Welcome To BAMS - The Boerne Area Model Society
BAMS is an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered Gold Leader RC model airplane flying club located in Boerne, Texas. Our flying field is located within Kendall County's modern and beautiful Joshua Springs Park, north of San Antonio (take IH-10 exit 533, to Welfare). For information on finding the field and to see our airspace, click here to go to the map. These two links show the full NOAA or Air Sports Network weather forecast for the field. Another good source for wind information is Sailflow. For a look at conditions in the area within the last 15 minutes, try this link to NOAA's MADIS site about 3 miles northeast of the field.
To learn more about BAMS, take a look at this video. Also, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on facebook .
If you are a new pilot and want to learn to fly or are experienced (or maybe just a little out of practice) and want to check things out, or are just looking for more information about BAMS, please use the "Contact Us" link to the right. Check out our introductory flight program - BAMS provides everything you need: radio, plane, and flight instructor. We invite you you to come out to our club meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM at the flying field - everyone's welcome. If you would like more information on becoming a BAMS member, visit our New Member Page. To check out BAMS' complete flight certification program, click here to see the Guide and here to see the Proficiency Checklist. Our U-Control pilots enjoy a 65' flying circle and invite anyone interested in honing their skills or trying control line for the first time to stop by and check it out. Training planes and instructor pilots for both RC and U-Control are available on request.
Use These Links To Contact Us
- If you would like some general information about BAMS or would like to visit our flying field, click here to send an email to a BAMS officer.
- If you want to arrange for flight training or would like to take a demo flight, click here to send an email to our flight instructor team.
- If you are having a problem with our website (or you have a suggestion for improvement), click here to send an email to our web administrator.
- Please feel free to come to our monthly meeting at 9AM on the first Saturday of each month at the flying field (if the weather is bad, please contact an officer for the alternate location). It's a great opportunity to meet each other. Click here for directions and a map to the field showing our airspace.
Upcoming And Recent Events
December 14, 2022Thanks to the determined efforts of BAMS' Secretary, the AMA has recognized BAMS's 25 years as a continuously operating and chartered AMA club. Click here to see the Certificate . Also, check out BAMS' historical information by selecting "History" in the menu bar above.
November 9, 2022The BAMS 2022 Fall Fun Fly was a giant success, raising $2,000 for the Kendall County Women's Shelter. This is the largest contribution ever made by BAMS and was presented to KCWS Associate Executive Director Sonja Gutierrez at their headquarters on November 9, 2022. The Boerne Star published a full story of the event on 11/12/22. This donation continues a long history of community involvement by BAMS over the years.
October 8, 2022A great day of recreational flying was enjoyed by a crowd of spectators and 25 registered pilots at BAMS 2022 Fall Fun Fly. The event was attended by officers from the AMA, members of area clubs, visitors, and BAMS members. Demonstrations of U-Control, helicopter, pattern and 3D flights brought oohs and aahs from the onlookers. Several of the crowd opted to take demonstration flights aided by the BAMS Flight Instructor team. A delicious lunch was provided by the expert chefs of the Bulverde VFW post 12205. BAMS would also like to thank the following companies for their generous support:
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October 1, 2022The 2022 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon is coming up at the BAMS field. Be a participant and relive the spirit and excitement of early model aircraft flight. Join us at this free event and try out control line flying for yourself; if you have a Ringmaster of your own, bring it out for a flight or two. For more details, see the flyer here.
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