We are the Kankakee Valley Model Flyers, AMA chapter 257. A club dedicated to building and flying radio control model aircraft. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m.at the KVPD Rec Center at 150 N Indiana Ave Kankakee, IL. Annual club dues are $50 and AMA membership is required. Our flying field is located off River Road just east of the Kankakee Community College entrance. The entrance to the field is from College Drive just before the parking area for Ice Valley Ice Arena. Members fly daily, weather permitting. Flying usually occurs between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends and 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays.
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The Kankakee Valley Model Flyers was founded in 1971 and chartered by The Academy of Model Aeronautics as club #257, and incorporated with the State of Illinois in 2005 as a non-profit corporation. The Kankakee Valley Park District has supported the club as a sponsored group with a beautiful flying field of approximately 6 acres since 1971. The park district has also provided mowing and a meeting place for the club. Two of the original founding members are still active in the club. The club began with outdoor radio control airplanes, including sailplanes, and has grown to include helicopters, drones, etc. Activities include both indoor and outdoor flying of electric, glow, and gas models of all sizes and shapes. Average membership has been around 40 members. Traditionally the club holds an annual picnic in August and a banquet in February.