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At our September 14th meeting, it was noted that our gate sign was out of date!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, Mar. 11th

The Hill Country Aeromodelers 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! Future meetings are 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11 & 12/9.

Website Updates!

  • New picture of the front gate sign on the Home Page.
  • Weather Condition Links: On the Home page see the current field conditions by clicking on links provided by Jeff Sipes. 
  • Upcoming Events: At the bottom of the Home Page click on event icons to see flyers of the two swap meets and indoor fly-in.
  • Meeting announcement on the Home Page also shows the future dates of the rest of the 2024 meetings.
  • Announcement on the Home Page to renew memberships for 2024.

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 info@hillcountryrc.org or call 512-497-0667.

2024 Membership!

Time to renew your membership for 2024 if you haven’t done so. Please visit our Join/Renew page to pay you annual dues via PayPal. Currently, the annual dues will remain the same as 2023. 

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.

Ford Oaks Weather Station Conditions

10-Day Ford Oaks Forecast

Interactive Weather Map

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 jimg1963@yahoo.com 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.

Upcoming Events:

Mar 1-3, ANGELO RC TINY (TEXAS INDOOR NEW YEAR’S) FLY-IN
San Angelo Coliseum
50 E. 43st St., San Angelo TX 76903

(Click on icon above to see the full sized flyer.)

(Click on icon above to see the full sized flyer.)

(Click on icon above to see the full sized flyer.)