The Suburban R/C Barnstormers club and White Pines Golf Dome (WPGD) again invite you to 6 months of warm, indoor, Radio-Controlled flying this winter. Season runs from November 1st through the end of April every year. We’re open every Friday and Saturday night from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am (*). See below for NightHawk flying fees, rules, and Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) requirements.
FEES: A single flight-night is $15, but it becomes just $10 nightly if you purchase a “Dome Discount Card” for $15. Your Best Buy is a Season Pass for $175.
White Pines Golf Dome, the largest golf dome in Illinois, is located just west of Chicago’s O’Hare airport, at 500 W. Jefferson St. (3rd Ave.), 60601, in Bensenville, Illinois. Check for Dome Flying Rules and our Registration form at SuburbanRCBarnstormers.com, or just stop in to watch and ask questions of our pilots and your Dome Staffer host. Your Dome Staffers can help get you training, help set up your aircraft or answer many RC questions!
For indoor GOLF and WPG Dome questions, see WhitePinesGolfDome.com for directions and Dome descriptions.
Student pilots can train without an Academy of Model Aeronautics card under the guidance of any AMA pilot and a “buddy box”, or during special student pilot times you request with an AMA pilot as trainer. All other Dome pilots must be AMA members to fly or instruct. Remember, AMA membership is free for those under 19 years of age as of July, and is easily available at home via the AMA site. See ModelAircraft.org for AMA rules, fees, and membership signup for Adults, Juniors, Seniors, Park Pilots, Full Memberships, or see your Dome Staffer for info.
For questions about NightHawk flying, contact Dome Director Marty Schrader on the SRCB web site or call him at 630-234-1914, or Stan Warden at FrenchStan@ComCast.net or 630-654-8476. Remember: Spectators are always free at NightHawk flying. Dome Staffers this season are Tom Jacobs, John Kubitz and Jim Stolpman.
* NOTE: If you want to fly Thursdays, join our Suburban R/C Barnstormers club; it’s just $30 annually! Club Members get to attend 6 FREE Club-Only Nights at the Dome on special Thursdays! Your Dome Staffer host can sign you up on-site. Club Nights include pilot prizes, contests, and socializing with pilots like you. srw 112312
Learn to fly Radio Control!
Or practice with your airplane, quadcopter or heli indoors!
5 million cubic feet of flying space! 2nd largest golf dome in the U.S.!
Dome is 300’ x 300’ x 10 stories tall!