Las Vegas Soaring Club

If it can fly, you might just see it at our field!


About us...

The Las Vegas Soaring Club began in 1992 and has become one of the oldest and largest RC Soaring clubs in the Southwest. One of the reasons we have become so large is that our members are knowledgeable, creative, diversified, and above all...supportive and friendly towards new and existing members as well as visitors interested in the hobby of model flying. 

Another reason is the naturally occurring beauty of the Red Rock Recreation Area adjacent to our field. This area is nationally known for its unusual rock formations of bright orange and pink colors. The park boasts a 23 mile driving experience through the park in addition to a visitors center and gift shop.

There is a noticeable camaraderie on the field as members work together to further enhance and promote the sport of RC flying and Soaring. We encourage the younger guys and girls to participate and learn about RC flying and offer on-the-field training to those interested in flying.

Because of all this our club continues to evolve and grow into a very diversified RC electric flying club. Members may fly any free flight or electric operated aircraft within the guidelines of the club field rules, AMA guidelines or FAA regulations.

Our club is home to the only winch system for gliders in the Vegas Valley. The system is operative (weather permitting) several days a week (see the Calendar for more information.)

In the Spotlight... 


Part of our focus is to bring younger members into the hobby in a safe, instructional manner. The club offers a program for junior pilots who have a desire to learn about RC modeling and flying. The Bob Pickens Junior Pilot Program, named after a former LVSC member and aviation enthusiast, offers an educational and recreational approach for youngsters to learn and practice RC flying. The program also provides funds if necessary for those that can't afford equipment or a trainer plane through an application process.

Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors

Bill Richardson, President, IP

Sandy Tiedeman, Vice President

Treasurer, Paul Thiele


Secretary, Al Badoux

Joseph Perez, Jr., Safety Coordinator

Barry Mattison, Director, AMA District X AVP, IP, Leader Member, CD

Director, Dave Osborn

AMA Introductory Pilot Instructors

Bill Richardson

Barry Mattison

Robert Slauson

Bruce Kaplan


Club memberships are prorated to coincide with your AMA expiration date

* Junior Members: Under 19 years of age are $6.00 annually.

* General Membership: Ages 19 and over are $24.00 annually (prorate $2 per month)

How to join:

Online application and payment