Club History

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In the Beginning…

In the early 70’s a group of 5 RC airplane enthusiasts started flying in an area on the Pima County Fairgrounds that is now Tucson Dragway. There they formed Southern Arizona Modelers (SAM) and in 1974 got their AMA Charter, #1191. In 1993 – 94, SAM moved from that location to its current location on the south side of the Fairgrounds off of Dawn Rd.

Below are some early photos from our current location as SAM started to grow.

April 10, 1994

Taxiways going in.

Clubhouse and Ramada being built.


Much more to come!