The 95th Squadron Model Aircraft Club was formed in the fall of 1990 and chartered with the AMA on June 10, 1991. Several charter members are still active participants in the Club. We moved to our current flying site on WestRock Paper Company’s property a short time after the Club was formed.
Our flying field is a 410 foot long by 90 foot wide grass strip that is mowed weekly and also contains a separate control line circle. There are five pilot stations and tables in the pit area for model assembly and repair. You will find our pilots flying there regularly on most weekends, weather permitting, and frequently on weekday evenings. The field is located about 1/4 mile west of I-95 on Hwy. 46. Turn next to Redwine Parts onto the access road. The entrance is marked with a 95th Squadron sign. To view the field layout and map click here.
The Club hosts 2 to 3 fly-in events each year.
In late May or early June the Club hosts an annual Warbirds Over the Roanoke Fly-in at the Club field that is open to all types and sizes of Warbirds from World War I to present day. This is an AMA sanctioned event and pilots must be AMA members. Spectators are welcomed at no charge and lunch and soft drinks are available. Raffles and door prizes are also held.
In 2019, The Club began inviting control line pilots from North Carolina and Virginia to all of our events. The response was enthusiastic and these pilots amazed everyone with their stunt flying. In June, 2021, at the request of these pilots, the Club hosted a AMA sanctioned control line only event. Pilots competed in four judged contests and winners from 1st to 5th place received awards in each contest.
Usually the first Saturday in October, the Club hosts a "Fly What You Brung" Fun-fly with a full day of open flying. Trainers are available for adults and children who want to try their hand on the sticks using a buddy box system. A candy drop is also held for the children. For dates of 95th Squadron events, please see our Club Calendar.
The Club believes the future of our hobby lies in children and works with local Scouts and school groups at every opportunity to provide instruction on the basics of flight and the piloting of model aircraft.
Club meetings are held the third Sunday of each month at the Club Field in Gaston beginning at 3 p.m. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to come check us out. In the case of inclement weather meetings will be held at Burger King across the street.