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FREE FLIGHT TRAINING!

JUNE 17 TO AUGUST 28, 2024
Monday Evenings after 5pm
(Except Holidays & Rainy Days)
Location: Johnson Field: Pankey Rd / Hwy 76
Hwy 76 just east of I-15

Please note: Lessons are available to members by appointment only

For members we have training for all new members year around

Free fun fly for the community 

Print out Flyer to share HERE

BELOW ARE OUR SOME OF OUR INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS AND PLANES!

Not sure where to start?

Come join us FOR FREE on Mondays after 5PM until sunset. (Weather permitting during daylight savings)


What do you need you bring?

  • You and the desire to learn

What do we provide?

  • We bring the planes

  • We bring the batteries

  • We bring the chargers

  • We bring the transmitters and 'Buddy' boxes

  • We bring years of flying experience and love for the hobby

  • We bring instructors who carefully bring you up to speed

  • We bring years of hard earned advice if you already have a plane


If you're not sure you want to get into the hobby, don't spend your money now.

We'll train you on our planes... then, when you get hooked... we'll guide you in the right direction for your first plane, or second... or third...

Also, there are some R/C plane/helo simulators out there. Try the RealFlight series... an incredible help for those just starting out.
Crash and burn your plane... you're out a few hundred $$$... crash and burn on the sim... push  a button and start over.

If you would like to start off with your own trainer plane we highly recommend an E-Flite Apprentice S15e RTF Beginner R/C Airplane with Safe Technology. You can purchase with or without a transmitter. You can see a video review HERE

Gone are the days of spending months to build a plane! (Unless you want to)  Now you can purchase an ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) or RTF (Ready To Fly) that can be built in less than an hour. Strong Styrofoam construction and as little as 4 screws... and you're flying!

Also, if you don't want to deal with fuel powered engines, todays electric planes give all the thrills and speed you need without the duties required for fuel powered engines, however both are welcome!

Here are some excellent training videos by "Flite Test".

Some terminology you might hear and want to learn on the field.

  • Taxiing in 
    Coming back to center from end of runway after landing.

  • Coming out 
    Plane taxiing onto runway

  • Touch & Go
    Self explanatory

  • Landing
    Self explanatory

  • Dead Stick
    Self explanatory

  • Awe CRAP!
    Self explanatory

  • Landing from the East/West
    Self explanatory

  • $#$&#$$%  $$#%%$!  ##$%$ #$@ %(%*% $*$%(*%&%$**($!!!!!!
    Darn

  • Low/slow flyby (followed by a direction)
    East to West or West to East
    Along the length of the runway.

Some helpful tidbits!

When looking at plane from behind:

Transmitter Stick Left = Left Aileron UP

Transmitter Stick Right = Right Aileron UP

DON'T FORGET TO HAVE SOMEONE TAKE A VIDEO OF YOUR MAIDEN FLIGHT!!!
THEN SEND US A LINK/VIDEO OF YOUR MAIDEN FLIGHT SO WE CAN ADD IT TO OUR MAIDEN FLIGHT PAGE HERE!!!

AND MOST OF ALL... HAVE FUN!

LANDING LIKE THIS SHOULD BE YOUR GOAL!  

Our typical flight pattern East to West

PRCF Ground School Via TEAMS

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PRCF Flight Training Syllabus

02/13/24 

Don Davis:
We are happy you have decided to take the next step and become an approved model airplane pilot at Palomar RC Flyers. Our goal is to teach the novice student how to safely operate an electric RC airplane. The student will be given a training syllabus detailing our requirements, safety protocols, and AMA & FAA regulations.  Please read at your leisure and reach out to any of our instructors if you have any question

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C Rating Calculator

07/11/22 

Steve Gebler:
To calculate the actual C rating of your battery, enter the mAh size of your battery and the highest individual cell Internal Resistance (IR).  The actual C rating of the battery will be shown.   Read article HERE.