Flying Field Regulations

Argonne Radio Control Model Aircraft Club Flying Field

Flying Field Regulations:

  1. All pilots must be a member of the Argonne Radio Control Model Aircraft Club to use this flying field or be accompanied by a current member.
  2. All pilots must have current AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) membership.
  3. All pilots must meet current FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) registration requirements.
  4. All pilots must observe the current AMA safety code and FAA UAS rule set, including:
    1. Do not fly above 400 feet.
    2. Keep your aircraft within a visual line of sight.
    3. Avoid flying directly over unprotected people, vessels, vehicles or structures.

Argonne Radio Control Model Aircraft Club contact: [email protected]


To fly under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft for the FAA you must:

  • Fly for hobby or recreation ONLY
  • Register your model aircraft
  • Fly within visual line-of-sight
  • Follow community-based safety guidelines and fly within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization
  • Fly a drone under 55 lbs. unless certified by a community-based organization
  • Never fly near other aircraft
  • Notify the airport and air traffic control tower prior to flying within 5 miles of an airport*
  • Never fly near emergency response efforts