Training and Education

This is where we share educational and how-to material for beginners and experts alike!

Read the info below, watch the videos, then when you are ready, signup for lessons

When you apply for training, you will be assigned a timeslot with an instructor based on your and your instructor's availability. The training program is very popular, and is run entirely by volunteer MAR/C members. We will let you know if you need to wait a while for a training slot to become available.

  • NOTE: membership of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and MAR/C is required after your first training visit. MAR/C membership is free of charge for those under 18.

In the meantime, and before you arrive for your first lesson, plesse browse the information below - it will save time during your lesson, and give you a head start on getting into the air. 

Click on the links below to see easy-to-read lessons for each part of our flight training program, and more. Make sure to read part b) "Selecting your Airplane and Radio" before you buy anything!

Documents


      a) Getting Started in Training
      b) Selecting Your Airplane and Radio
      c) How Training Works
      d) How Planes Fly
      e) Flight Training Phases and Your Training Log
      f) Phase 1 - Preflight and Taxi
      g) Phase 2 - Orientation and Traffic Pattern
      h) Phase 3 - Approach and Landing
      i) Phase 4 - Takeoff
      j) Phase 5 - Advanced Orientation and Aerobatics
      k) Flight proficiency check
      l) Radios and Electronic Speed Controls
      m) Your next airplane after training
 

Videos

Here are useful videos to help get you started, curated from the Web and produced by our club.

 

Other links

STEM 
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)  Click on the link to see the lesson we used at our STEM day at the field, geared toward middle school students.  Basic aeronautic principles are applied to the training airplanes that the students fly.

Aero 101  
Why does my plane do that??  Click the link to see three presentations given at our club meetings on various aspects of aeronautical engineering applied to radio-controlled airplanes.