AMA Introductory Pilot Program
Get started in model aviation without an AMA membership! This program will get you the help and training you need to begin flying model aircraft. In addition, this program provides liability coverage just in case something were to happen. More information can be found here.
The Rivanna Radio Control Club was organized in 1963 and is a Chartered Member #1152 of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. In 1978 the club was incorporated as a non-profit organization. The club was organized to stimulate interest, educate, and provide support facilities for the operation of radio controlled aircraft. We hope that you will join us in this recreational activity that is fun and rewarding. The club conducts its flying activities at Milton Field. The field is available to club members 7 days a week. Powered aircraft may be operated in accordance with a schedule of operating hours and subject to posted sound restrictions. To fly at the field without a Club Instructor one must be:
- A current card carrying AMA member
- Be a current RRCC member or a guest of and accompanied by an RRCC member
- Be approved for the operation of the aircraft to be flown
- Shall adhere to the club’s guidelines and rules at all times
The club maintains training equipment for the express use of its flight instructors in providing flight demonstations and instruction to those new to the hobby. A non-member may arrange an introductory lesson with one of our flight instructors.
RRCC is located at the old University of Virginia Airport, Milton Field, just east of Charlottesville, VA. Head east on Rt. 250, go 3 miles past I-64. You will reach a traffic light. Turn right on to Milton Rd. (Rt 729). Go over bridge, take a left at the “T” intersection. Field entrance is ¾ of a mile down the road on the left. Follow the driveway though the gate on the right.