We have a great hobby and invite newcomers to visit us and consider joining.

The Membership Application (PDF) is >>> HERE<<<

Please mail your applications to:

MRCSS Membership Coordinator

c/o Jack Perecman

224 Natchez Ave N

Golden Valley, MN 55422

Membership payment options

  • Mail a check (see application above)

  • Use a credit card or PayPal account

As a MRCSS member, you will be able to quickly, safely, and inexpensively explore model aircraft design, construction flying, and competition. MRCSS sponsors monthly fun flies every Saturday following our monthly meetings which are held on the third Thursday of every month. The meetings include discussion of soaring topics, demonstrations, and event planning. Our club is run by five officers that are elected each fall. RC soaring can be done for as little as $200. Most beginners start with a 2-meter model, a basic dual stick 4 channel radio, and a heavy duty hi-start for launching. Advanced modelers fly models with 100"-192" wing spans as well as fly slope, electric, scale, and lightweight hand launch models.

MRCSS members must belong to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) which provides low cost liability insurance. Pick up an application to the AMA at any hobby shop. Model building is a great activity for young adults. Whether they come along with a parent or just join on their own, MRCSS welcomes young modelers. This hobby is not only a wholesome and diverse learning experience, it is great fun!

Young modelers can take advantage of free building and flight instruction, and they have full access to the complete MRCSS library of instructional books and videos.

Ten Steps to Successful Soaring

By Brad Smith,

  • Visit the local soaring club, watch some sailplanes fly and ask for advice from club members.

  • Research and purchase an appropriate trainer sailplane.

  • Purchase a radio with some growth potential in mind.

  • Join the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

  • Join your local club, and attend the meetings.

  • Clear some space out and build your plane.

  • Have an experienced flier check your progress at several stages as you build your plane.

  • Select an instructor from the local club to help you learn to fly.

  • Fly under the supervision of your instructor until you have soloed your plane in a variety of conditions and attitudes.

  • When you've become a great pilot, take the time to teach someone else to fly!