First meeting: January 24th, 1998
Rick Trimble President
Club Charter Members 22
The Buck RC Club was started by Rick Trimble who acquired the charter and kept the books until the first meeting was held in 1998 at which time he turned the treasurer and secretary positions over to volunteering members. Because the current Quarryville club had limited roster spots, the idea was that the new club would provide an alternate flying location for the Quarryville members and roster space for new incoming pilots. The hope was to allow more people in the area to get involved in the hobby.
The field was being developed all during this year for the fledgling club. A committee was formed to develop the club Constitution and By-laws. The membership grew to 38 people during the club year even though the field was not ready to fly until late in the season.
BRCC Year 1999
Rick Trimble President
Club Membership 27
The club Constitution and By-laws are approved and improvements are slowly being made to the field. Club members are actively flying at the field at this point. Field improvements continue to be made. Bill Kerns develops a great format for the newsletter that would continue to be used by subsequent editors until 2005.
Due to concerns with flying over the housing close to the club, the flying area was reworked and rotated 180 degrees to its present orientation.
BRCC January , 2000
Ralph Heagy President
Club Membership 29
Continued improvements and cleanup to the field. Flying location is still being adjusted to try to please all parties. The location of the flying stations relative to the sun is a concern.
BRCC January , 2001
Bob Reiker President
Club Membership 15
Fun Flys are introduced and Mussers Bar-B-Q and raffle, Flying skills contest is well attended.
BRCC January , 2002
Bob Reiker/Ralph Heagy President
Club Membership 22
Bob Reiker is moving out of the area and must resign as president. Ralph Heagy is voted in to office as President. Troy Heagy becomes the Newsletter editor. The club starts organizing more events including the first annual Buck RC Club Fall Jamboree which is a great success. The club membership begins the year at 8 and ends with 22.
BRCC January , 2003
Ralph Heagy President
Club Membership 30
The airplanes and helicopters that acquired as a donation from Mussers are auctioned off to raise money for the club. John and & Jim Davis build a great looking club pavilion with some help from other club members. New flying stations are installed by the club, moved from the lower half of the field to the present location. A new club welcome sign is installed at the entrance of the field. The 2nd annual Buck RC Club Fall Jamboree is held in November with pilots attending from five different states and several major sponsors.
The club also sponsors a 3D Helicopter school which was taught by world champion Jason Krause and his partner Todd Bennett.
BRCC January , 2004
Troy Heagy President
Club Membership 14
Jim Langley is nominated as president at the end of 2003 and declines to take office due to unforeseen commitments at work. Troy Heagy volunteers and becomes president and Ron Hayes takes over the treasurers position. Monthly picnics are introduced and are primarily run by the general club membership. Electric aircraft and helicopters are becoming more popular at the field.
BRCC January , 2005
Ron Hayes President
Club Membership Currently at 41 as of June 2005
The 2005 year starts off with a bang with membership jumping up to 41 halfway through the year. Buck RC Club introduces a new web site, www.buckrc.com which is dedicated to all aspects of information, fun and training. The newsletter also takes on a new look this year and is now being delivered via e-mail to 80% of the membership in Adobe .PDF format. The club e-mail list is now being hosted privately on servers owned by club member John Robbins, eliminating the old Yahoo Radioairplanes group which is retired and no longer supported by the club. Several new events are introduced such as the summer Fun in the Sun airplane fun fly, Youth awareness day with the Boy Scouts, and the return of the successful Buck RC Fall Jamboree. The picnics started in 2004 are picking up momentum with an average attendance of 20-25 people. The first of many FLY RC magazine photo shoots with XFC/Unlimited pilot Chris Maier flying Jims 37% BME Ultimate. New gravel is spread out on the driveway and the floor of the pavilion and a new storage barn is donated and installed by Twin Locust Barns. The two cleanup days are run as a great success and a volunteer group is formed to maintain the grass at the field which saves the club several hundred dollars a year in grass cutting fees. This is a major step in eliminating the complaints about the height of the runway grass from previous years. The field now look s beautiful!