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 Charter Number 766. It was re-chartered in 1998 using the original charter number.

Castelman Field, the club's flying site is located one-forth mile south on the historic town of Port Gamble, Washington on Highway 104. The field is open seven days a week. Glow powered aircraft flying is allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Electric powered aircraft may fly anytime from 8:00 a.m. until dusk.

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latitude 47° 50' 51" or 47.8475

longitude 122° 35' 10" or 122.586111

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Hostmark Community Center, Hostmark Street and 6th Avenue, Poulsbo, Washington. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

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