Sixteen plus years ago I started a website for the
Omahawk's RC Club. One year later another Omahawk's
member took over their website. I wanted to continue
to provide an on-line presence for the area clubs so
here is what I did:
Olson and I had talked about starting a website, not just for
one club, but for all the metro area R/C Clubs. We
thought this would make a positive difference and help our
hobby to grow.
a website would provide a schedule that would show all the
events for all the clubs in one place so that R/C Flyers
could quickly see what events were happening for that day
or weekend. Clubs would be able to schedule upcoming
events so they would not be on the same day.
It would also provide the following services:
Metro Area Schedule
most important service
Page - Maps to every event, club meeting,
etc. so that even new members could find everything
Page - All
Newsletters all in one place
- Links so you could find good prices when
purchasing planes and equipment
For Sale Page
- Free Ads for RC items
Video Page 1
- A place to show your videos & slide shows
- Weather station
links for the Omaha area.
There are 9 stations in all, plus another that shows the
pollen levels if you are an allergy sufferer.
is how and why I started
Metro Area R/C Flying.
Later, I realized that it would help the clubs, when making
"Event Flyers" and planning the dates for an event, if they
could go back and see when they had it the year before.
They could also see last year's "Event Flyer" and that would
help them design a new "Flyer" for the current year. I
added Archive Pages to the schedule for that reason.
There are 20 archive pages altogether 10 each, for both the Metro
Schedule & the Out-Of-Area Schedule; you can find them in
the navigation links at the top of each page. Here is
a link to the 2016 Schedule Archives: 2016 Schedule Archives
I also added an Out-Of-Area Schedule
so that flyers traveling to out-of-town events could
also benefit from an event schedule.
Some of the clubs had no
website of their own so I made websites for five of the
area R/C Clubs which include:
At the request of local clubs, I also email notices for
upcoming events to 500 plus Area RC Flyers. If you have
an event such as an auction, fun fly, or meeting that you
want announced, just email me and I will send it out.
(email link on the left) or
turned out to be a lot of work and I've done it now for 16+
years. I hope that the area flyers value what I do.
I trust that it will help bring all the clubs together so we
can become one R/C family.
Thanks for Reading,