About Us

MikeGoesFlying is an RC Hobby retail website built and maintained by the Greenshields family. With 3 generations of modelers, our passion to the hobby had evolved to include supplying hobby goods to our fellow modelers.

Today the hobby world is diverse and exciting and well served by many great hobby companies. However, we have lately found that many basic modeling needs have not been met by both hobby stores and online shops alike. So, we’re humbly here to fill that gap, bringing you products we know are GREAT from companies that are dedicated to our hobby too.

We’re Dedicated to the TRUE Champions: Those Who Fly For FUN!

A little background on the Greenshields family

John Greenshields

John Greenshields holding a Right Flyer

John Greenshields is a United States military veteran (Army, Korea) and a hobby industry veteran. John has been involved in the hobby for decades. From an early age, John has always had a fascination with flying; he got his pilot’s license before his car license in 1946.  In the 1960’s John worked with hobby greats like Hi Johnson Engines. In the late 1960’s, John began work with the original Hobby People. In 1972 John became the first, and only, employee of Hobby Shack. He grew with the company as it grew. He served as Hobby Shack’s General Manager until his retirement in 1995. Since then, John has been involved with the continuing development and service of RC plane engines. John leads the company based in the high desert. His home field is the Victor Valley Flyers in Hesperia, CA where John is a lifetime member.

Mike Greenshields

Mike Greenshields in front of the Wright Flyer at the Smithsonian

Mike grew up in the hobby, flying R/C  models since he was about 6 years old. Through the 1980’s Mike worked in the Hobby Shack stores while attending high school and college. In the 1990’s Mike was part of the Hobby Shack/People corporate team and a contributing editor for Hobby Merchandiser during that time. Enter the 2000’s where Mike was promoted to Vice President and directed product development of lines like WattAge, Airtronics, and Magnum and later directed the Hobby People Retail stores. Today that passion for the hobby and the industry continues in many forms, from dedication to developing our R/C engine line to involvement in his local RC club. Mike’s home field is OCMA in Irvine CA. Mike has served on the board of the Scale Squadron of Southern CA for several years running.

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MikeGoesFlying

12127 Mall Blvd, STE A523

Victorville, CA 92392