Welcome to the Sky Ranch Flyers Radio Controlled Club!
The Sky Ranch Flyers club is a "not-for profit" radio-controlled model club, formed in 1989,
to promote the sport and hobby of flying R/C airplanes & helicopters, and R\C Track racing!
The home of the Sky Ranch Flyers is located six miles west of West Bend on Highway D.
We are chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics,
Chapter VII #2883. Our club offers the following:
• A casual flying environment to fly Gas, Glow and
• Experienced builders and R/C pilots.
• Large open flying site with a shelter, work tables,
ample parking, and electricity.
• Events which the entire family can enjoy.
• Training, so your first flight does not end up in a crash.
Become a member - or renew today!
Joining the Sky Ranch Flyers club has become even easier!
visit the Membership page and join online today!
Sky Ranch Flyers visit the West Bend Library!
Club members Bob Schmidt,
Dennis Snow, Guilhem Domenget
and Tom Blackstone visited the West Bend Library on May 4th.
As Tom told stories of club members crashing ariplanes, Bob and Dennis got setup outside for an Drone Flight.
Click on the picture for more photos and the in-flight Drone video!
Sky Ranch - WITI Channel 6 News!
The Sky Ranch Flyers were featured on a live broadcast on Monday the August 29, 2016 from 7:00am -10:00am. Click here for a link to the Fox News Report!
From Left: Dennis Snow, Helmut Schmidtke and Bob Schmidt
Meet Helmut Schmidtke:
Meet our new Pilot and Club Member Helmut Schmidtke. Helmut travels to us from Racine Wisconsin, and really enjoys being part of the club.
Helmut has an interesting ability in that he cannot hear, and has been deaf since birth. Helmut has taught himself Radio Control and has been working with Dennis Snow (left) on "Mastering" his flight techinques. To communicate during flight, Dennis and Helmut have developed a way to communicate by touching Helmut's back.
Sliding up means go higher, sliding down to go lower, and of course left and right.
Vicki, Helmut's wife, has been teaching the guys Sign Language at the field, and of course started us out with the most important sign of all ...beer !
Pictures by Scott Nelson
With great sadness the SRF was informed of the passing of Tom Lyskawa. Tom died blowing snow on Monday night. Below is the information found on the web:
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports a 69-year-old man died after snowblowing his driveway on Monday evening, March 13th.
Deputies responded to the man’s home just before 7:00 p.m. They found the victim laying on the driveway. All three deputies started life-saving efforts that included CPR with an automatic defibrillator (AED) hook up. Officials say care was then turned over to more advanced medical personnel as they arrived.
Despite the efforts of all the first responders, the victem was pronounced deceased at a hospital.
Although it is not known at this time if these exact circumstances led to a cardiac event, the Sheriff’s Office reminds individuals that have heart attack risk factors to refrain from strenuous snow removal, and more specifically shoveling. That type of physical exertion can trigger a heart attack. To compound the problem, the cold temperatures also increase the risk because the arteries constrict and thereby increase blood pressure.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lyskawa family.
Brian Klett and Scott Nelson at the field doing some cold weather flying on 12/28/16. Photo taken by Stacy !
Who says you have to wait until spring?
Loss of a Friend - Tom Lyskawa:
Club Member Ed Lachendro Sent this to the members saying " Somethings just stand out and I thought of you BOB (our President) so we had to post it!