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OFMC FAA FRIA INFORMATION - CLICK HERE

 

We are located on the Florida Greenway.  The main flying field features a 48' x 600' paved runway and spacious pavilion for gathering. The smaller covered pit area shelters have electrical outlets for pilots convenience.  There is a designated area for gliders and helicopters that also has electrical outlets in the pit shelters.  The cook shack is open during flying events.

The entire 200 acre OFMC flying site is maintained by member volunteers.  Many of the charter members constructed the various shelters.

The public is welcome to visit when the gate is open.  Spectator viewing areas are provided.​ 
Club meetings are held at 10:00 AM on the second Saturday of each month at the field. ​

 

Flying is restricted to OFMC members and their qualified guests only.  AMA and FAA registrations are mandatory for all pilots (see below).  A 2023 Badge must be worn in plain site while flying at the field.

AMA Charter #2465 - IMAA Charter #584

Flying Site Address: 1020 SE 110th St, Ocala, FL

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2002 - OFMC member volunteers building the main pavilion.

OFMC is an FAA approved FRIA

(FAA Recognized Identification Area)

The main flying field boundaries as outlined in our FRIA application pictured on the right define the approved flying space and show the surrounding area.  All aircraft must be operated within the defined flying field box.  No overflying beyond this area is permitted.

South Boundary:

The flight line extends east/west in line with the paved runway.

East Boundary:

Three white poles define the east boundary just within the gravel driveway. Caution, there are residences just east of our driveway.

North Boundary:

Stay well inside the fence line that borders 110th St.  No flying over the roadway or beyond.

West Boundary:

Aircraft may fly over the trees near the west end but must not go over the power lines that run through the woods (see the diagonal border line).

OFMC pilots must follow the FAA Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft (USC 44809).  This is the law that describes how, when, and where you can fly drones (any RC Aircraft) for recreational purposes. Following these rules helps keep people, your drone and our airspace safe:

  1. Fly only for recreational purposes (personal enjoyment).

  2. Follow the safety guidelines of an FAA-recognized Community Based Organization (CBO).

  3. Keep your drone within the visual line of sight or use a visual observer who is co-located (physically next to) and in direct communication with you.

  4. Give way to and do not interfere with other aircraft. (full scale manned aircraft)

  5. Fly at or below FAA-authorized altitudes in controlled airspace (Class B, C, D, and surface Class E designated for an airport) only with prior FAA authorization by using LAANC or DroneZone.

  6. Fly at or below 400 feet in Class G (uncontrolled) airspace.  Note, OFMC does NOT have a waiver for any RC aircraft to fly above 400'.
    Note: Anyone flying a drone in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) is responsible for flying within the FAA guidelines and regulations. That means it is up to you as a drone pilot to know the rules: Where Can I Fly? 

  7. Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) and carry proof of test passage when flying.

  8. Have a current FAA registration, mark (PDF) your drones on the outside with the registration number, and carry proof of registration with you when flying.  OFMC also requires your name and AMA number to be marked on the outside of your aircraft.
    Note: Beginning March 16, 2024, if your drone requires an FAA registration number it will also be required to broadcast Remote ID information (unless flown within a FRIA). For more information on drone registration, visit How to Register Your Drone.

  9. Do not operate your drone in a manner that endangers the safety of the national airspace system.

  • Note:  Remote ID modules are not required for OFMC pilots at the main flying field unless that particular aircraft is registered with the FAA as having a remote module.  Any aircraft having a Remote ID module pre-installed must have the unit turned on regardless of flight operations within a FRIA.

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