Federal Aviation Administration

Current Federal Aviation Administration rules require that all model aircraft be registered with the FAA. While the FAA uses the term "drone," the requirement applies to all model aircraft. See for general information and to register as a Recreational Flyer.

In addition, the FAA requires that each pilot take and pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Go to Academy of Model Aeronautics to take this designed to not fail test.

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Club Racing

We have two classes of RC airplanes that are use for pylon races: Slow Stick and E-Stang. General guidlines for each class are in the links below.

  1. Slow Stick Rules
  2. E-stang Rules
  3. Soaring Rules

The E-stang airplane was designed, developed, and produced by John Castleman of Castle Craft Hobbies in Poulsbo, WA (360 779-4828). The E-stang (electric) plane is available through his shop.

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January 2023