Welcome to RC Flight Training
Last Up Dated 27/01/2015
January, many thanks for those that helped out with he Christmas break up. So strange (great) for me having Steve run things on the the day.
So far this year I have put in some very long days in teaching students, some days I have been at the field for over 11 hours.
Improvements at the field are under way. The Container and toilet are now painted in green thanks to Matts work (Finished). Keith still to finish installing the sliding doors but they are working.
We have 12 new chairs in the clubhouse these have sled type legs which means they are great for use out in the pits area. Please help by putting them away at the end of the day.
Next major change is the construction of a deck area just outside the sliding doors. This will be about 6 metres long and 2.4 metres wide. Over the top of this will be a water proof roof, no more sun or rain for us Ramps will be installed at each end of the deck and over the sliding door track, no more lifting out BBQ.
Also due for construction are four aircraft holding tables in the pits area. Each will be about 2 metres long and .8 wide. No more bending down to work on the aircraft.
Other work to be carried out later will be plasterboard linings in the clubhouse, installation of some kitchen cupboards and the supply and installation of electricity. The aim is to have 12 volt outlets available for charging batteries under the verandah are on the outside of the clubhouse
Thanks to some members help (and the ride on mower) the grounds have never looked better.
The main purpose for RC Flight Training will not be lost in red tape and power games. We are all there to fly for our own enjoyment and that's what we do.
To this end I personally don't get to fly my own aircraft very often but have the pleasure of teaching a wide range of students and flying there aircraft. The pleasure given to the new students when their pride and joy is finally airborne is priceless. We all know that's when the the hard work starts but at least the journey has begun.
Look at Kira's smile in the photo below - another happy student.
During the upgrades the airfield got some attention as well - Peter looked after the roller and ran round smoothing out the bumps from the runway, taxiway and flight line.
We welcome existing pilots to join in the fun with us and sign up for membership. The membership is based on an annual fee and you are supplied with a gate key. The field is yours to use 365 days a year. Onsite power is available for charging batteries.
Our flying site is well over 450 acres and we cater for the following.
No noise restrictions are in place, but wise to use some sort of muffler.
We know that our teaching is very formal, based on full size aircraft training, but we believe its produces the very best rc pilots. It lays a very strong foundation to allow the pilots to progress onto the other disciplines of flying.
The runway becomes Hugh with practice and we lay the challenge to our pilots to carry out 5 touch and goes in a row on the concrete runway. If you miss on one your score resets a zero and you start all over again.
One happy young lady, well done Kira
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Location: Tuckers Road, Clyde North, Melway Ref:135 E3
Our lovely flying field and surrounding area.
Ido "Just Parked". As always Ido a pleasure to see you fly at your home field.