RAMS Club Logo

Location: RAMS is located behind the US Airforce Museum on the Grounds of Wright Patterson Airforce Base in Area B.  

 Website: http://www.fly-rams.com/

Contact Email: Check Website

Access to the field: Combination lock

GPS Geeks:  +39° 46′ 22.34″, -84° 5′ 49.64″  ( 9.772873, -84.097123Station is accessible‎)

Address: See club provided map below and on website.

AMA Club Charter: #2434  Formed: 1969   History: RAMS History

Club Dues: $5    Average Membership:  60     Memebership Limit?:  No

Flying Hours: Because this flying field is inside controlled airspace (Wright Field) , flying is generally limited to after 5:PM to sunset weekdays and generally 12:nooon to sunset on weekends.  There are some other restrictions and special dates the field is closed, be sure to check the Park Rules on the RAMS website for the official information.

Membership Information:  The club is open to all AMA Members who are Military, Retired Military or base contractors.  Civil servents and retired civil servents also qualify.  Essentially anybody who has or can qualify for a base pass.

Guest Flying:  Club Secretary (2012) Keith Numbers informed me pilots in with a base pass who are here for a short stay (AFIT students for example) are welcome at the  facility as a guest.  He said to please contact the club for information and proper procedures & etc…  Notes from Dave (writer of Radical RC Workbench Blog): Of course, all clubs appreciate being appreciated with funding, so if your going to be around a while, join up and do your part.

RAMS Flying Area Map
RAMS Flying Area Map

What you’ll find:  The RAMS have a paved runway.   There are no shelters, power or picnic tables, so be sure to bring any needed chairs, power or shade with you.  The flying area is nice and open without obsticals.  It is the choice place to test out extra large or fast models such as turbins.  If you’ve ever been to the DOGS airshow, the RAMS field is at the far right end of the DOGS flying area on the crossing taxiway.  

Special Notes From Dave:  It’s always “Gentlemanly” to observe the AMA Safety Code as a baseline at any new field until all local rules, etiquette and customs are learned.  Be aware some fields have routine full scale air traffic nearby, others very little or none.  It takes time to become aware of all the special concerns and routines at any new flying field.