...with a restroom, running water, electricity, and friendly folks!
November 14, 2021: The membership has voted to increase the annual fees. On Jan 1, 2022 the fees will change as follows: Adult dues - $125, Family dues - $185, Adult initiation - $75, Rejoin fee - $35, Under 18 - $35 no initiation.
November 14 2021: After 16 years as President, Scott Kantrowitz decided to step down. He says he is looking forward to more stick time. Each TRAC member should thank Scott for all of his contributions and hard work at TRAC.
February 10, 2021: Check out Jean-Pierre Beland's article in the Feb AMA magazine on building an Aurora. Click her to view the article.
November 14, 2021: Congratulations to the 2022 Officers - Don Riek President, James Chambers VP, Harvey Allen Secretary, Chuck Wolfe Treasurer, Bob Boetger Director, Vince Cesario Director. There contact info is on the Officers page.
June 25 2020 : The field reopens on June 26th. The TRAC reopening plan was approved by Hillsborough County. Please review and follow the plan requirements to operate the field in a safe manner. You can review the plan by clinking HERE
November 2018: Hillsborough County recently published an article about TRAC which is very complimentary to TRAC. Click Here to access the article.
February 2016: Wayne Smith provided the following link to a video Intel produced of 100 synchronized drones and orchestra playing the 1812 Overture. Well worth the view. Click Here to view the video.
January 2014: Click Here to view a video of TRAC field taken from a quad flown by TRAC member Javier Nerys.
December 2012: Al Tejera recently provided the following link that shows how to extend lipo battery cycles by reducing the voltage. It shows that while flight time is reduced marginally, number of recharge cycles is increased dramatically. Click here for the information Al found.
Do not fly over the orange grove! Our neighbors who built their homes in the orange grove support our flying, but are concerned about an aircraft hitting one of their children. Below you can see that a straight out departure to the west or approach from the west on runway 9/27 goes over the grove. The no fly zones are shown in the aerial view below.
December 2017: A defense authorization bill contains the requirement that small, unmanned aircraft must be registered with the FAA. Effective immediately, TRAC members must register their aircraft over .55 lbs and display the registration number if they want to continue to fly at TRAC.