The Kitsap Aircraft Radio Control Society is an active radio control aeronautical club with members of all skill levels, from novice to expert. If you are new to flying, be sure to check out our free "Learn to Fly!" offer in the featured section at right. ▬▬►
For more information on how to join or to get involved, contact us.
|24||Swap Meet - Marymoor Park - 9:00am to 2:00pm|
|7||Competition Day - Little Field, 10:00 am|
|10||Regular Meeting - Swap Meet before Meeting - Little Field, 7:00 pm|
|14-15||South Sound Swap Meet and Fly-in- Chehalis, WA.,|
|28||MRRCS Quad Fun Day - Pfeiffer Field, Yelm|
The Recreational UAS Safety Test
Well Club members, it has finally happened. The FAA now requires all recreational flyers to pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The FAA defines a "Recreational Flyer" as a person operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) weighing less than fifty-five pounds exclusively for recreational purposes. This includes airplanes and helicopters as well as multi-rotors. If it flies and we control it remotely, the rule applies. Although the test is really directed at multi-rotors, the rule applies to ALL UAS.
The on-line test cannot be failed. If you answer wrong, it will tell you why and prompt you to answer again until you give the correct answer. Once completed, you must save and print the certificate it produces. Your on-line information disappears and cannot be re-printed from the site. Once printed it never expires, but if you lose it, you must take the test all over again. The certificate must be available on demand by the FAA or any law enforcement agency. The test is free but must be accomplished at a "TRUST" approved site. It takes about thirty minutes to complete, depending on how fast of a reader you are.
More information is available here:
Here is a video that explains it more simply:
Here is a link to a site that is approved for testing & issuing certificates:
The AMA also has a test site:
The AMA site is rather slow; I'd recommend using the first one. There are others, but they must display the "TRUST" logo to be a valid testing site.
Flying just gets more and more interesting as time goes by.
Please get your certificate and be safe. But most of all, let's have fun!
Duane Barrett, President, Kitsap ARCS
On behalf or the Kitsap Arcs Radio Control Society I would like to thank former member J. Rowley and his wife for their generous gift to our members. All planes found loving homes. We would wish the Rowley’s a safe and adventurous trip on their move to Arkansas after so long in Kitsap county. -- Duane Barrett, President, Kitsap ARCS
New Runway - On Hold!
The runway work originally scheduled for the weekend of June 12th is on hold for now. The company we were purchasing the fabric from sold out before they processed our order. They say it will be three to five weeks before they receive a new supply. We will reschedule when we have a new delivery date from the company.
About the AMA
The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the world's largest model aviation association, representing a membership of more than 200,000 from every walk of life, income level and age group. It is open to anyone interested in model aviation.
AMA District XI includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
District XI Website (offline)