2020 Membership Information

For 2020, the following rules apply:  Please read this carefully!

  1. F-18 Shooter2020 renewals are now closed must have been postmarked by December 31, 2019. Renewal applications postmarked after this date will not be processed. Any member who did not renew in time will be considered a new member and pay the new membership rate of $80 plus the $120 initiation fee for a total of $200. 
  2. You Must have an AMA Open Membership valid from the date of application through Dec 31, 2020.  If your membership expires any date prior to Dec 31, 2020, you will need to contact AMA to add a yearly renewal that extends your expiration date past Dec, 31, 2020.  
  3. Park Pilot Program Membershis are not accepted at the PVMAC, it must be a current full open AMA membership.
  4. New smAll members are required to provide a paper copy of your FAA regiration with your membership application. The date must not be expired at the time of renewal.
  5. Any membership application received without the correct payment amount included will be returned to the sender. Renewals are contingent upon you sending the correct application, proof of valid AMA Memebership through Dec 31,2020, proof of current FAA registration and payment in full mailed and postmarked before December 31, 2019
  6. A Fire Extinguisher is required and must be placed in the Pit With you while Flying at the Prado Field.
    View the related PVMAC news posting on fire estinguishers
  7. All members are required to clip their membership card on their shirt to be visible by all while flying at the Prado field.   The main reason for this is that it will make it much easier to to identify members vs. non members. Also, the badge will make it easier to remember everyones name, making it a much friendlier place at the fields.
  8. New smAll members are required to mark each aircraft with the assigned unique registration number before it is operated at the PVMAC field, as required by the FAA.
  9. It is the responsibility of all members to request the $20 day use fee of non-members.
  10. Aircraft are not allowed to fly above 400 feet (AMA Guidelines apply). This rule is strictly enforced. DESCEND IMMEDIATELY WHEN FULLSCALE AIRCRAFT ARE FLYING IN THE AREA.

Please read our Complete list of Rules and Regulations here and also review the FAA LOA between the PVMAC and the Chino Air Traffic Control Tower.

All members: AMA and FAA Information

All PVMAC members are required to have a an AMA Open membership valid from the date of application through Dec 31, 2020. If you do not have an AMA membership and would like to be a PVMAC member please apply for one now. 

AMA membership applications
AMA membership manual

You can verify your AMA membership here

All PVMAC are also required to be registered with the FAA with a date that is not expired at the time of renewal.   You may create a new registration or log-in and check on the status as well print a copy of your registration card at:


New members fees 

Adult Membership ($80 fee + $120 initiation) $200.00
Spouse or Child of Current Member (Child less than age of 18) $10.00
Youth (must be under 18, copy of school I.D. required) $20.00

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Membership Renewal

2020 Membership Renewal is closed as of Dec 31, 2019


Membership application checklist of required attachments

  1. Signed & completed membership form - One application per new or renewing member.
    2020 New Membership form
  2. One of the following items listed below (a to d) which shows proof of Open AMA Membership valid from date of application through Dec 31, 2020 or later.
    1. Copy of AMA card.
    2. Duplicate AMA card provided on your AMA renewal paperwork
    3. Copy of payment receipt. This receipt must show AMA expiration date.
    4. Copy of membership verification from the AMA website found Here

      NO Park Pilot Program Membership Accepted!
  3. Paper copy of your valid FAA registration card. Must not be expired at time of renewal. Login Here to print your FAA UAS card. 
  4. Check, Money Order, Cashier’s Check. Made payable to PVMAC. It is recommended that you do not send cash through the mail.
  5. (new members only) Picture (head shot-Full face in Color)-This will be printed on your membership Card.  If Digital, In JPG format.

 Any application for new or renewal membership which is missing any of items 1 to 5 will be returned unprocessed.

Emailed applications are not accepted

Mail to:

   P. O. Box 2707
   Chino, CA 91708-2707

For questions regarding membership please email Tom Marcure at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prop Balancing 101

If you're a reletive newcomer to the hobby like me, or you have been in the hobby for years,  you probably know that you need to balance your propellers in order to reduce vibration and get the best performance.  However, I doubt that anyone ever went through the trouble of showing you how to properly do this basic task.  If you're like me, you've probably heard that you should be doing it, bought a balancer,  and did your best to figure it out on your own.  Thanks to  for releasing this excellent Youtube Video that thoroughly covers the subject.  Its amazing what one can learn on even the most basic of subjects when the time is taken to teach us.


