I wanted to fly! That’s all, I wanted to fly. So, I joined a local club that offered training. Well, after two years of “training” I wasn’t any closer to flying solo and I was totally frustrated. I saw an advertisement in a magazine and decided to give RC Flight Training a try.
During my first visit I was given the choice of which transmitter mode to use. Say what- this never happened before, and after trying both, I settled on mode 2. Now, on to the aircraft, the Sky Raider. What a great forgiving training platform, and with the patience Keith was showing I knew I had a chance. Well, that’s before the weather started to show its ugly side. Booking after booking was cancelled due to deluge or cyclonic winds. However, I was never let down and always received a text message informing me that conditions weren’t suitable for flying. One day Keith gave me a lesson in high winds just to see what it could do your aircraft. Man, I was so happy to have Keith on the buddy-box to get the aircraft down safely. And this is where the training at RC Flight Training really pays off- great instruction and the buddy-box system to keep you safe and the aircraft in one piece.
Finally, a couple of weekends where the weather co-operated and I flew solo! In retrospect, I spent more money and 2 years of my time never achieving my goal. But thanks to Keith and Wayne for all the training and information that they supplied, I achieved my goal. I’ll remember to keep the wings level and fly straight.