Aerial photos of our site available at http://uterc.org/node/238 .
Our AMA charter club field is located 24 miles -- about a 30-minute drive -- west of Salt Lake City, and only 15 minutes from the Salt Lake Airport. The runway is packed, salty soil, with some hardy patches of grass here and there. Prevailing winds tend to be from the north or northeast, though from time to time you may experience a stiff south wind flowing toward the lake from Rush Valley, particularly in the fall. If you are a sailplane enthusiast, you will find that thermal activity tends to be quite strong when the weather is warm and the wind is low.
There are restaurants, a motel, camper hookups, and showers within 2 miles of the field. An excellent dirt-track R/C car raceway, the world-class Miller Motorsports Park auto racing track, and a kid-friendly pool are just 10 miles to the southwest.
If it has rained much in the past 48 hours, the club field may be muddy. In the winter, the field remains wet much longer. Please exercise caution and restraint in these kinds of conditions, and possibly reschedule your visit for a dryer time. The wetlands around the Great Salt Lake abound with mosquitos and biting flies during the warmer months of the year. A Deet-based insect repellent is strongly recommended and very effective at preventing bites. If you forget, we usually have some extra in the clubhouse.
Basic field rules (more detailed rules may be found at the field and voted on as needed):
The buildings and commercial vehicles on this site are strictly off-limits. Please do not enter or remain on, in, or around any structure or vehicle not located on the club field. The auction grounds are also off-limits unless an auction is currently in-progress.
Due to lease requirements, Ute R/C Association members must accompany non-member guests. AMA or MAAC (Canadian AMA equivalent) membership or accompanying AMA Intro Pilot* instructor is required to fly. Guests are welcome, and should coordinate a time to fly with a Ute R/C member pilot using the forum on this web site. If you are a guest pilot attending a fun-fly, please arrive on-time and present your AMA or MAAC card to any arriving club member to enter. Be sure to coordinate with a member to let you out, too!
Directions to the site from Salt Lake City:
Enjoy your stay!
* For more information on becoming an Intro Pilot and obtaining 60-day coverage extended to non-members flying at our chartered club field, see http://www.modelaircraft.org/PDF-files/917.pdf. We have several intro pilots in the club, and teach people how to fly every Wednesday night.