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The links below are places I use when doing stuff with radio control.  Even though it can be a real blast, this hobby can get expensive fast.  And that is even when you don't crash!

Arizona Flying Clubs

Arizona Model Pilots Society

Sun Valley Fliers

These are a couple of the clubs in the north Phoenix area that are real popular for flyers.  The fields are usually very busy on the weekends and weekday mornings.  During the summertime fields usually becomes available in the afternoon because of the heat.

Complete Arizona Clubs Listing

This site tries to list all of the Arizona clubs.  It can come in handy if you have just moved and are trying to locate a nearby field.

AMA - Academy of Model Aeronautics

Each AMA sanctioned flying field requires pilots to have AMA membership in order to fly.  Most clubs allow folks new to the hobby to fly without a membership in the flying club if they are sponsored by an existing member.  Eventually, the flyer will need to have an AMA membership before joining a flying club.  This site allows easy sign ups for new members and renewals for existing members.

Places To Buy Stuff From

Here are a few of the places I have used before when buying R/C airplanes and supplies.  You may get a better selection by using Google or Yahoo since there are so many new places springing up.

Stevens AeroModel
It is very hard to find kits to build for R/C planes anymore.  Almost everything is ARF or out-of-the box ready.  If you decide you want to build an airplane from a kit go here first!

BMJR Models
Some small field flying kits are offered here.

Hobby Action
These guys are in Tempe and carry quite a bit of electric flying related equipment and supplies.

AMain Hobbies
They seem to have the same things as Tower Hobbies (if not more) but the website is way better. It's easier to find stuff, once found they have plenty of pictures, etc. The checkout process is very nice and they offer multiple ways to ship an order (OnTrac, FedEx, UPS and USPS).

Tower Hobbies
Good stuff here but the website is quite dated. It was kind of hard to locate things I wanted the last time I tried to order (so I used AMain instead).
Frank's Hobby House
3135 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, Az 85032

Hobby Bench
8058 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, Az 85021

4240 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, Az 85032