations required.

Elings Park Flying

The South Elings Park field is open from 7AM to Sunset. Most flyers come Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:15AM.   Evening flying starts about 5:00pm until Sunset. Our runway is just below where the paragliders land. Access is the unmarked south entrance to Elings Park.  From the Cliff/Las Positas traffic circle, the entrance is .1 mile east on Cliff on the north side.

Learn to Fly

At these morning flying meets at Elings we demonstrate and teach RC airplanes to adults and youth.   We can advise you on buying, flying, and maintaining an airplane.  Or, we often use our airplane and our two transmitters, one for you and one for the instructor.  We give you control and take it back if you have difficulty.  Introductory lesson is free.  To continue, an Elings Park membership is required.  Email for a reservation.

Float Flying

We fly airplanes on Lake Cachuma, Mohawk Shores several times a year. Dates for 2020 will be published when confirmed with the Park Service.  Contact Glenn Dorfman, or Peter Nickel


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