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The Salinas Area Modelers flying field (Directions) is approximately 10 miles south of Salinas, located two miles west of Chualar along the Chualar River Road. The field is adjacent to the Salinas River.

Field Diagram

Rules and Etiquette

1. All members and guests must abide by the Academy of Model and Salinas Area Modelers Rules.

2. Guests must fill out and use a guest card before flying.

3. Aircraft must meet Salinas Area Modelers noise rules, aircraft must have a muffler or be below 85 dba @ 50 feet.

4. All Salinas Area Modelers are Safety Officers.

5. Take all trash off site for proper disposal.

6. No dumping of any kind at the field.

7. Alcohol consumption is NOT allowed during or prior to flight operations.

8. Using a cell phone in any way is STRICTLY PROHIBITED while occupying a flyingstation regardless whether that person is flying or not flying.

9. It is STRONGLY RECOMMEND AND ENCOURAGED that a spotter be present on the flying pad with the pilot during any aircraft operation.

Visitors and Guests

Visitors are welcome at the flying field whenever club members are present. The gate is kept locked at other times. With reasonable flying weather, the field is usually open by 9:00 on weekend mornings, and randomly during week days. A group of regulars, mostly retirees, gather on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for what has become known as 'Old Fart's Day'. Flying is often halted when winds become strong in early afternoon. Guest pilots from other clubs may fly as a guest of a club member. AMA membership and a gold stickered (or modern narrow-band) radio are required. Youth group leaders wishing to conduct a group visit should contact a club officer.


Last Update: 01/1/2016
Webmaster: Joe Francis
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