Flight Training

Flight Instruction

Indy RC South has a summer instruction program for new flyers that typically begins in mid-April. Instruction will be available, weather permitting, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

Everyone has a different aptitude level for learning to fly radio-control aircraft. This much is certain: The basic skills required for RC flying are hard enough to learn that you will not want to try to learn by yourself. Teaching one’s self can be done but usually leads to several crashes of varying consequence in the process! Fixing airplanes is not nearly as much fun as flying. This is where a flight instructor can help: he will flight test and trim your plane, take off and land for you, give you pointers, with the help of a “buddy-box.” This form of dual-control allows the instructor to take control if you get into trouble in the air. While we can’t promise your instructor will never crash, you will have a much better chance of keeping your plane in one piece with an instructor backing you up on a buddy-box, than without this advantage. For more information, please refer to the following Common Questions on RC Flying and Instruction.pdf

You must be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to fly at our field, but membership in our club is not required to obtain flight instruction (the previous link will take you to the AMA website for information regarding specifics of joining AMA). If you have your AMA membership, and are new to our hobby/sport or rusty in your flight skills after an absence, you are encouraged to come to our field from approximately 6 pm to dark on these training nights and take advantage of the opportunity for one-on-one instruction/help. Just show up with your aircraft on a Tuesday or Thursday evening , make your needs known to the instructors on hand, and we will be happy to help you learn the basic skills involved in RC flying. There are no fees for this instruction, it’s absolutely free!

Please Download and Bring a copy of the RC South Flight Instruction Guide with you to the field when you are ready for flight instruction.