Hill Country Aeromodelers
Welcome to the Hill Country Aeromodelers Website!
The Hill Country Aeromodelers (HCAM) is an association of Radio Controlled model aircraft enthusiasts. The club is a non-profit organization chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the national umbrella organization for aeromodeling in the United States.
Our field is open 365 days a year during park hours (5am-10pm), however, the field will be closed on Wednesday mornings until noon for maintenance (mowing, repairs, etc.).
FAA: FRIA UPDATE 08/28/2023
FRIA Application Status: Approved!
The FAA sent notice to Ashton at the AMA, which Rick Frysinger was cc’d on, The status for our FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA) application 2023-CBO-00944-FRIA – Hill Country Aeromodelers Inc #1364 – Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park has been updated.
The HCAM Flying Field is now an APPROVED FRIA FLYING SITE!! This means if you are a member of a community based organization (aka: Academy of Model Aeronautics) your can fly at our field and you DO NOT need a Remote Identification Signal to be transmitted from your RC Aircraft.
HCAM Members, If you have already not done so, Please get your TRUST TEST completed and your FAA registration up-to-date.
Updated Gate Sign! (Part 2)
At our September 14th meeting, it was noted that our gate sign was out of date! We are now in our 30th year of operation. Thanks to Rick Frysinger for changing the lettering from 25 to 30 years to accurately reflect how many years our club has been active. Also recently, he added a “FAA FRIA” tag to our sign.
Next Club Meeting: Monday, Dec. 11th
The Hill Country Aeromedelers have a general membership meeting the second Monday of each month at 7 PM. The HCAM club meetings are at the La Posada restaurant at 6800 W Gate Blvd. Ste 143. Austin, TX 78745. (at the intersection of William Cannon Dr.). Arrive early if you want to eat before the meeting!
Oct Meeting Highlights!
- ddddada Current membership is at 109 persons.
- FRIA news: With our FRIA application having been approved, Richard has updated our club sign with the FAA FRIA tag! At the meeting we also discussed finding a list of FRIA sites on the AMA Website.
- RFID devices: As of this month’s meeting, Spektrum and Flite Test RFID devices are still not available.
- Discussion was brought up about club elections coming soon.
- Talked about the “.net” replacement and other ideas.
- Dennis talked about getting people together to fly during the week. (Possibly on Thursday evenings)
La Posada Restaurant
La Posada Map
Wednesday Morning Field Maintenance!
Just a reminder to all visitors that the field is closed every Wednesday morning from 9am to noon, so that volunteers can perform maintenance and landscaping of the field! If you would like to volunteer, please contact our officers at email@example.com or call 512-497-0667.
Time to renew your membership for 2023 if you haven’t done so. Please visit our Join/Renew page to pay you annual dues via PayPal. Please note that due to rising costs, the annual dues have risen this year.
Click the Renew button above to go to our Join/Renew page!
Field Weather Conditions
Click on one of the weather icons to the right to see the current weather conditions or forecast for the field! The information from Weather Underground.com will appear in a new tab. Thanks to Joe Seitz for providing these links! The Ford Oaks weather station is located near the Slaughter and Menchaca roads.
HCAM Members page is now active!
2023 Members now have access to the HCAM Members page where they can view the Member Directory, Meeting Minutes, By-Laws and Club Safety Rules in the Resources Page and their User Profile page where you can edit your personal information and change your password.
All current 2023 members should have received an email with your login information (Login ID & password). If you’ve joined and haven’t received access, please contact Webmaster Jimmy Gaona at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access.
Once you receive your login information, click on the Login button on the Menu Bar and enter your information. Once your logged in, the HCAM Members link will appear on the menu bar. Click on it to see the Member Resources page.
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