Yankton, South Dakota District IX - AMA Charter 4156

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Welcome to the Yankton RC Club of South Dakota PLEASE SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK !

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    The Yankton RC Club offers a beautiful flying field surrounded by bean and corn fields and compliant with the rules and standards set by the AMA.  The site offers two grass runways approximately 125 yards long and approximately 30 yards wide each.  North and South Runways 01 and 18 respectively and East and West Runways 09 and 27 respectively.  There are six set up and start tables with windsock, first aide, info center, and frequency pin board.  We welcome all types of aircraft, helicopters and gliders.  The club offers instructions in various areas of aviation, model building and help from some master builders with years of experience, a new pilot training program and more.  Meetings are held April thru October every second Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm. at the flying field.

    For more information about the club, becoming a member or just coming to fly with us, please visit our "Contact us" page.

    We are basically a fun bunch of guys who get together and play as kids without any adult supervision. 


Yankton RC Club - Field Layout / Dimensions

Club Officers and Staff Members

 President:  Francis Serr

Vice-President: (Currently Open)

Secretary: Paul Phillips

Treasurer: (Currently Open)

Safety Coordinator: Francis Serr

Field Marshall (s) : Dennis Hartman / Francis Serr

Airport Maintenance:  Dennis Hartman

New Pilot Training Instructor(s):  None at the present time.

Web Master:  Cowboy Rowland



Fly-In Information

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Airport -

FAA Identifier: YKN
Lat/Long: 42-55-00.1000N / 097-23-09.4000W 42-55.001667N / 097-23.156667W 42.9166944 / -97.3859444 (estimated)
Elevation: 1306 ft. / 398.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 07E (1985)
From city: 3 miles N of YANKTON, SD
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 57078


The  Yankton Chan Gurney municipal airport has two runways. Runway 13-31 is 6095 feet long, 100 feet wide and has 60 runway lights and 16 threshold lights. It also has a Visual Approach Slope Indicator(VASI) system that is maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration. The VHF Omnidirectional Range(VOR) Glide slope and Localizer are also maintained by the FAA. This runway also has a parallel taxiway with 188 lights. 

The crosswind runway1-19 is 3380 feet long and 75 feet wide. It has 30 runway lights and 16 threshold lights. Runway 1-19 also has a Precision Approach Path Indicator(PAPI) system that is maintained by the City.
Services Provided include:  Charter, pilot training, aircraft rental, vehicle rental, aircraft maintenance, aircraft storage, and fuel (100LL and JetA).  24-hour restrooms and phone in the terminal building.
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High Flight

 Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of.  Wheeled and sored and swung high in the sunlit silence.  Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.  Up, up the delirious, burning blue, I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace where never lark, or even eagle flew - and while with silent lifting mind I've trod the high un-trespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Squadron No 412 RCAF                                                                                                                                                                                                    Killed 11 December 1941



Upcoming Events

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