Welcome, if you are a new member of our club this is a great place to start and an easy way to gain a lot of knowledge quickly. Take your time and read the guidelines below. There are four short documents covering many aspect of our club. They are designed to keep you safe and to ensure we all enjoy a great flying experience.
If you have been a member for a while, this is a great place to refresh your knowledge or get resources to help other members.
If you haven’t done so yet, the first thing to do is get in touch with the Chief Flying Instructor (CFI), Dave Bolstad. Dave will be able to connect you with an instructor to help you started. Your Instructor can provide advice on type of aircraft and transmitter you will need as well as any basic equipment you may require. The club has some trainer aircraft and radios, so you may be able to learn the basics on one of these aircraft if one is available. The club has a few Instructors, so there is usually someone available to help you with any questions or if you normal Instructor is unavailable.
Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) Dave Bolstad – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Times and Access – When the field is available, the protocol for the gate, busy times at the field and details about Total Fire-bans (TOBAN).
- Field Layout and Sheds – About the sheds and charging, where to put your equipment when you arrive at the field. The document includes details of the Pits, Pilot Box and Spectator Area.
- Pre-Flight and Flying – Where to prepare your aircraft and the steps to take before you take to the air. The basics of flying Circuits and what you need to do and say in the Pilots Box is covered here.
- Safety and Lost Models – General safety instructions for yourself and other members. Recovering your model, entering the bush and looking out for other members.