Welcome to RC Flight Training
Last Up Dated 28/03/2015
Now into March already. Wow its been busy at RC Flight Training already this year. Nearly every weekend has been fully booked for students and my transmitters have been getting a hammering. Its nothing for me to add 8 hours a day airborne onto my transmitters. Its no wonder I had to replace my Futaba 12FG late last year (warn out). Our Futaba 6 buddy box transmitters are also now feeling the test of time. Even the wire on my training system broke.
The end result has been very rewarding with a good number of students going solo and now flying with us as pilots
A special mention of Karen whose enthusiasm is a real bonus to us all down at the airfield. While one of the pilots was filling a methanol aircraft the overflowing fuel got a great response - It's a boy. Keep it up Karen its lovely not knowing what is happening next
Michael came down from Sydney and spent 6 long days (in a row) learning to fly. Yes we had some wind, sun and rain but each day had many flights. Michael did manage two or three flight with the finger up on the Master transmitter from take off to landing. Well done.
A nameless pilot (Mike) tested the alarm system and after nearly giving himself a heart attack, was still shaking when I arrived. (Already in Tuckers Rd).
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. We have now installed a timber ramp to help.
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
Do you need a location to fly from?
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.