Read the Rules
If you’re thinking about joining us, read our rules in the New Member Information and Field Etiquette pages. The New Member Information page will tell you about LISF, the planes we fly, noise level, speed limits, field procedures, and field access. The Field Etiquette page is provided for members and guests in the interest of safety, security, and good sportsmanship. If you become a member, learn and follow the rules. You are expected to follow them and you will be questioned on them during your senior pilot’s test.
Get Your AMA Membership
Aside from being necessary, you will get flight liability insurance and a great monthly magazine. It’s a good way to familiarize yourself with the hobby and the AMA rules. Once you read through them, you will realize they are simply common sense safety-oriented requirements. Also, be aware of the new FAA NOTAM/TFR no-fly rules for radio controlled model aircraft. This is a great hobby, and no one wants to get hurt or cause problems. That is primarily what the rules are for. Submit your application at the AMA Membership Enrollment Center
FAA UAS Registration
Per the FAA: “Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must register with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors.”
Per the AMA: “. . . members should register at www.faa.gov/uas/registration. Once registered pilots will receive a Federal registration number that is to be placed on or within aircraft over 250 grams (0.55 lbs.). Members are encouraged to continue placing their AMA numbers on their aircraft as well. Members only have to register once, they do not have to register each unique aircraft. The FAA requires registration regardless if you fly a multirotor, helicopter, fixed wing, or any other type of radio control model aircraft that uses a ground control system with a communication link, such as a transmitter. You can read more in our Frequently Asked Questions at www.modelaircraft.org/gov.”
Obtain a Nassau County Aerodrome Permit
Nassau County Aerodrome Permits can be obtained at Cedar Creek County Park. Cedar Creek County Park is located at 3320 Merrick Road, Wantagh, NY 11793. The park entrance is on Merrick Road about 1/4 mile east of Wantagh Parkway. Here’s a map. The Park is typically open 9 AM to 3:30 PM, 6 days a week and closed Mondays. It is suggested that you call ahead to confirm they are open and can process your application. You can reach them at (516) 571-7470. Bring your current AMA card, Nassau County Leisure Pass if you have one and last year’s Nassau County Aerodrome Permit if you have one.
If you hold a Novice Permit, you are required to have a senior pilot at your side when you fly.
Join the Club
Come down to a meeting and fill out the paperwork. Your’re also welcome to come to a meeting and just check us out – no strings attached. If you are at a meeting to join the club, you will need your AMA card, your Nassau County Aerodrome Permit, a stamped self addressed envelope and yearly dues payable by check or money order. We do not accept cash! Dues for the Long Island Silent Flyers are $50.00 per year. There is an additional one time initiation fee of $25.00. This initiation fee is waved if the new member is already a member of another club.
If you would like to fill out an application to bring with you, you can get it here.
You will get a key to the gate at Stillwell Woods and receive monthly newsletters. We prefer to use email for delivery of our newsletter. An electronic copy of the newsletter provides a better experience for the reader, as the newsletters have links to more information.