FREE FLIGHT TRAINING!

 -TRAINING IS ON MONDAY EVENINGS -
 - BEGINNING ON MARCH 16th, 2020 -
- ENDING OCTOBER 2020 -
- 5:30 PM  TO SUNSET -
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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 sport

  • 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" and a RealFlight airfield to download to get a feel for our field.

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!!!

TYPICAL FLIGHT PATTERN

 

Web Author Note:
I flew the Real Flight System for a long while then the club's Apprentice Trainers first. I then bought an Apprentice and now I'm hooked.
I couldn't have done it without their guidance, patience, friendly
attitude and carefully crafted training routine.

Thank you guys! You are the best!

AMA Charter #141