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Flying Lessons


Mission Statement:

To instruct each and every person to solo within a reasonable time frame.

What Novices can expect from our club instructors:

• Goal is 3 flight lessons per evening.
• Day & times ---Every Thursday May through September 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
• Call the head instructor, Bill Lairsey, at 650-1761 by 4:00pm to see if flying is on during marginal weather.
• Learn to Fly at students own pace.
• Certificate of achievement and wings upon completing all requirements

What club instructors expect from students:

• Join the Portland Propsnappers R/C Club, join AMA, and pay the instruction fee .
• Training requires students to provide their own plane that is a 4 channel trainer or equivalent with a transmitter that is buddy box capable.
• Have a fully charged receiver & transmitter battery (at least 12 hours the night before the novice night).
• Plane fully checked out for flight worthiness at the hobby shop. (We can do this at the club field but you may not be able to fly that particular evening if the plane needs additional work done to it).
• Additional field equipment needed: Glow starter, chicken stick or electric start, and fuel for nitro planes. It is recommended that students have three charged batteries for electric planes.
• Each modeler to observe all rules of the club and AMA.

Included in this Novice Packet is:

• Club application
• Club rules
• What a novice and instructor can expect
• AMA application & rules

Directions to our Flying Field!

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