"Smith Field" Home of
the Flying Tigers Radio Control Club
Smith Field is named in memory of Bill Smith, the original field owner and a valued
member of the Flying Tigers RC Club. Bill passed away in October of 1999. His presence at
the field and within our club has been missed by all that knew him. May his dreams of the
greatest model airpark live on.
GPS... Long , 79o 45'
52" west ... Lat , 42o 59' 15" north
Smith Field is located in North Cayuga on Townline Road west from Hwy
56.... One Kilometer north of Hwy 3. We are the second driveway on the south
side...... look for the gate with our Flying Tiger sign on it. Click here for a map
I first saw our flying site one winter's day 1997, accompanied with Bill Smith and
Henry Hirschmann. Just a plowed field, about six acres in size. Little left over stalks of
corn sticking up through the whisks of snow. It didn't seem like much at that point, but a
dream was being developed in our heads, a dream that now has become a reality. My only
regrets; that Bill is not here any longer to see the vision we all had that day.
As soon as spring came the club went to work on this piece of property. Plowing,
planting, fertilizing just to start. We also had to construct a driveway to get in and out
of the place. While this was being done, an amendment to the zoning bylaw was presented to
the town of Cayuga. After the red tape, what we had was a bylaw stating that as long as we
operate the club from this parcel of land, the zoning would be recreational (model
Now with the end of 1998 in sight the club moved to the new field "Smith
Field" for 1999, where we still conduct our sport/hobby. Since this time, many
changes and upgrades to the club field has taken place. We now have a spectator area, Pit
area and two grass runways. Both the spectators and the pit area's have sun shelters. We
boast; picnic tables, one of the nicest out houses I have ever seen (Two Holer.. No
waiting) (with water), Unlimited space to fly our models and the nicest bunch I have
ever flown with.
I could go on and on about our beloved "Smith Field" but come see for
yourselves. Spectators are always welcome.
Past President Flying Tigers R/C Club
March 29th 2002
Pictures from "Smith Field" Home of the Flying Tigers.
Our New Frequency Control Station. Second to none!