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Valley Forge Signal Seekers
Flying in Valley Forge National Historic Park
Since 1959

AMA Club #575


Membership Information

Getting Started

Whether you are new to Remote Control (RC) Model Aviation or you have been flying RC models for sometime we welcome you to visit our club and consider becoming a member.  For starters, you'll need to join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in order to join our club. The AMA Membership includes property and personal injury insurance coverage (see details on the AMA site).  You will will also need to have your RC Model registered with the FAA (UAS Registration) in order to fly at our field.  In addition to joining the AMA and FAA registration, there are important rules and regulations you'll need to read and agree to follow that insure a safe and fun flying experience in the Valley Forge National Historic Park. You can find these important documents on our Flying Rules and Regulations page.


Next you'll want to Contact Us via email and come to one of our monthly club meetings (see our Calendar).  There you'll get to meet some of the club officers and club members.  We'll answer any questions you may have and discuss our training program if needed or how to get "checked out" to fly at our field. We'll give you a membership logon ID and password when you decide to join and you can enter our training program or become a member right away once your "check out" flight is completed.


In addition to flying at our field and enjoying the views of Valley Forge National Historic Park, our club hosts several types of social flying events each year:

-  Fun-Fly Days
-  Warbird Flying Events
-  Pizza and Hoagie Fly Days
-  Swap Meets

Funfly Cooking

We have a training program at our club where you can learn to fly RC Planes! You'll need to bring your own trainer plane and we provide you with an experienced Trainer Pilot who uses a "buddy box" system to help ensure a safe and fun learning experience.

Membership Period and Types

Our membership period runs from January 1st thru December 31st.  We have several types of memberships available to new and existing members. All members must be AMA Members and have their planes registered with the FAA (Valley Forge Park Permit Requirement).

New Members

Type Description Age Cost Special Notes
Individual Adult Adult New Member 18 or Older $100 Requires Flight Check
Individual Youth Youth New Member less than 18 $35 Requires Flight Check and Parental/Guardian Attendance
Adult Trainee Adult in Training 18 or Older $100 Requires Trainer Plane
Youth Trainee Youth in Training less than 18 $35 Requires Trainer Plane
Parental/Guardian Attendance

Family New Family 18 or Older $125 Up to 5 Additional Family Members including youth are free (note: all members must be Flight Checked)

Membership Renewals and Non-flying Members

Type Description Age Cost Special Notes
Individual Adult Adult Member 18 or Older $85
Individual Youth Youth Member less than 18 $35 Parental/Guardian Attendance
Family Family Member 18 or Older $110 Up to 5 Additional Family Members including youth are free
Non-Flying Non-Flying social member 18 or Older $50 Access to all club events and Meetings