About Us

Club History

The Olympic Radio Control Association (ORCA) is a non-profit radio controlled model airplane club whose purpose is to promote all phases of radio controlled model airplane building and flying. Additional goals include promoting club participation in Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) programs and further involving youth in the hobby.

The club was established and chartered in 1978 under AMA Charter Number 766. It was re-chartered in 1998 using the original charter number.

Our new field, The Dale Olson Memorial Field, is located in Silverdale, Washington. The club's old flying site, for the past 15 years, was located just south of the historical town of Port Gamble. Pope Resources, owner of the "Uplands" area where our flying field was located, close the Uplands area mid-2017, for a landfill project in conjunction with the cleanup of the old Pope & Talbot mill site.

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latitude 47° 40' 49" or 47.680351

longitude -122° 41' 14" or -122.687261

Monthly Meetings

The club has monthly meetings -- Spring, Summer and Fall meetings are at the field after pylon racing. Winter meetings are in conjunction our Indoor Flying. See Upcoming Events on the Home tab for the latest information.

Learning to Fly

Club members have produced two documents we hope will be helpful in getting started as an RC Flyer. "First Plane" provides information and recommendations to help select your first RC model. "New Flyer" is written from the perspective of a new flyer and helps with what you need to get started in our hobby.

  1. First Plane
  2. New Flyer

January 2023