Base Access Instructions

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 Department of Defense (DOD) issued DBID badge, a Contractor Access Card (CAC) or retired military ID.  To join the club and 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).
  • Contact the club president 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)

 Lakehurst Naval Air Station's Hangar 1 is located on an active military base. To gain temporary base access you must have an Air Force issued temporary paper pass. To join the club and get a temporary paper pass please follow the below procedure:

  • 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.
  • Contact club president Horace Hagen 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 a week day preceding the weekend and present a photo ID.  The LWC will issue a temporary 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.