Our field is located at 3821 South Henry Ruff (on the border of Westland and Inkster, just
south of Michigan Avenue) and is open year-round for club members and their
guests. The grounds on which we fly used to be owned by Wayne County, and were once part of the Eloise Psychiatric Hospital
compound. When the hospital closed, the land was partially reused
by the county and the rest sold off. The majority of the land to the south of
Michigan Avenue became the property of Ford Motor Company, who generously allow us to use a portion of the land in exchange for taking care of it and using it to further the hobby and serve the community. We also share a portion of the grounds with a local farmer, as well as a community garden just inside the front gate.
Pilots enjoy almost unlimited flyover space for all varieties
of aircraft and helicopters. We offer a 450' manicured turf runway on a
300'x 300' plot of land, as well as a separate 200' turf circle
adjacent to the main field for park flyers and control line flight. A
permanent shelter, added in 2013, provides 720 square feet of shade and
a place for spectators to relax and watch the pilots.
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 AMA serves as our voice to Congress, the FAA and the general public, and provides leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection, representation, recognition, education, and scientific/technical development to modelers, as well as valuable insurance benefits to its members. AMA membership is a requirement for all members of our club.
More info can be found here - AMA Website
flight instructors are available most Wednesday evenings during the
flying season for member flight training as well as "Discovery
Flights" for new pilots looking to experience RC flight for the first time. Several club trainer airplanes are available for those new to RC, but more serious students are encouraged to purchase their own equipment and airplane (with expert guidance from our members and instructors.)
More info can be found here - Flight Training