The club's Chief Training Officer is Rick Paine, and Tony Swinoga, Jim Ramey, and Dean Parker are designated Flight Training Instructors. To arrange for training, please approach one of these individuals at the field or at a meeting, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New members with little or no outdoor RC flying experience are required to have flight training by one of the club's flight instructors. New members who have previous RC flying experience are required to do a demonstration flight for one of the instructors to demonstrate their competency.
- Initial training for new flyers will be on a "buddy box" system so that the instructor can immediately take control when needed.
- If the student's aircraft, which should be a training type aircraft, cannot be used in the 'buddy box' format due to incompatible equipment, the initial training can be on instructor supplied equipment.
- If using the student's training type aircraft, the stabilization system, if so equipped, can be used for the first few flights until the student is comfortable with right & left turns. Stabilization will not be used after the first introductory flights.
Flight Instruction Curriculum
This is the basic flight training curriculum, which will be used by all club instructors.
- The instructor completes the take off & gives control to the student for initial circuits while maintaining appropriate altitude (two mistakes high). Instructor lands the aircraft.
- The instructor complete the take off, gives control to the student. The student does left & right hand circuits, or horizontal figure eights while maintaining altitude. The instructor demonstrates landing of the aircraft.
- The instructor explains the take off procedure & climb out & has the student attempt take off & climb to altitude.
- The student practices making passes down the centre line of the field at altitude to ready themselves for lining up for landing.
- The instructor explains & coaches the student through the landing sequence.
- Field safety rules are explained to the student and a copy the same is given to the student.
The club participates in the MAAC Wings program, which has four levels of proficiency:
- "A" Basic control
- "B" Intermediate
- "C" Intermediate advanced
- "D" Advanced
All new members joining the club are required to attain MAAC Wings Level "A", Basic control, which consists of the following:
- Take off & land unassisted
- Maintain straight & level flight parallel to the runway
- Perform a figure eight
- Rectangular a approach
- Landing under power
We look forward to flying with you!