This is an article about everything relating to flying remote controlled (RC) aircraft by hobbyist and enthusiast in the Carteret County NC communities of Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Harkers Island.
Specifically, we’re interested in learning about local area meetups where groups of pilots get together and fly these craft. Additionally, we’re interested in regular meetings related to this recreational hobby, and local ordinances which regulate flying of RC aircraft in the county.
At the bottom of this article, we encourage readers to use our no registration discussion form to respond to questions we pose in this article, and to suggest information relating to this topic which others could find useful.
Where Are Places To Fly In The Local Area?
We’re aware in years past that a group of individuals met on weekend to fly next to the Newport Flea Mall, is this same group still meeting regularly?
Using the no registration discussion form below, tell us about other established groups which get together in Newport, Morehead City, Beaufort, or other places in Carteret County. Do any of these groups have a website where we can learn more information?
Are there any local area hobbyist that not only love to fly RC aircraft, but who also built them from scratch? How about fixing them or doing repairs?
In preparing for this article, we saw some information relating to the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding remote controlled aircraft, what do these agencies have to do with these craft?
Are there any ordinances, restrictions, or policies about flying these craft in the county, or within individual municipalities?
Are there any local businesses which sell these craft, or allow people to rent them?
Are there any licensing fees, classes, or certifications required at the state or county level before someone can fly?
Like drones, we understand that many industries are using RC aircraft to help in agriculture, surveying, photography, digital media content creation, and even in the real estate arena for taking video tours of properties. Do you know of anyone locally who are using these craft for those purposes?
Are there any restrictions in flying on state owned and federal lands such as Shackleford Banks or Cape Lookout? What about operating these craft on the water from a boat?
What is the average cost for these craft and other equipment if someone is thinking about getting involved in this hobby in the local area?
Again, using the discussion form below, please consider answering the questions we listed above, and consider engaging us in other conversations about RC aircraft which we didn’t touch on in this article.