Welcome to the official website of the LARCC
Welcome to the official website of the LARCC

About Us

The Lodi Area Radio Control Club was created to help people get involved in the building and flying radio controlled airplanes, sailplanes (gliders), and helicopters.


We encourage people to stop at our field during one of our events, come to one of our meetings or just stop by the field.  Our club members are more then happy to talk about our hobby and answer any questions you may have. We have members who have over 20 years of experience in building and flying airplanes and helicopters and are willing to help you get started in this hobby.


If you have questions, would like to learn more or schedule a time to meet someone at the field, contact info@larcc.com

Interested in becoming a member?

The Lodi Area Radio Control Club is always accepting new members.


All membership types can be found on the LARCC Application Form.


If you would like to become a member of the club, follow the steps below.


Step 1

Become a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)  Membership in the AMA is required to fly at our field.  You can join the AMA by downloading, completing and mailing in the AMA enrollment form found here:

AMA Enrollment Form
Complete the form and submit it to the AMA, following the directions on the form
AMA Enrollment 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [244.6 KB]

Alternatively you can sign up on line with the AMA.  Click on the AMA logo below to go to the AMA web site to join.

Step 2

If you plan on flying any aircraft over 0.55-pounds, you need to register with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  


You can register with the FAA on-line.  The cost is $5 to register and is good for 3 years. Also, you need to be 13 years old or older to register.


You will need the following information to register on the FAA web site:

  • A valid email address
  • A credit or debit card
  • Your physical address and mailing address (if different from physical address)

More information about FAA Registration can be found here:




The FAA Registration web site can be found here:




WARNING - There are many sites that are claiming to help get you registered.  They are SCAMS!

                        Only use the official faa.gov sites.

Step 3

Once you have received your AMA number, complete the Lodi Area Radio Control Club Membership Application form found below.  Mail the completed form, a copy of your AMA Card or receipt, and a copy of your FAA Registration (if applicable) to the address found on the form.  Better yet, bring it to a club meeting!

LARCC Application Form
Complete and send with copy of AMA card or receipt
LARCC Application Rev 2023.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [198.6 KB]

Step 4

Contact one of the following members to set up a time to meet at the field for a quick orientation.


Kenton Tomlinson - treasurer@larcc.com


James Koeppel  - president@larcc.com


Step 5

Come out and fly!

Still not sure...

Still not sure about joining us or if this hobby is right for you? 


Watch our website in the coming months for open house afternoons or evenings at the field.  


These open house events will be for beginners to come out to the field and get help with setting up and flying their aircraft from some of our experienced members.


In addition some of the club members will have their trainer aircraft (typically airplanes) available for anyone to give it a try in a safe and controlled way.


If you would like more information on the open house events, please send an email to: info@larcc.com


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