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Horace Hagen, President
15 Parkway Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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720 Milford-Mount Pleasant Rd.
Milford, NJ 08848

 


Base Access

 

 REGULAR ACCESS (Every weekend plus national holidays)

Lakehurst Naval Air Station's Hangar 1 is located on an active military base. To gain regular base access you must have an Air Force issued DBID badge (Photo ID) or a Contractor Access Card (CAC).  To get a DBID badge please follow the below procedure:

  • You must be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA Website www.modelaircraft.org).
  • Email club president Horace Hagen at hcubed231@gmail.com to get the Lakehurst Base Access Form (BAF) and fill it out. You will also receive a criminal history background check (CHBC) form. The CHBC form must be filled out and presented to the Lakehurst Welcome Center (LWC) not the club president. 
  • Join the club by mailing the completed BAF, club dues ($20.00 check made out to ECIM) plus Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to the club president at 15 Parkway Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.
  • The president will send you an ECIM membership card in your SASE.
  • Go to the LWC with the completed CHBC form and present a photo ID.  The LWC will issue a DBID badge only on weekdays between 07:00 - 15:00 hours.  If you are unable to get to Lakehurst on a weekday you can get your DBID at the McGuire Air Force Base welcome center.  They are open 24/7.  If you already have a valid DBID badge do not renew it until the end of March when our AMA insurance certificate and Air Force license are renewed. 

 

OCCASIONAL ACCESS (Less than 29 days per year)

 

  • You must be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA Website www.modelaircraft.org).
  • You do not need to get a criminal history background check.
  • Send an email to club president Horace Hagen at hcubed231@gmail.com to get a Lakehurst Base Access Form (BAF) and fill it out.
  • Join the club by mailing the completed BAF, club dues ($20.00 check made out to ECIM) plus Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to the club president at 15 Parkway Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.
  • The president will send you an ECIM membership card in your SASE.
  • Go to the Lakehurst Welcome Center (LWC) between 07:00 and 15:00 hours on the Friday preceding the weekend and present a photo ID.  The LWC will issue a paper pass for the weekend.  If you are unable to get to Lakehurst on a weekday you can get your paper pass at the McGuire Air Force Base welcome center. They are open 24/7.

For assistance call / email club Secretary Horace Hagen at 732-741-3097 / hcubed231@gmail.com.

 
Created By: Horace Hagen 7/11/2011 7:05:36 AM | Updated By: Horace Hagen 1/14/2019 9:46:41 AM
ECIM: What We Do

ECIM provides access to historic Lakehurst Hangar 1 every weekend and national holiday throughout the year for free flight and slow fly RC enthusiasts. As far as we know, ECIM is the oldest operating model aircraft club in the nation. We have been flying in the Hangar for over 80 years! We host sanctioned free flight record trials throughout the year, and our members regularly set national records, competing on a world class level.

inside hanger no. 1 at Lakehurst NJHangar 1 provides one of the largest indoor spaces on the planet. Its interior dimensions are: 800' long X 250' wide with a 180' ceiling. The Hangar was originally constructed during the heyday of Zeppelin development and is most famous for housing the Hindenburg between its Trans-Atlantic flights. Hangar  1 is part of the Navy Lakehurst Air Engineering Facility, which provides the US Navy with developmental support. Today it is a national historic site and part of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB-MDL).

ECIM maintains a close relationship with the base and is considered part of Hangar 1's history.

ECIM is a chartered club (#414) with the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

 

 

Created By:  7/2/2007 5:37:22 PM | Updated By: Horace Hagen 11/20/2013 12:55:28 PM
 
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