We meet regularly on weekends and every other day of the week for normal flying
Wintertime hours are from ~9 a.m. until TWCUA*
Summertime hours are from ~sunrise until TWOHCUA**
* TWCUA: the wind chases us away
** TWOHCUA: the wind or heat chases us away
Club Contacts: Scott Emerson @ 520-297-8481 / Jim Hilgeford @ 520-488-7085 / Rick Raviele @ 520-444-8451 / Phil June @ 520-204-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It's more than a hobby, it's a career path !
We are a youth oriented club. We love to teach kids (young and old) how to fly, and in the process we teach a bit of flight physics, electronics, chemistry, and even meteorology. Come on out and enjoy the company and mentoring of our highly experienced membership and learn how to fly.
Field GPS Coordinates:
N 32° 25' 0.786"
W 110° 58' 8.1656"
Flight Simulator Training
Open flying all days of the week for members, weather permitting, check field weather conditions below
Free pilot training
on our club trainers (or your aircraft) every Saturday morning, more info below
The Sonoran Desert Flyers is organized primarily for charitable and educational purposes, our mission is to promote radio control
aircraft modeling for everyone. We offer educational assistance to schools and hold regular charity events, and we provide
free pilot training to any person interested in learning how to fly radio controlled model aircraft. Our membership is open
The Sonoran Desert Flyers is an IRC 501(c)3 charitable and educational organization and
Landen Morris receiving his RC Pilot Certificate from grandad Jim Morris
Bob Schumann, Phil June and Jim Hilgeford presenting
Jack Kindt recieving his RC Pilot Certificate from President Larry O'Day
Phil June, Chief Flight Instructor Larry Vincent, Jim
Hilgeford and Bob Schumann assisting
February 1, 2014
Logan LoGiudice is receiving his RC Pilot Certificate and wings from Club President Larry O'Day.
Logan made his solo flight
on April 7, 2013.
Logan was 10 years old at the time of this solo flight.
Mitchell Majchrzak receiving his RC Pilot Certificate and wings from President Larry O'Day and Chief Flight Instructor Larry Vincent
Mitchell soloed on August 29, 2015
Sonoran Desert Flyers, Inc. is located in Naranja Park,
660 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, AZ
The "RC Pilot" Achievement Certificate, awarded to all new pilots on demonstration of solo flight.
Max Wolf receiving his "RC Pilot" Certificate from Bob Schumann, March 26, 2017
Max Wolf and the Corsair given to him by Chief Flight Instructor Larry Vincent (top photo, extreme right)
Brenden, one of our new Apprentice students
July 29, 2017
Join us on SATURDAYS for free flight training with our experienced RC flight instructors. You don't even need an airplane, we
will train you on our club trainer aircraft until you are qualified to fly on your own. No appointments necessary--just show
up between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.