Want to get
into the exciting hobby of R/C aero modeling? The most difficult
part is learning to fly. Before you wreck your new plane, learn
what you need to do to get in the air, and stay up there, from our
staff of experienced flight instructors. This is a free service
provided by willing, volunteers who enjoy helping other modelers.
Our basic requirement is that you join the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
As far as the club is concerned you are highly encouraged to join
however you also can pay by the day ($8).
currently do not provide helicopter instruction.
you are not sure about this hobby, our club in conjunction with the
Academy of Model Aeronautics offers an Introductory Flight program. This
program will allow you to take a few lessons for free. Our instructors
will provide all the necessary equipment during this trial period. The
trial period lasts 60 days after which you will need to get your own
aircraft, join the club and register with the Academy of Model
You can register online at the
Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Our club application form is available on this
Some advise on what equipment you
It is highly recommended that you
buy a transmitter with "buddy box" feature. Without this feature it is
significantly harder to train.
A larger substantial aircraft will
be a better platform for training. The small under 48" wingspan foamy
types tend to be light, somewhat unstable and get bounced around in the
wind. Also make sure you can buy spare parts for your aircraft. Learning
to takeoff and land your plane usually results in some bumps and bruises
on the plane and your ego.
There are many trainer type
aircraft available. For your info the links below might give you some
ideas. We have no affiliation with these builders, just a lot of success
instructing students with these type aircraft.
Make sure you have the minimal
accessories needed to operate your aircraft. If you have a fuel powered
engine you will need a fuel pump, fuel, glow starter and most likely an
electric starter with a 12 volt battery. If you go electric power, you
will need multiple battery packs (minimum of two) and a 12 volt capable
charger which you can power off your car battery. We do not have 110V
electricity at our field on normal flying days. For our special events
like the annual electric festival we use a generator. A few extra
propellers is always a good idea.
If you are not sure what equipment
you will need, contact one of our instructors. They can provide advise
and even meet you at the field and demonstrate how the equipment and
training program works.
Please be patient with your instructor when
scheduling instruction times, and always show-up for any meetings you've
arranged with the instructor.
Flight Instruction Appointment Contact:
Home 480 892 4475
Cell 480 225 4486