Some exciting news, if you have not seen already, there is going to be a new dedicated FPV Quad Racing field in Nassau County at the Cedar Creek RC airfield area (AKA – Lufbery Aerodrome). A lot of time and work has been put in by Frank at Safety Third Racing along with members of Nassau Flyers to make this happen.
On June 3rd 2018 there will be a field opening quad racing event run by S3 – Safety Third Racing. This event does require you to register in advance. You should join the Meet Up here: https://www.meetup.com/SafetyThirdRacing-FPV-Drone-Racing/events/251039788/ The fee for the event is $10 for S3 members and $15 for non-S3 members, and can be paid via this link: https://safety-third-racing-pro-shop.myshopify.com/products/entry-fee-15-for-non-s3-club-members?variant=8205247119458 Please note you do not need a permit for events or competitions, however, you will need be an active AMA member.
Safety Third Racing also has a quick Survey out now to gauge interest in the field and other FPV racing activities in the area. Please take 5 minutes and fill it out : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmMTEz2D7pDf0uAwV4s81vuKKOOIuPOvVTRMBpOQXVD0_4jg/viewform
After the event opener on June 3rd the field will be open seven days a week, year round, from 7:30 AM to 30 minutes before dusk. There are a few important things to note about this field. It’s a quad racing only field, no phantoms or other type of aerial photography drones are permitted. To fly on non-event / competition days you must be a member of S3, have a AMA membership, and obtain a “Quad Racer” permit from Nassau County. The permit can be purchased at the Cedar Creek Park office. This has the potential to be an excellent spot for FPV racing, please spread the news. Additional information regarding the permit below.
Requirements For Flying Permit
- You must be a approved member of Safety Third Racing (S3)
- A valid Leisure Pass for Nassau County residents.
- A valid Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) license for the current calendar year.
- Nassau County residents will be charged a fee of $20.00. The fee for a non-county resident is $42.00. Fees are subject to change.
- Permits are valid from January 1st to December 31st. Permits are being issued starting on or about the first week of January.
Note: If you are not a Nassau County resident the $42 you pay for the yearly permit also gives you access to the park. You DO NOT have to pay any type of park entrance fee.
Important Links / Notes
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/w7fFibasHAF2
Cedar Creek Park Info: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/2792/Cedar-Creek-Park
Cedar Creek Park Office Phone: 516-571-7470
Safety Third Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/SafetyThirdRacing-FPV-Drone-Racing/
Safety Third Club Membership: https://safety-third-racing-pro-shop.myshopify.com/products/pro-membership
Safety Third Racing Website: http://safetythirdracing.com/
Safety Third Slack Channel: https://safetythird.slack.com/join/shared_invite/enQtMzY5MzgwNzM1MTA1LTVhM2RmYzFlNjAwODc5YzljZGY5MTVlZWVhZGY3ZGFlZGYyOWEyNDMzM2NhYWQ1ZDlmMmQ0NzIxNmIwMzQyNjM
Nassau Flyers: http://www.nassauflyersrc.com/
Long Island FPV: https://lifpv.com
Use the google maps link https://goo.gl/maps/w7fFibasHAF2 to get to the Cedar Creek Park. Once inside the park drive straight back all the way to the way, roughly 1.5 miles, and you will see the RC Plane runways / Aerodrome and parking lot. There is a new access road not shown on Google Maps that runs along the runway and takes you back to the Quad Racing Field.