In 1962, Earl Farasy from Milwaukie, Oregon, started a small hobby shop in his garage. A few of the old timers used to go there for supplies. A short time later, the decision was made to form a club.
In 1964, club member Fred Gilchrist asked an attorney friend of his to file papers of incorporation. President Guy Forman signed the legal papers and the Portland Sky Knights became official. Dave Anderson suggested the name Sky Knights after the name of a Cessna aircraft.
Members flew their planes at different locations in the early days of Sky Knights. Delta Park and Clackamas High School were the most popular sites. With the passage of time, flying locations became more restrictive and eventually it was necessary to lease a site away from the Portland metropolitan area. Currently the Sky Knights flying site is located on Orient Drive east of Gresham.
Sky Knights currently sponsors the Northwest Seaplane Championship at Pine Hollow Reservoir every year.
The Sky Knights Remote Control Flying Club is one of the largest and oldest flying club in the Portland-Metropolitan area.
Bob Raser is a present member of the Sky Knights, and has been a member since it was formed back in 1962.