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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.

We meet at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at
Marlin Little Field during the summer, or at the
Sunnyslope Improvement Association during the winter.

For more information on how to join or to get involved, contact us.

Upcoming Events


  No further events scheduled.


1 Indoor Flying - Marcus Whitman Middle School, 6-9:00 pm
12 Regular Meeting, including Officer Elections -
Sunnyslope Improvement Association,
5830 SW Old Clifton Road, Port Orchard,
7:00 pm
15 Indoor Flying - Marcus Whitman Middle School, 6-9:00 pm

2023 calendar

Club News

President's Messages

KARCS'  FAA Airspace Authorization

November 9, 2023

I just received communications from the AMA Government Relations Representative. This provides more clarity to my previous announcements.

“The email from Ms. Stewart is correct in that your FRIA application was likely automatically denied due to location in a 0’ grid. This denial will not affect your LOA or future 7711 AA. Even if the FRIA status is never given to the site, you would still be able to operate under the LOA or AA with a broadcast module added to aircraft. However, we will do everything we can to get you FRIA status at your site. Ilona Maine is our staff member working on your FRIA application and she has already resubmitted your application to the FAA.”

This means that we’re back to our original stance in that we’re waiting for the results of the FRIA application to determine whether or not we’ll need the ‘Remote ID’ modules installed into our aircraft.

I apologize for any confusion or anxiety that I may have caused. I’m simply passing along to you what the respective agencies are telling me.


For previous messages, see the President's Messages Page

National FRIA/Remote ID Status

On Wednesday September 13th, the FAA published the following:
  FAA Extends Remote ID Enforcement Date Six Months

Drone pilots who are unable to comply with the broadcast requirement of the Remote ID Rule will now have until March 16, 2024, to equip their aircraft. After that date, operators could face fines and suspension or revocation of pilot certificates.

See AMA update video here.

Evening Indoor Flying

Evening Flying is now available most Fridays at Marcus Whitman Middle School from 6:00 until 10:00 pm.

Be sure to check KARCS's Upcoming Events & Calendar and the Marcus Whitman School Calendar for possible cancellations.

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Learn to Fly - Free!

Free RC Flying Lessons

     The Introductory Pilot Program is free to the trainee. It gives the beginning pilot an opportunity to learn how to fly using a club-supplied airplane and transmitter.
     The instructor's transmitter has full control of the aircraft but at any time, with the flip of a switch, allows the trainee to pilot the airplane with a second transmitter.
     It's a great way to learn about model airplanes while getting hands-on flying experience.
     For more information, contact the Head Flight Instructor.

Website History

Nov 20-25   Updated Upcoming Events; added meeting minutes for November; the webmaster is on sabbatical until November 25th.

Nov 9   Updated President's Messages regarding FAA Airspace Authorization.

Nov 2   Updated President's Messages regarding FAA Airspace Authorization.

Nov 1   Added President's Messages regarding FAA Airspace Authorization; updated Upcoming Events for November.

Oct 30   2024 Membership Forms now available.

Oct 25   Updated URL of announcement of the FCC's Remote ID Enforcement delay.

Oct 18-19   Added Meeting minutes for October; added final Combat results; added Fall Closer event notifications; added Evening Flying to Club News.

Oct 7   Added Racing Results for October.

View additional history here

Marlin Little Field

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Directions to
Marlin Little Field (+47°28'17.1", -122°44'07.2")

From Highway 16:
Take the Tremont Exit, turn west onto Clifton Rd. Travel 4.1 miles and turn left onto Sunnyslope Rd. Drive 1.9 miles, then turn right through the yellow gate. Proceed down the dirt road to the field.

From Shelton on Hwy 3 N:
Turn right on Lake Flora Rd. Proceed until reaching Sunnyslope Rd. Turn left onto Sunnyslope Rd. and proceed 0.9 miles. Turn left through the yellow gate to the field.

From Bremerton on Hwy 3 S:
At Gorst, keep right to remain on Hwy 3. Proceed 1.9 miles to the top of the hill, then turn left on Sunnyslope Rd. Drive 1.3 miles, then turn right to remain on Sunnyslope Rd. Proceed 1.9 miles, then turn right through the yellow gate to the field.

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