Imperial R/C Club (IRCC) is an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered, non-profit club dedicated to the radio controlled model aircraft hobby and is open to anyone interested in model aviation. We are currently located on Highway 60 in Mulberry, Florida. Imperial R/C Club is a recreational, community oriented, radio controlled aircraft flying club that provides members and visiting AMA registered individuals with a local, secure radio controlled flying site. Our current membership includes residents throughout Polk County and surrounding communities. Imperial R/C Club was started in 1969. At that time, the club was located at the Old Bartow Airbase. Around the early 1980’s, the club flying site was moved to our current location on Highway 60 in Mulberry, Florida.
The club’s main purposes are promoting, education, advancement and safeguarding of remote control modeling activities. Imperial R/C Club invites visitors to our club to watch and partake in flying activities. We have AMA approved instructors to train new pilots. Imperial R/C Club hosts several events at our field each year to promote flying activities and support local business through assistance with International Flying events and bringing outside visitors to the greater Lakeland/Polk County area.
Our flying field is located in Mulberry, Florida, 2 miles East of SR. 37on the north side of SR. 60. Our field features 27 acres of grass with a 600 x 30 foot asphalt main runway, two 300 x 30 cross runways, taxi-ways and pit area. We have two covered impound and work areas as well as a Porta-Potty for those times mother nature inconveniences us all. Ample parking, picnic tables for our heli pilots in the hovering areas, and all the good weather, flying and camaraderie you can put up with!