Bay Area California Flying Sites

There are plenty of sites, I will add them as I have time. I know that there are many I don't know about or have no information on, if you know of a site, or want to add information please email me so I can add it. 

Also, pictures can be handy.


North Bay



South Bay


Baylands Park - Sunnyvale

Type of Flying: This is a great place to fly just about anything except GAS, relaxed rules, good community, and probably one of the busiest flying fields with plenty of people ready to assist if needed. 

Rancho San Antonio Park

Type of Flying: Multi-use park, with flying of electric model aircraft. No nitro/gas. Flying allowed, but you must me mindful of hikers and other park visitors, as the field is at the top of a hill, and people walk across the flying area, without paying attention to the model aircraft, so a spotter is definitely recommended while flying. (Description may not be up to day.)

Directions: Hammond-Snyder Loop Trail, Cupertino, CA 95014



West Bay


PCC - Half Moon Bay 

Type of Flying: Fixed Wing, Heli, Glider. AMA - Club

If you are interested in flying radio-controlled airplanes, helicopters or gliders, then the Peninsula Channel Commanders (PCC) would like to invite you to get acquainted with our club. Our club is the oldest active radio control club in both San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. You will find the attached map of great assistance in locating our flying site! For driving instructions and a detailed map.We are a relaxed club and we are concerned mainly with having FUN!


Directions: Visit their website for details.


Foster City - "Shells Park" 

Type of Flying: Multi Use area, no Nitro.

This is a public site with a small rough landing strip. Electric only, no nitro allowed, cannot fly across the road (must stay on this side of Beach Park Blvd). There often are a few nice RC pilots on weekend mornings, before it gets windy. Afternoons are usually too windy to fly.

Note: When you look on Google maps, you have to park away from the site, but there is a path leading to it.

Note: 2 looking about 1/4 mile south is Shells BMX track, a wonderfull place to run R/C cars including large jumps, bowls and circles.


Directions:1200-1298 Beach Park Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404



Fort Funston - San Francisco

Type of Flying: Multi Use, (I believe though, no Nitro?)

RC aircraft are allowed to fly here. The only restriction that I know of is that RC planes are not to fly when hang gliders are in the air. Good for slope soaring.

Directions: Fort Funston National Park, San Francisco, CA 94118



Brisbane Sierra Point - Brisbane, Ca

Types of Flying: Fixed Wing, Multirotor, Heli, Ground Vehicles. - Open Area

Open area, people fly off the parking lot over the open field. RC ground vehicles have open dirt area to play

Directions: 9000 Marina Blvd, Brisbane, CA 94005



Bayfront Park - Menlo Park

Types of Flying: Multi Use, No Nitro

This is not a sanctioned field, but a public park that does allow electric only aircraft to fly here. It never seems to get very crowded and pilots launch from many different parts of the park.

Directions: Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park, CA 94025




East Bay

Coyote Hills - Fremont

Types of Flying: Sloping Only, No Power

Westerly wind for slopers. Short hike from parking lot up to Glider Hill. No powered planes allowed at Coyote.

Directions: Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA 94555


East Bay Radio Controllers - Livermore

Types of Flying: All (AMA Required)

AMA Club - #544


7882 US Highway 50 E, Livermore, CA 94550


Diablo Valley Radio Controllers - Pittsburg

Types of Flying: All flying types and has a paved runway (AMA Required)

AMA Club - #NA

Directions: Pittsburg: 38°00'03.0"N 121°55'21.0"W

Livermore Flying Electrons- Livermore

Types of Flying: All flying type and has paved runway (AMA Required)

AMA Club - #NA

Directions: 4455 Raymond Road, Livermore, CA 94550

SACRC - Union City

This is a small AMA Field.



SACRC - Union City

Types of Flying: AMA field, gas and electric (AMA Required)

Directions: Visit website for directions

Bayside RC - Fremont, Ca

Types of Flying: AMA field, welcome to most types of pilots including Gas and turbine

Directions: 7600 Mowry Ave, Newark, CA 94560





Outer Reaches

Submitting a location

Please provide a google map link, and full details about the flying site and the type of vehicles flown there. If it's an AMA location please provide the AMA number.