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MCRCS Flight School

Intended for the General Public

Each spring the Mercer County Radio Control Society presents a flight school, open to the general public, so that individuals in our communities, who may have always wanted to fly a model airplane, can try it.

The specific format of the school changes slightly from year to year, but the ongoing objective is to give interested people a chance to meet club members, learn about the sport in general, get a better idea of what it takes to build and fly a model airplane, and to actually try their hands at flying one. The school, usually about six hours long in total, consists of lectures on the theory and practice of model flight, one-on-one discussions of the details, and an introductory flight with one of the club's instructors using one of the club's trainer model airplanes. Participants who find the sport of interest are invited to join the club and fly with us on a regular basis.

If you missed the 2008 school, which was conducted in April and May, you can still read the course notes and see the visuals that were used in the classes by clicking on the links below. The last link, 2008 Class Photos, contains photographs of the 2008 program in session. While the annual Flight School is a good way to get into the sport, you don't have to wait until next year to get started. Just come to one of our meetings or one of our public events and we'll give you the help you'll need.

Click a link below for course information:


Class Notes

Airplane Slides

Radio Slides

Motor Slides

Engine Slides

Building Slides

2008 Class Photos