Beginners

The skill of flying radio controlled models is not easily acquired, and you the beginner need all the help you can get. Joining this club and getting the help and support of experienced model flyers is the quickest road to success, and the cheapest!! Your success in the sport depends on you.

Beginners are not allowed to fly without supervision until they pass the BMFA ‘A’ Test.

We have a list of members who are willing to train new pilots, please contact James Ford who is the club training officer who can help you coordinate with club instructors to arrange tuition at mutually convenient times.


Instructor Telephone
James Ford 07756216207

Always Remember

  • Your instructor is only human; he can make mistakes like you and me. Don’t blame him for any mishap, which might occur during your tuition. He will teach you to the best of his ability. Always remember he is there to enjoy our hobby just like you. Make sure you and your model are ready for the days flying.
  • Ask your instructor about anything of which you are not sure.
  • You won’t learn how to fly from a book. Your Instructor and Club members are irreplaceable. Get The Proper Training. The length of time-spent learning depends on the individual. Some people learn faster than others, the average time from your first lesson, to going solo, is about three months; again this depends on how much time and effort you put in. But don’t worry it will all click into place eventually. Of course you will not achieve the necessary flying skills by reading about it, use these notes only as a guide. Your instructor is the most important road to success
  • If you borrow anything from fellow modelers, return the item as soon as you finish with it, if you don’t, you may find it difficult to borrow anything else later.
  • Get advice from the club, rather than the local model shop or online hobby shops.

Your first lesson

Get an instructor to check out your model and installation. Tell him of any alterations you have made on your own. The first lesson will be,

  • Club Rules
  • the site layout Make sure you understand the site layout especially no fly zones.
  • where to park,
  • where to place your model in the pits.

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