|SARASOTA R. C. SQUADRON|
AMA Charter Club #0780
8730 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
(Inside Rothenbach Park)
|Center of runway coordinates:|
N 27degrees 17' 814"
W 082 degrees 23' 385"
|Hours of Operation:|
Monday through Saturday
7:30am to dusk.
Sunday 8:00am to dusk.
The flying field is located in the Rothenbach Park at the East end of Bee Ridge Road. The flying field opened May 20, 2000. It is a complete facility with a blacktop 100 x 500 foot runway, taxi ways, a large pit area with pilot parking close to the pits, four permanent shade buildings, an operations building, a storage building and portable toilets. If you are arriving from outside the local area take I-75 Exit 207 Bee Ridge Road East about four miles to the entrance of Rothenbach Park. Be advised that while Rothenbach Park is open to the public the flying field, which is located at the top of the hill, is a Restricted Area, therefore, as required by our lease with the County, the entrance gate is locked at all times. If you plan to visit, prior arrangements are highly recommended. Waiting at the gate for a random visit by a member can be a frustrating experience. We do welcome visitors, if you plan to do so, a call ahead to one of our OFFICERS is recommended.
|PROPOSED AREA LAYOUT 2001 - 2002|
On July 11, 2001 several SRQ board members attended The Bee Ridge Community Open House held by Sarasota County, to explain the additions to the County landfill property. The yellow dashed lines indicated where the new fence and gate will be surrounding the SRQ flying site. Click on the thumb nail below for a larger view.
|SRQ FIELD RULES|
Driving around the SRQ gate is prohibited. Violators of this rule are subject to dismissal from the
Sarasota R/C Squadron in accordance with BY-LAWS, ARTICLE V - Membership, Paragraph C - 2.