Welcome to the Blennerhassett Area Radio Control Club (BARCC) web site! BARCC invites you to join us in the wonderful hobby of radio controlled aircraft. The BARCC club is a non-profit organization that was started in 1985 to further the enjoyment of the hobby. The BARCC flying site is located just off County road 212 near Belpre, Ohio. You are invited to watch the models fly at any time. Check out our Regularly Scheduled Events section below for some of the appointed flying times. BARCC sponsors several special events during the year. The BARCC is very active with the community and with its members. Several events are scheduled throughout the year and often civic organizations like The Boy Scouts and Lions Club visit for demonstrations. Two key events that bring model aircraft pilots from other area clubs include a spring fun-fly and a fall giant scale event. Take a look at the Event Calendar page for more information on these events.
The Blennerhassett Area Radio Control Club is a chartered club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the International Miniature Aircraft Association.
Several radio control model airplane members in the Belpre & Marietta, OH area and Parkersburg & Vienna, WV area meet regularly to fly their models. Members can usually be found at the field in the evenings or on Saturdays and Sundays.
The BARCC club provides new members with a student pilot program in which certified instructors assist students in flying his/her aircraft. RC aircraft are not difficult to fly but do require some practice, and time, to develop the required skills.
The BARCC club has over 68 members whose specific RC aircraft interests range from small hand tossed planes to large gas powered aircraft. Skill levels range from student pilots flying with instructors to pilots who have been flying for over 25 years. Check out the Club Roster page.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the BARCC club, or you would like to attend a general membership meeting, please feel free to do so! The meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at 12 noon at the Club Field.
|Vice President||Frank Purcell||740-667-3733|
|Field Marshall||Burl Life||304-863-5593|
|Safety Officer||George Moberg||304-422-3498|
|Contest Director||Larry Smith||304-485-5965|
|Web Page||Larry Smith||304-485-5965|