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Old Jul 05, 2011, 03:54 PM
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Waymer - WACAMA - Flying Aces

I fly at the Waymer flying field in Huntersville with WACAMA.

This is a great site in the North Charlotte area with friendly folks who are willing to give advice and help if asked.

I had a chance to fly over the site around 9:30 AM 7/4/2011 in a buddy's Aeronca Champ and took some pics of the site.

Looks like the C/L guys were busy.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 03:28 PM
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nice shots of my favorite site!
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 11:59 AM
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What is the club make-up? Helis, planes, CL vs. RC? Gas, nitro, electric?

What is the process for visiting the field for a flying day to "test drive" the site, group, etc?

What are the typical flying times / days?
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 04:22 PM
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There are two clubs that operate out at WAYMER.
You can find out about FlyingAces here: http://www.flyingacesrc.com/

Other folks, correct me if I'm wrong...

The club is part of a Charlotte Mecklenburg park near Huntersville, NC and those with membership and a key can fly anytime they want. If you don't have a key, you can fly when a keyholder is there (and the gate is open).

I've been flying there for a year.

I find the other fliers to be very friendly and engaging.

There are some oldtimers there that will give good advice if asked. They are respectful, and don't usually offer unsolicited advice. Folks will generally leave you alone unless you ask for help or otherwise engage them in conversation.

You should follow the typical AMA rules around a flying site. That includes NOT Flying your plane behind the flight line, over the shelter or parking area, and control line area. (in other words, fly safely, and respectfully, don't be a jerk).

Waymer has a paved runway (see pics) and a nice clear zone.

There are a few "plane-eating trees." Beware of these.

I've see helicopters, nitro, gas, electrics, control-line, electric EDF, etc...

I've heard rumor of a turbine flying from there, but haven't seen it yet.

There are some truly excellent pilots at the site, and I have been given really good advice. I am also teased by the Gas guys that my electric motors sound like they is running a little lean ;-)

Here are Public Use Guidelines from their website:
1. Waymer field use is a special use park for aeromodeling operated through a
management agreement between Waymer Aeromodeling Chapter of AMA & Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation
2. All club and guest flyers must have a current AMA license
3. Guest flyers are welcome when the gates are unlocked and an Annual Pass
holder is at the field
4. Scheduled flying for guest and new members is on the first Saturday of each month, noon to 2:00 pm, weather permitting
5. Guest flyers may have 3 visits per year before purchasing an Annual Pass.
6. New flyers may have 3 visits per year before purchasing an Annual Pass &
obtaining a current AMA license.
SpectatorsAre welcome if the gates are open
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 09:41 AM
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So there are two clubs that use one field?

How does that work?
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 04:54 PM
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I THINK - One club is for the RC airplanes, the other is for the control line guys. See field pic to get an idea of how it works. Or, better yet, come out on Sat or Sunday
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 07:28 AM
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Where do helis fly?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 08:10 AM
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my observation...

Same place as fixed wing aircraft. (from the runway) Usually Fixed Wing A/C do not fly when the helis are flying.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 08:54 AM
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After talking with some people out there this weekend, it sounds like you can pay the $20 to Mecklenburg and that's all you need to fly ($5 for a key and AMA).

You don't need to be a member of one of the possible two clubs?
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 09:59 AM
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that's my experience.

I'm not a member of either club and fly out there all the time. Best I can tell, being a member of a club is not required. I think that club membership might have some advantages when it comes to have a say in what goes on at the field, and possibly some AMA type things.

My budget was tight last year so I didn't join Flying Aces. I will likely join next year.
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 01:42 PM
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the $20 has helped to pay for over the years, the enclosure and the re-build of the runway.
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 02:21 PM
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it's quite a bargain!
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 10:54 PM
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I used to fly there when I lived closer.. after moving to SC I'm just not in that area often enough. I really liked the field, although I would like to see AC power outlets installed. After flying at a field with them, I've become a bit spoiled towards them.
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Hi guys. I fly here all the time over the last year since moving to Charlotte. I love to fly here. Yes there is a $20/year fee to use the field as well as holding a current AMA. For an additional $5/year you can get the key to the gate as well. This is a daylight only field and is great for the price. You do not have to be part of any club to fly here. You can also fly a couple of times before paying the WACAMA fee as long as you have a current AMA. Usually everyone takes their turn and helis fly over the runway. There is quite a variety of things flown here and almost always someone there on the weekend.

Let me know if I can help with any questions and hope to see you guys there sometime

Thanks
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:43 PM
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Good day flying at waymer

I did my first flight on my Ultimate 40 e-conversion. It was great!
I had good advice from some of the guys.

Also someone had a B-25 (gas). Here are some pics...
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