Hill Country Aeromodelers

The Hill Country Aeromodelers Club (HCAM) began in 1987 at a small field on South Manchaca Road in Austin. In 1993, the Austin Parks Board granted the club 32 acres of land at Mary Moore Searight Park in order to build a miniature airport for Radio Controlled Model Plane shows and competitions. HCAM stems from a long history in Austin of model aircraft clubs, including the Austin Aeromodelers at Zilker Park. 
 
The primary overseer of HCAM’s new field was club member Jim Vier, who provided the majority of the building equipment and machinery. Architect and club member Joe Del Gato also played a major role in designing the field’s layout. Landscapers planted multiple native trees and plants throughout the park, paved runways and taxi ways, and created numerous pilot stations. The American Academy of Model Aeronautics monitored and insured the blueprints.
 
HCAM’s membership ranges from 95 to 120 persons of all ages and occupations a year. The club hosts an annual “Blue Santa” fly-in and auction in December, which raises over two thousand dollars a year for children in need throughout Austin. Members of the club also host flying demonstrations and lectures for schools. 
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Hill Country Aeromodelers - Jimmy and Mary Wrubel Collection - Radio Controlled Model Airfield
Home movie of Lew Kennison’s Radio Controlled Kaos Model Airplane in Zilker Park
Hill Country Aeromodelers - Jimmy and Mary Wrubel Collection - Model Planes in Zilker Park (196
Home movie of an aeromodeling competition between the Austin Aeromasters and the San Antonio Sidewinders ...
Hill Country Aeromodelers - Jimmy and Mary Wrubel Collection - Aeromodeling Competition (1968)
Home movie of an aeromodelers competition between the Austin Aeromodelers and the San Antonio Sidewinders...