GCMFC Training Information
All top gun pilots have to start somewhere and RC Flying is certainly no different. The best way to enjoy model aircraft when getting started is to learn how to fly correctly with assistance from a qualified RC pilot instructor. It can take around 6 - 8 lessons to begin learning to fly solo, and you’ll be guided by a qualified instructor until you are proficient. Your first few flights will be under the 'buddy box' system.
This is where you and your instructor each have one transmitter. Both these transmitters are linked, either wirelessly, or by a trainer cable. Your instructor will take off and then get the plane to a safe height before handing the controls over to you via a switch. Should you get in to difficulty your instructor is immediately able to take over control again and rectify the situation (just like a Learner Driver). The Club can supply all the equipment needed for your first few lessons - no equipment is required to learn at all. Good trainer planes are essential in teaching you how to fly correctly and safely. They are usually a high wing type aircraft with the wing sitting on top of the fuselage. This makes the plane more stable in the air, and perfect for beginners at any age or level of experience. Once you have mastered the basics and are ready to join the club, your Instructor will guide you through the process, and will continue to help with advice on type of aircraft, transmitters etc. as you progress through to your first solo flights.
There is nothing more exhilarating than your first solo flight - all it takes is training and practice and you will achieve this yourself. Gold Coast Model Flying Club has instructors available to assist with training on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays (weather permitting). If you would like to come out and have a go at flying please visit us at the field. For more information about the club don’t hesitate to go to our contact page for contact details, or drop us a message via our Facebook page.
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