RV Overnight Camping Information

Overnight Dry Camping is available for this event.

The fee is $10.00 per night and will be collected by the Prado Park Ranger.

Let us know when you are arriving and our RV Manager will show you where to park.

No motorhomes can be parked as pit vehicles as there will be no vehicles or trailers backed up to the pits for this event.

For Friday night arrivals, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wright or call Rich Smith at 714-337-2136 so we can open the gate for you.

The county requires the vehicle registration and proof of insurance and will have their paperwork for you to sign.

Camping is dry and no open fires are permitted.

Dogs must be leashed or contained in fenced areas.

For more area information visit and click on Prado in the left column.

The map shows the main park and lake area and not our flying field.  Directions are Located Here.

2010 Voting Guide

Your 2011 Nominations for PVMAC Board of Directors
(in alphabetical order by last name)

John Angle (Incumbent)
 I have been a PVMAC Board Member for the past 2 years. I have enjoyed working alongside the other board members in keeping the club moving forward in a positive manner. I am looking forward to another year on the PVMAC Board of Directors with your help. We as a group have many new exciting ideas and plans for the 2011 PVMAC season. Thank you for your support.
Roy Barringer (Incumbent)
I have been on the Board of Directors for two years and have also acted as the clubs secretary for one year. I have assisted and became our clubs contact person with the AMA for our clubs involvement at the AMA Expo for the past two years. I look forward in this upcoming year’s expo and club events. This club has grown immensely and I look forward in what the 2011 year has in store for our club. Thanks
Phil Goodwine (Incumbent)
I became a PVMAC club member in July of 2006 with my son Kyle. We began flying at our Norton field and was asked at that time by our Norton friends to run for the Board of Directors. I became your club President in January 2007 and have served your club as President for the last 4 years. It has been very busy and trying at times in running this club and dealing with the day to day business, but I do enjoy it. I do take pride in what our club has accomplished. I may not always be the easiest person to get along with but when I do set out to do something I usually want it to be the best of my ability and when I make a decision I feel it is the best decision to serve YOU and ME as fellow club members. Fortunately I have been very blessed in owning my own company allowing me to spend extra time in helping the PVMAC to grow and to continue to move forward in a positive spirit. I do this for our friends and our PVMAC family. With YOUR help and assistance I look forward in working with another great Board of Directors in 2011. Thanks for your support, Phil Goodwine
Tom Marcure
I joined the PVMAC about one and half years ago. After spending several months learning to fly and getting to know other club members, I decided I wanted to become more active in the club. I started attending Board meetings and Membership meetings in October of 2009 and have not missed either meeting since. Most recently I was asked by the Board of Directors to assist them in finalizing some requirements for our new field lease. I have been very active in volunteering at our clubs special functions and events. It can be tough to find volunteers to help run the club and with everything that the successful operation of the club requires. I do not wait to be asked, I look for opportunity to make a difference and volunteer whenever and wherever I can. It is my goal to help make the PVMAC the friendliest club around. When the fun ends on Monday morning, you can find me at my day job as the Director of Operations and IT at an electronic manufacturer in Anaheim. With all that said, I ask that you cast your vote for me at the December 14th meeting. Thank You, Tom
Ken McSpadden (Incumbent)
Ken McSpadden, (Incumbent) My Dad taught me to fly R/C airplanes when I was 12 years old back in 1977. He was one of the founding members of this club long before that and later helped acquire and develop our current field at both Norton and Prado. I fly a little bit of everything from Giant Scale Racers and turbine powered jets, to scale warbirds and park flyer foamies, and have traveled to many different clubs and modeling events across the United States. I have been a Board member the past 2 years and I am proud of the progress that this club has made and the leadership that has made it possible. I support our member’s ability and right to fly a variety of R/C aircraft at our field and strive to make sure everyone is treated fairly and with respect. In return, I feel all club members should treat each other and their flying fields with equal fairness and respect. The PVMAC has made significant progress with the level of participation by our members in club-related activities, but we still have much more progress to make in that area. Our club is one of the largest in the country, but still lags behind much smaller clubs in member participation. This participation includes volunteering to help
