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Dinneen Field

The WMAA Club field is operated under an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The Westerville Model Aeronautics Association has provided ALL of the money and resources for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the radio controlled model flying site. No tax dollars have been used for this facility.

As this field is public land, anyone with a valid AMA license who follows AMA and field rules can fly, whether they are a WMAA member or not.  However, considering the money, time, and effort that members have spent developing and maintaining this property, we feel it is only fair to encourage pilots who fly here to join the club. In fact, membership perks easily pay back the annual $50 regular, and $5 family member dues.

Dinneen Field is located just north of Columbus 10 minutes off of Interstate 71. The street address for the field on Africa Road doesn't work on many mapping sites, so the GPS coordinates are - Latitude N 40.185365 - Longitude W -82.953837.

Good News!  72Mhz Channels 20 (72.190) and 21 (72.210) have been tested to be OK to use, now that local TV broadcasters have switched to digital transmission.

See our Field Weather page for current conditions.  Note that the field itself is oriented west-southwest to east-northeast (see below), and winds in Ohio are generally from the west-southwest.  That means that you'll regularly have a direct headwind or quartering headwind taking off and landing to the west-southwest.  However, we often also see the Alum Creek reservoir (located just to our northwest) creating northerly "burbles" just at the height of the ridgeline, so what you experience on the ground may be a little different from what's a couple hundred feet up (or a mile away at a reporting station).  Pilots of very light trainers, foamies and other park flyers will want to be particularly mindful about this phenomenon and watch for winds that may want to blow their aircraft close to the flight line.