Welcome to our website!
T he Finger Lakes Air Pirates Inc. radio control flying club is located in Geneva, in the beautiful Fingerlakes area of NY. We have been in existence for over thirty years and are always actively recruiting new flyers for our club. If you are interested in learning how to fly we can help with that or if you already know how to fly and are looking for some fun folks that share your interests, look us up and enjoy the good times!
We have a club trainer and buddy box system for those who would like to try the sport before owning a plane. Typically our trainer nights are Tuesday and Thursday during the summer months at our flying field weather providing. Any time you see the gate open though, there is a member at the field so come on in!
Our main interest is RC sport flying, but at anytime you may see a sailplane, rockets, jets, helicopters, or a u-control plane in the air. Our members have a variety of backgrounds and interests! We welcome visitors and guests at the field, however you must be a member of AMA to fly at FLAPS field unless on a buddy box. If you are visiting the Finger Lakes Region, please stop in and say hello.
Club meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at 7:00 at the American Legion in Geneva unless it falls on a holiday. Warm weather meetings are held at the field.
Indoor Flying- Indoor flying is now in full swing and we are having a blast! Here are the times and locations-
*Please note - Holidays, weather, and school closings may preclude flying at these sites. Any questions feel free to use our contact page to ask if we will be flying.
Our 2014 Auction Date has been announced! - April 12th, 2014. CLICK HERE for information on our upcoming event. You must save this date, and don't be late
•The Best RC Swap Meet of the Finger Lakes, is located at the corner of State Routes 414 and 318, just off exit 41, Waterloo, of the NYS Thruway.
•With plenty of tables, we present an inviting atmosphere, to sell or buy. Our own club will have many items for sale, and we will have plenty of door prizes.
•Our Basket Raffles and 50-50's add to the excitement of our Special Event. The prices are reasonable and women and children are admitted for free.
FLAPS has a Facebook page! Visit us HERE
Breakfast- Saturday mornings several of us gather at the Captains Room restaurant on Exchange street in Geneva at 9:00 am for breakfast. Feel free to stop in!
2013 New Year's Day Fly! - The Finger Lakes Air Pirates have met at the field on January 1 for the last 10 years to celebrate the New Year, with a First Flight of the Year event. This year's event is planned for January 1st 2014 at 11am.
Last year about 15 members (along with a couple visitors from the Canandaigua Chiefs club!) turned out to enjoy the foot deep snow with skis and floats on their planes. Glow and electric planes flew fine in the 20º temperature.
Between flights we had coffee and chili on the wood stove in the shelter. That stove was welcome warmth for the pilots' cold hands and feet! While we fly indoors a couple times a week during the winter, nothing beats getting outside for flying! Click Flaps Photos or in the left hand menu to see the pictures
FLAPS Calendar- Click the Calendar button at the top to see what is going on in the club and with our flying friends.