at club events, flying at these same events, attendance at club meetings, and coming out and helping at scheduled field maintenance days. Most members don’t realize that our flying fields are not permanent. In fact our grasp on them is very tenuous. A strong, vibrant club with a large group of active members who participate regularly in club events that involve the community is probably one of the best ways we can position ourselves to keep our flying sites safe for us to use. I hope you agree with me and will work with me by being an active member in the PVMAC and supporting the leadership as we continue in this direction.
Charlie Mitchell (Incumbent)
I am a retired plumbing contractor. Before that I was a purchasing agent for a maritime company. I have been on the PVMAC Board of Directors for the past three years. I also help out with coordinating pilot student training with our clubs qualified pilot instructors. Since I am retired I have more time available than many of our clubs younger members to devote to our club and to help out at our clubs special events. If elected again to our clubs Board of Directors, I will continue to help build and promote the club. I would appreciate your vote.
Lonnie Morrison
In 1998, the PVMAC secured a contract from the park to build a remote control airfield. At that time I was instrumental in getting much of the funding to install the runway. At that time the club did not have enough money to build it, so I and several other members donated funds to help with the cost. Since that time we have been lifetime members. I also wrote many letters to get donations from other organizations, including AMA which donated $10,000 to help with the installation of the runway. Two years later I contracted to have additional pit areas with tie-downs and two additional taxi ways installed. I was instrumental in purchasing and planting the trees and kept them watered for three years. I am now running for the board to continue helping the club with preserving the trees that are still alive. I am also interested in keeping the contract with the park and the preservation of our airfield. I have been active in all areas of the club and have held several offices in the past.
Steve Parola (Incumbent)
I am running for re-election as one of your PVMAC Board members.
I have been with PVMAC since it merged with R/C Country in 1989. I have been a modeler since I was ten years old and I built my first R/C radio from a Heath Kit in 1965 and then life got in the way until the 1980’s when I was able to get back into R/C flying with my kids. In 1972, I met my wife, Terri, at the phone company and we moved to Chino in 1978 when we raised our five wonderful children. I spent 38 years with GTE/Verizon and for the past 21 years my wife and I have also owned and operated a local hobby store dedicated to the promotion of R/C aircraft.
In 1989, in a continuing effort to secure a contract for the now Prado Air Field, Ken McSpadden, Sr. and Bill McGurdy asked me to bring three different type forty size airplanes to a vacant parcel of land in South Chino where the Army Corp of Engineers, the San Bernardino Parks Dept. and the U.S. Fish and Game were present to evaluate the impact that our hobby would have at that location. Fortunately, we passed with “flying colors”.
Since that time, I have been an avid supporter of PVMAC. I have been involved in the initial fund raising effort and construction of the field and served as Field Marshal, Board Member, Secretary and Vice President. In addition, I have been involved in the field contract negotiations for both Norton and Prado.
As your representative on the board, I will continue to advocate on behalf of the membership.
chuck_pozanac I have been a PVMAC member for the past ten years, and have served as the clubs Vice President for the last five years. I most recently have been acting as the clubs liaison to Chino Airport. I have been in modeling for more than forty years. I am a full scale pilot and have my own 1947 Piper PA-12 at Chino Airport. I am also a small business owner in the aircraft industry. With your support I look forward in serving our club and working alongside the other seven PVMAC Board of Directors in 2011.
Paul Smith / Colonel USAF Retired, (Incumbent)
I have been an AMA member for the past forty five years and with the PVMAC as a member for the past ten years. I flew control line and competition free flight for many years and have enjoyed RC for thirty five years. I am currently the only Board of Director member representing our Norton field and flyer. I have served as the club contact with the San Bernardino Airport (formerly Norton AFB) Authority. I do most of the pilot training at Norton and do several first flights for new aircraft at our clubs Norton field. I have a full scale private pilots license, but confine my aviating to the RC field now. If elected I will continue my support to our club whether elected or not, but I do feel our members do need a Board of Directors representative from our Norton field. Thanks
Sam Wright (Incumbent)
During my tenure as a 2010 PVMAC Board Member, I also acted as our clubs program coordinator for our field and was also our clubs newsletter editor. I have enjoyed my time working along with the others on our current 2010 Board of Directors. We have made very big strides in our clubs events and status. I feel compelled to continue to serve the members of the PVMAC club for 2011. With your assistance I can do that.

