Fly Up to 900′ Dawn to Dusk Daily; 2000′ with Notification
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Our club recognizes and complies with the F.A.A. Reauthorization Act of 2018, Section 349.  For more information click here.


Due to bridge abutment damage on Fillmore St. as a result of the recent tropical storm rains, Fillmore St. is closed south of 52nd Ave.  Please use the Airport Blvd. exit from 86S, turn left on Airport Blvd., then left on Pierce St. and right on 54th Ave.

Palm Springs Air Museum Family Day

Once again, the Palm Springs Air Museum has asked the CVRC Club to participate in their Family Day over the July 4th holiday weekend.  Join us at the Palm Springs Air Museum for Family Day, July 1, 2023, to introduce the public to RC flight and our club, along with building balsa gliders, and lessons on the RealFlight flight simulator.  Bring the family out for a great day at the museum!

Check Out the New Propwash Newsletter!

Bob Husar has stepped up to take over as editor of the Propwash Newsletter and is doing an awesome job!  Click the link below to view his latest great work, Volume 1 No. 2 of Bob’s run as editor.  We thank George Krueger for the many great issues of Propwash that he produced, which are available for your enjoyment under the “Articles and Media” tab. 


900' Dawn to Dusk; 2000' with Notification

After years of hard work and negotiations with the FAA culminating in a 4-day-long “Safety Risk Mitigation (SRM)” meeting, we finally have an official Letter of Agreement with the FAA and the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control (SoCal TRACON) granting our airfield a 900’ altitude limit dawn to dusk every day, with a 2,000 ft radius from the center of our flightline.  We can also obtain a 2000’ altitude limit with advanced notice to the FAA and SoCal TRACON. Our club is one of only a handful of RC airfields in the US to receive such an exception, so it is critical that we follow the FAA requirements.  We routinely notify FAA that we will be operating up to 2,000′ on weekends and for all of our sanctioned events, but if a member wants to request an additional day, you must submit your request to the club secretary at least 48 hours in advance, and must ensure that 1) a spotter will be used at all times; 2) an aircraft radio will be present, turned on, and monitoring 123.00 MHz; and 3) you must know the procedure for contacting the FAA in case of any aircraft “fly aways”.  Additionally, full-size aircraft ALWAYS have right-of-way and must be given wide berth regardless of our altitude limits.

Find Us

89452 54th Ave., Thermal, CA


Eastbound on I-10

Turn off on 86 S expressway. Turn left at 52nd Ave., turn right on Fillmore St., turn left on 54th Ave., go past Pierce St. to field entrance.

Westbound on I-10

Exit I-10 at Dillon Rd. left. Proceed to 86 S expressway South. Turn left at 52nd Ave., turn right on Fillmore St., turn left on 54th Ave., go past Pierce St. to field entrance.

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