Club Overview

The Coffee Airfoilers Model Airplane Club, founded in 1959, is a community-based club devoted to the enjoyment of model aviation that promotes the building and flying of model aircraft and the advancement  of model aviation.  Current membership stands at 147 enthusiasts.  The club is a not-for-profit organization under the laws of the state of Tennessee and is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).  Memberships are open to anyone who holds a full AMA membership. 

The club's facilities are located on Arnold AFB and feature over 35 acres of clear, treeless flying area and two sailplane launch areas (one at the north end of the field and the other at the south end ensuring that, regardless of wind direction, pilots will have a great time.  The facility boasts ample clear areas at either end to fly Helicopters, electrics have plenty of room too!.  Recent upgrades to solar panels arrays now provide plenty of power a large charging station.  All you have to provide is a charger! 

The 300-foot runway was recently repaved and leveled and features 4 taxi strips and 6 run-up areas.  There are eight tables for prepping planes and six safety stands for getting planes running and ready.

On any given weekend, weather permitting, there are usually six or more aircraft in the air.  Whatever you like to fly or watch. Electrics, Giant Scale, 3D, 2 stroke, 4 stroke, or gas! Even an occasional jet if the pilot gets up enough NERVE!! And DON'T FORGET the Helicopters. They really dazzle spectators with some of the stunts they perform. 

Importantly, Coffee Airfoilers Model Airplane Club and its events are family-friendly.  Make a fun day of it with the kids, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the excitement of model aviation at its finest in a bright sunny Tennessee day.  Go to for an event schedule and more information about Coffee Airfoilers.

2020 Coming Events

April 2, 3, 4 & 5

Extreme Flight Fly-In

CD - Richard Hummel

Ernie Miller Assisting


April 25

Flyaway Cancer Fun Fly

CD - Bill Crawford


June 6

Spring Float Fun Fly

EM - Mike Jenkins

Ernie Miller Assisting


June 20

Longest Day Picnic

CD - Don Cleveland


July 24, 25 & 26

War Bird Fun Fly

CD - Paul Green


August 21, 22 & 23

Giant Scale Fun Fly

CD - Bill Crawford


September 5

Summer Float Fun Fly

EM - Mike Jenkins

Ernie Miller Assisting


September 11, 12 & 13

F3K Handlaunch (Possum Toss)

CD - Don Cleveland


September 25, 26 & 27

Helicopter Fun Fly

CD - Kendall McDonald


October 16, 17 & 18

IMAC Contest

CD - Jeremy Jackson

William and/or Gil Major Assisting


October 24

Chili Fun Fly

EM - Mike Jenkins

Ernie Miller Assisting

© 2020 Bill Crawford