The Long Island Flying Eagles

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Flying Field

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The Club maintains a flying site just south of Exit 69 from the LIE.

The field is available every day of the week from 9 AM 'till dusk. Due to our sharing the area with another type of club during the colder months, there is no flying weekends in November and December, and no flying at all during January, February, or March. During the no fly period we have access to fly at Smith Point Park. Permits are issued to all interested flyers.

We have two runways at the field. One a paved runway made of asphalt facing approx northeast by southwest, which is approximately 40 X 300 feet.  Perpendicular to this runway is a larger and wider grass runway. The grass runway is mowed weekly as needed during the growing season and kept flat with periodic rolling. Runway use is determined by prevailing wind direction. Several times during the flying season we have work parties to repair and make improvements to the field. The asphalt runway was installed many years ago and we have been able to keep it usable with yearly repairs and periodic resealing.

In addition we have safety fences in place to protect the pit area from errant landing and takeoff attempts. At present they are made from plastic safety fence and are rather model friendly while still protecting the people on the other side. The fences were replaced in 2008 with wooden framing while still using plastic safty fencing strung between the supports.


 

 In the pits we have setup tables for assembling and starting your aircraft. These fit all but the largest of models flown from the field. They are the AMA safety tables first designed by Charlie Meyer of the Meroke R/C club located just west of us in Wantagh, NY. You can read all about them including plans and building instructions HERE at the Meroke web site.

We also have a good sized storage shed for the lawn mowers and other club equipment as well as the standard frequency board and wind sock. We use the subtraction method for frequency pins.    In the shed is a 20 amp electrical outlet.  Useful for charging those electrics without draining your car battery.  Charging large battery packs can easily drain a car battery after just a few cycles.

A "porta-potti" is available for the entire flying season.

In 2008 a sun shade was installed behind the pits. This has been well used on long days of flying.

{guest}If you would like to visit the field please contact James Simonetti from the officers link on the "contact us" menu for directions to the field. {/guest}

 

 

 

 

 

 

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