At Woodland Aero Modelers we can help you with all aspects of radio controlled flying, whether you are totally new to the hobby or returning to it.
We offer free flight training. Our Instructors use the “Buddy Box” teaching method where the Instructor’s and Student’s radios are linked together. The Instructor can take control of the plane at any time. Mastering take-off, landing and basic flight should not take too long. Your Instructor will then sign you off as a safe and competent flyer and present you with your Solo Flight Certificate.
Help and advice on equipment selection and purchase is available. Most first time flyers opt for an ARF (almost ready to fly) or RTF (ready to fly) airplane made from either traditional balsa and plywood or from modern foam. Very little building or experience is required to get these planes ready to fly. Most manufacturers offer stable, easy to fly “Trainers” which are perfect for beginners.
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Whatever your interest there is a plane for you … scale, civilian, military, glider, sport, aerobatic, jet, giant scale … the list is enormous. Airplanes are available as kits right through to ready to fly models and come powered by electric motors, gasoline or nitro engines. Club members are available to help with model building, repairs and technical issues.
Not sure if you want to get into the hobby?
We have two Open Houses; June 10th and July 2nd, but you can always contact us if you would like to visit the flying field and find out more about our Club or to arrange a free introductory flight.