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About Us

         The Orbiteers was created in early 1959 to fill a need for a San Diego area competition free flight club. Amazingly, in the late 1950’s, there was no active free flight club in the San Diego area. Despite claims to being the oldest club in San Diego, the Aeroneers was dead and the void needed to be filled. A group of young teenagers banded together to create the, now famous and THE oldest, continuous organized free flight group in San Diego, the San Diego Orbiteers.

         The San Diego Orbiteers are proud to support our young flyers in the Science Olympiad.

Orbiteer Membership Dues


Annual Membership - $20

Lifetime Membership - $250

Non-Member Newsletter Subscription - $15

Junior Members 16 years old or younger - Free

Become a Member!

Contact our Treasurer, Howard Haupt at

Board of Trustees


Mark Chomyn


Vice Chairman

John Hutchison



John Merrill



Don Bartick

Mike Pykelny

Mike Jester


Treasure (Trustee at Large)

Howard Haupt


Competition Director

Mike Pykelny


Newsletter Editor/ Membership Coordinator

Howard Haupt

Contact Us

Flying Sites

Outdoor Flying Site 

(Hours 8 AM to Noon)

SCAMPS Field at Perris, CA 

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Indoor Flying Site at Grossmont College Gym 

(Hours 7:30 - 11:30 AM)

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