Signal Seekers R/C Club

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About Our Club
 The Signal Seekers R/C Club was founded in 1961 as a non-profit organization with the purpose of building, instructing, promoting, advancing, and ultimately flying model aircraft.

 Our AMA chartered and sanctioned club has been home to hundreds of aeromodelers over the years. Members of the club meet once a month to discuss club business, current events in the hobby, and share build projects.  Visit our calendar of events page to find more info about our next upcoming meeting.  Guests are always welcome to stop by.

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About Our Field

 Our field is located at 3821 South Henry Ruff road in Westland, MI.  One of only a few flying sites in the middle of a heavily populated urban area, our field offers a 400' long manicured flight line with almost unlimited flying space as well as a separate 200' diameter turf control line circle.

 The grounds on which we fly used to be owned by Wayne County, and were part of the Eloise Psychiatric Hospital compound.  Eventually, the hospital closed and land was either re-used by the county or sold off.  The majority of the land to the south of Michigan Avenue was sold to Ford Motor Company.  Today, the property on which we have our field is also shared with a local farmer as well as an area by the front gates that servers as a community garden.

About AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics)

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a world-class association of modelers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education, advancement, and safeguarding of modeling activities.

The Academy provides leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection, representation, recognition, education, and scientific/technical development to modelers.

More info can be found here - AMA Website

About Club Training

Our club hosts a free training night on Wednesday evenings throughout the flying season.  Club Instructors are available to both members and non-members looking to experience RC flight.  A club trainer airplane is available for discovery flights with people new to RC, but a more serious student would need to have their own equipment and airplane.  

More info can be found here - Flight Training

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