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By: Eric Lyon

I have had a family emergency that keeps me from the website and unfortunately the field. Our club is still very active. I also stepped down as president as well. Brandon Hall is our new president and our club is in good hands. It has been my pleasure to help run the club over the last several years. I look forward to getting back active in the club again. I will post some material  on here as I get time. AS of now we have around 36 members.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

from the Sky Squires


Sky Squires going strong

I heard a recent Rumor that our club was closing our field. I can assure everyone that this is not the case! We are a strong club and we are making plans for at least one Event this year.

Our National Model Aviation Day Fun Fly has been a growing event for us and We are making plans to make it even better this year! This year it will be another 2 day event on  Saturday August 17th & Sunday the 18th.

The picture was taken by me at the National Model Aviation Day Fun Fly last year.

We will post more information as any of our events comes up.


Sky Squires Mall Show, University Mall, Carbondale

Fred H. Dippel, April 7, 2018

Model aviators, no less than full scale aircraft aviators and professional seamen, are subject to the moods of the weather. And so it was this March as Winter and Spring took turns on the daily stage. Fortunately, Saturday, April 7_th, contrary to an ominous forcast, appeared without any snow or rain, but with very cold winds. Nevertheless, the eager workers of the Sky Squires RC Club, aided by the stalwarts of regional clubs, went to work bright and early and by 9 o'clock Showtime had set up all the tables and chairs, the three simulators, and several dozen beautiful models. As the day wore on, however, it became apparent that the chilly day was keeping shoppers home.



By: Fred , pictures by Fred, Eric and Chris, Video by Ben


  The Greeks and Romans and virtually every other ancient people must have been model airplane builders. They didn't have only one name for one god of weather, but take wind for instance, they had many! Many gods, many names!

  And they all showed up on Saturday, August 27 when, after two weeklong weather delays, they came to our Fly-in and brought their weather playmates with them, especially rain, fog, and low temperatures. But did our intrepid leader band and knuckle under? Did they fold their tents and silently steal away? Not on your tintype! Bah! Humbug! Let's fly! they cried as one man. They had a serious purpose, one they would not yield lightly: To raise funds for the local DAV in keeping with the AMA sponsored National Model Aviation Day. So, it was, "Pilots, man your airplanes!" And away they flew!