The Sacramento Area Modelers club features one of the premier flying sites on the West Coast, with a paved access road, pit area and runway with adjacent grass strip provided for belly landings and gliders. We have covered setup areas with electricity to each table, "clubhouse" (The Auger In), manicured lawns with shade trees, running water and restroom facilities, and a snack bar.
Academy of Model Aeronautics (A.M.A.) membership is required for all flyers unless accompanied by a club instructor. Membership in our club is encouraged and a $10.00 day-use program is available for occasional users of our site. Sport flying is permitted seven days a week except during special events and site improvement days.
The flying site for the Sacramento Area Modelers is located at 11000 Florin Road in Sacramento, California. This is between Excelsior and Eagles Nest on the south side of the road. There ARE signs posted at the gate. There are many ways to reach the S.A.M. site, however the following will give you an idea of how to get there depending on where you are coming from.
From Highway 99: Take Florin Road eastbound. The site is 9 miles east of the highway.
From the North Area: Take Watt Avenue southbound. Turn east (left) on Florin Road. The site is approximately 2.5 miles after turning onto Florin Rd.
From the Eastern or Northeastern portions of the Sacramento area, take Highway 50 to Sunrise Bl. and go south. Go past Jackson Highway and turn right on Florin Rd. The site will be on the south side of Florin Rd.(left) about 1.5 miles after you turn onto Florin Rd. (There is a 3-way stop light at Sunrise and Florin) Turn left into the site.