Aerobatic Maneuvers

Maneuver Description Youtube Video
Avalanche This maneuver consists of a normal loop with a roll on the top. It can also be performed a a double avalanche with two rolls on the top of the loop.
Barrel Roll A combination of a loop and a roll. One loop is completed while completing one roll. The flight path during a barrel roll has the shape of a horizontal corkscrew
Blender A vertical diving roll that virtually stops its descent as it instantaneously enters into a flat spin.
Chandelle Consists of a maximum climb, maximum bank combination to obtain the greatest altitude gain for a given airspeed and at the same time making a 180° course reversal.
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Eight Point Roll The Four Point Roll is an Axial Roll but the manoeuvre is interupted at each eighth roll point.
Eight Sided Loop This is another variation of the basic loop. The two vertical lines, the 45° lines and the horizontal line on top all have to be of the same length. The exit line at the bottom has to be at least as long as the other seven sides. The eight loops that connect the eight sides have to have the same radius at each corner.
Elevator The Elevator is when you completely stall the aircraft with a massive amount of elevator, either up or down, and it descends almost vertically down (Elevator) upright or inverted.
English Bunt Half an outside loop starting from upright, straight and erect level flight. (The pilot pushes the stick forward and draws a half circle in the sky from the top down.)  
falling Leaf "When the aeroplane is first stalled and is then forced into a spin. As soon as the spin develops the controls are reversed so that a spin begins in the opposite direction. "
Flat Spin A slowly descending spin where the wings are almost or completely level. Can be upright or inverted.
Four Point Roll The Four Point Roll is an Axial Roll but the manoeuvre is interupted at each quarter roll point.
Four Point Rolling Circle When an aircraft rolls continuously, stopping at each quarter point, while turning in a circle.  
Half reverse Cuban 8 From level flight pull to the 45° up line, 1/2 roll to inverted 45° up line, then 5/8s of a loop to level flight.
HammerHead (Stall) Turn The plane goes upward, decelerates, yaws 180° under stall, and comes down nearly the same path it goes up, as if it gets hammered on the head.
Harrier Very slow forward flight in a very nose high (about 45º) attitude.
High Alpha Knife Edge When the Airplane is Rolled 90 degrees, and then the angle of the nose is pointed at a High angle away from the ground, and the throttle is used to maintain level flight.
Humpty Bumps At it's most basic, the Humpty Bump consists of a quarter loop into the vertical. On the way up, the model is half rolled. A half loop at the top results in the model coming vertically down where a half roll is executed followed by a quarter loop to pull out.
Immelman "Performing a half loop. Apply either left or right aileron once you reach the top of the half loop to roll the airplane right-side-up. Complete this aerobatic RC maneuver by exiting with straight and level flight. "
Inside Loop When the Aircraft enters a regular loop from level flight and the canopy is pointed inward
Inside-Outside Eight This figure is similar to a Full Cuban Eight, but it does not contain any rolls. The second loop is an outside loop. Again, the two loops have to have the same radius and have to be flown at the same altitude. Entry and exit have to be at the same altitude.
Inverted Flat Spin A slowly descending spin where the wings are almost or completely level and the plane is inverted.
Inverted Harrier Very slow forward flight in a very nose high (about 45º) attitude while Inverted. Uses down elevator to keep the attitude instead of up elevator.
Knife Edge When the plane is rolled 90 degrees, with the wingtips perpendicular to the ground. Opposite rudder is applied to keep the nose high and the plane flying level.
Knife Edge Circle When the Plane is in knife edge flight, rolled 90 degrees , the plane completes a complete circle, keeping the plane in level horozontal flight. &feature=related">
Knife Edge Hover Similar to a hover, however while in a knife-edge position with Little forward movement.
Knife Edge Loop While In knife Edge Flight, Rolled 90 degrees, the plane performs a loop keeping the wings perpendicular to the ground.
Knife Edge Snap When the plane is put to a knife edge, then agressively rolled 360 Degrees back to the knife edge.
Knife Edge Spin When the aircraft is into a spin going UP while rotating around the wing-line of the aircraft in knife-edge flight.
