The Texarkana R/C Flying Club was formed in 1972 for the purpose of promoting model aviation and to establish a flying site for modelers in the Texarkana area. The club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) which is located in Muncie, Indiana. By being a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a member has liability insurance and competition privileges as well as belonging to a national support group. AMA Members also receive a national monthly magazine, “Model Aviation”, the official publication of the AMA. Club membership is open to anyone interested in model aviation and the purpose of our club. Due to insurance stipulations and demands of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, membership in the AMA is required of club members and guest who participate in flying activities at our flying site. Prospective members and visitors are welcome. Our flying site is located at Lake Wright Patman, adjacent to the Oak Park picnic area. This is about a mile north of the spillway on the road in front of the dam. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are the most popular times for flying activities and spectators are always welcome. Model aviation is a great sport/hobby that is enjoyed by over 125,000 people in the USA and by many more thousands internationally. Competitive events and ‘Fly-Ins’ are very popular throughout the country during the year. The AMA National competition is held at the AMA National Flying Center in Muncie, Indiana during July and August of each year.