The Marymoor Radio Control Club (MAR/C) promotes the hobby/sport of radio controlled model airplane flying. MAR/C manages and maintains the model airfield in Marymoor Park in accordance with a Use Agreement with King County Parks Division. Flight training and special events are held at the model airfield during the summer. Monthly Club meetings are held to socialize and share information about the hobby. Membership in MAR/C is approximately 300 members.
Recent speaker at our general meeting, Prof. Chris Lum of the UW's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, had mentioned that the department would be holding a design review presentation this winter, for their upcoming senior project, and that our input would be welcomed. This looks to be an especially interesting design project--a plane that carries the disassembled components of another plane, the latter of which has to carry a mission payload. successfully.
The park has received a complaint from our birdwatching neighbors that our planes regularly overfly the area to the west of our field. The complaint, received last Saturday late afternoon, also cited excessive noise from the plane(s) in question, which would indicate that one or more large-displacement gas-powered planes were the source of the complaint. Please remember that we have a strict 90 dB noise limit, and that all gas-powered (as well as large-displacement glow-powered) planes must be certified as compliant to use our field.