Reversing Knife Edge When the Plane is in a knife edge, and you roll it 180 degrees to the opposite side knife edge, then roll it back again and continue on your knife edge.
Lazy eight 1/4 looping up, wingover (left or right), 1/2 looping down+up, wingover (right or left), 1/4 looping down  
Lomcevak When the aircraft's tail spins pitching down about its wing while the entire aircraft is continuously stalled.
Moonwalk Flying the airplane backwards while in a horizontal line  
Outside Loop This is a loop entered from level flight where the canopy is pointed outward.
Parachute The Parachute is a vertical dive that instantly decelerates in its descent as it abruptly corners 90º, turning into an Elevator.
Prop Hang Or Hover Holding the plane in a stationary vertical position with out it torque rolling
Pugachev's Cobra When the nose of the aircraft is pulled up suddenly. The aircraft pitches up to 90° angle of attack. The nose then falls back to the horizontal, and the aircraft accelerates away in the original direction
Regular Spin When The aircraft is stalled and in autorotation about its vertical axis, either upright or inverted. "
Roller Coaster Plane is rocking back and forth from full up elevator to full down elevator diving straight to the ground.  
Rolling Circle Rolling circle is a maneuver in which an aircraft rolls continuously while turning in a circle.
Rolling Circle/Rolling 360 When an aircraft rolls continuously while turning in a circle
Rolling Harrier Very slow forward flight in a very nose high (about 45º) attitude While at the same time continuously rolling the aircraft.
Rolling Loop Loop aircraft whileat the same time continuously rolling the aircraft.
Slow Roll A typical roll rate for an aerobatic model is around 360° per second. Compared to the average sports model, this rate is slow. To execute a slow roll, you should be trying to get down to 60°-70° per second which means that a slow roll should take 5 or 6 seconds
Snap Roll, Flick roll; Flick An aggressive roll. Rotation is induced by a rapid pitch input followed by rapid yaw input, thus stalling one wing further than the other. This imbalance in lift causes the high speed roll.
Snap Up The Snap-Up is when the airplane comes to a stalled stop into a vertical position from a horizontal flight path with a snap-roll in the middle. This is very similar to a Pop-up or Wall.  
Split S Turn Opposite of Immelman. Begin this maneuver with straight and level flight. Use the ailerons to roll 180 degrees. Once the airplane is inverted apply up elevator to perform a half loop. Finish this aerobatic RC maneuver by exiting with straight and level flight
Square Loop This is a variation of the basic loop. The two vertical lines and the horizontal line on top have to be of the same length. The exit line at the bottom has to be at least as long as the other three sides. The quarter loops that connect the four sides have to have the same radius at each corner.
Tail Slide 1/4 looping up, straight vertical (full power) until the aircraft loses momentum. The aircraft falls backwards, tail first, until the nose drops through the horizon to a vertical down position. 1/4 loop (push or pull) to recovers to level flight.
Terminator When the plane is flying straight and level and then makes a 90 degrees dive straight down toward the ground. When the plane gets close to the ground, you pull up.  
The Pogo Hover that climbs and descends.  
The Scissors Flying in a vertical zigzagging pattern  
The Wall or Pop-Up The Wall or the Pop-Up: is when the airplane comes to a stalled stop into a vertical position from a horizontal flight path.
Tick Tock Rotating the airplane 180 degrees to inverted then 180 degrees back to up right as the plane falls vertically  
Toilet Bowl Similar to a waterfall, however on a horizontal line. From a knife-edge, the aircraft flips end over end on the horizontal line and continues to fly in original direction  
Tourque Roll hovering vertically in place, rotating left around its roll axis.
Tumbling When The Airplane is Rolled Nose Over Tail while the plane is moving forward.
Vertical Eight The idea is to do two circular manouevres, one above the other, with both having the same radius, directly in front of the pilot's stance. The central part of the manouevre is the crossover.  
WaterFall The waterfall is a maneuver where the plane pivots 360 degrees in the pitch axes with very little forward motion and altitude gain or loss.
Wingover left or right 180° tight turn (yaw) at the top of a 1/4 looping (up)  
Yo Yo This is an upright Water Fall. There are a lot of variations with this maneuver.  

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