About the Isotopes

The Lampkin Flying Field is available for limited guest flyers and club members throughout the year. Except when club events or tractor pulls occur.

It all started with a small group of model airplane enthusiasts in founding member Bill Early’s basement. Legend has it that someone in this group came up with the name Isotopes. An isotope is a radioactive part of an atom. Due to this being a “radio-controlled” airplane club, the group felt that a “radio-active” part of an atom would be a fitting name for the organization.

Once founded, the club leased a piece of property on Owensboro’s southeast corner to establish a flying site. The club operated “Conklin Field” till the end of 2010. Due to ownership change and continuing flooding problems, the club elected to move flight operations to Reids Orchard in 2011. “Reid Field” was used for most of 2011 until the US60 bypass extension came rolling through in September 2011.

After much hard work and dedication of the club members, a new field was found at Lampkin Farm in Philpot, KY. Lampkin Farm is located on a reclaimed strip mine and is home to the Daviess County Antique Farm Machinery Association. Thanks to the Lampkin family, the Isotopes will have a home far into the future.


2023 Club Officers

President: Lewis Montgomery
Vice President: Norman Gentry
Treasurer: Devin Gengelbach
Secretary: Tim Hendrix
Safety Officer: Sam Ling
Media Manager: Mark Staffor