a club member or applicant, you are eligible for flying instruction at
no charge. The club has a team of qualified instructors that will teach
you the basics of radio-controlled flight. Although instruction can
occur anytime throughout the year, Tuesday afternoons and evenings,
when it is light enough to fly, have been set aside especially for this
purpose. During these times, students will be given priority use of the runway, airspace,
and radio channels. t is the responsibility of the student pilot to make arrangements with his/her instructor, prior to any training session.
Flying on a buddy box (a system of dual controls
that allows the instructor to take control with the flip of a switch),
your instructor will guide you through straight-and-level flight,
turns, basic flight maneuvers, landings and takeoffs. Safety
procedures, rules and regulations and flying field etiquette will also
be covered during your training. When you are ready to solo, two
instructors will give you an evaluation flight during which you will
demonstrate your ability to safely control the airplane. Then you’ll be
ready to fly on your own.