Charter Club #2367  2016 Gold Leader Club
   

Club History

The Owatonna R/C Modelers became a club back in 1986, we had approximately 15 members and carved a 7 acre flying site out of set aside land owned by Robert and Corrine Reul. Today we average 25 members a year and now fly off 7.60 acres that was gifted to the club by the Reul Family. With time comes improvement and we have enjoyed many, such as a 35' x 300' hard runway and a beautiful wooden shelter. We have a porta potty as well as picnic tables, starting stand and many work tables. The downside is that you sooner or later you are going to lose those who have been instrumental in your success, such is the case with our original landowners who have passed away.In honor of them and their contributions we named our field the "Robert and Corrine Reul Memorial Flying Field". Not only did Bob and Corrine help us get started, their heirs have provided us with a gift that will allow us to fly well into the future.

Starting in 2000, we began a cooperative venture with the Steele County Astronomical Society. The Steele County Astronomical Society desires the same conditions for viewing as do the Owatonna R/C Modelers for flying, little to no obstructions and a very low horizon line. The Steele County Astronomical Society is made up of individuals who spend their free time studying and viewing the universe.