Become a Member

The Capitol Area Radio Drone Squadron welcomes pilots of all ages. Becoming a member is easy, just follow the steps below.

  1. Join the AMA - C.A.R.D.S., as well as most model aviation clubs, require all members maintain a membership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). By joining the AMA you will become one of the thousands of registered RC pilots in the country, and will have he insurance coverage necessary to fly at any AMA sanctioned field, including CARDS Field. Become a member by visiting

  2. Join CARDS - After you've joined the AMA, you can become a member of CARDS by completing the membership application and submitting the registration fee by mail, or in person to the membership secretary at one of our monthly club meetings.

  3. Earn your wings - Once you have all the necessary memberships, you can attend student nights and earn your wings.  After that, you can come out to the field whenever you feel the need to fly.
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