FREE FLIGHT TRAINING!
-TRAINING IS ON MONDAY EVENINGS -
- MARCH TO OCTOBER YEARLY -
- 5:00 PM TO SUNSET-
BELOW ARE OUR SOME OF OUR INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS AND PLANES!
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!
Our typical flight pattern East to West
Training: Videos & Stuff
The AMA Site has a great article "Getting Started in RC" worth a read.
Below, an awesome video series by Flite Test "R/C Plane for Beginners Training".
There is a great wealth of information for the beginner.
Thank you for sharing and producing this awesome amount of valuable training!
Thank you to Horizon Hobby for sponsoring Flite Test,
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!
Some terminology you might hear and want to learn on the field.
Coming back to center from end of runway after landing.
Plane taxiing onto runway
Touch & Go
Landing from the East/West
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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!