Learn To Fly
Butler Aircraft Modelers Society is about the only club in the area to offer R/C flight training.
If you are new to the wonderful world of flying radio controlled airplanes and would like to receive training in how to safely and properly operate an R/C airplane, we offer the best training in the area at our field.
Due to the varying schedules of our Instructors, training sessions are by appointment only during the months of May through September. If you have a trainer plane, bring it and one of our qualified club instructors will help you learn how to fly it. If you don’t own a trainer plane yet, we have planes available for you to use for a short period of time until you
purchase your own plane.
Training typically averages about 15 weeks. This time may be longer or shorter depending on your learning curve. We find that those who have access to and utilize one of the many excellent r/c flight simulators can solo in a shorter time frame.
For those of you who are interested in learning to fly helicopter’s, we have an instructor who can make his copter do things that you would not believe. Due to his hectic schedule, helicopter training will be scheduled around his free time.
Upon completion of your flight training, you will be required to pass a basic skills test. This test is to demonstrate that you have acquired the necessary basics of r/c airplane/helicopter flying. Until you have passed this test and received your second class wings, you will be required to fly under the supervision of a flight instructor. To learn more about this basic flying skills test, CLICK HERE.
Upon satisfactory competition of the 2nd Class Wings requirement, you start working on achieving your 1st Class Wings. You can see the requirements for the advance pilot when you CLICK HERE.
So, if you’re interested in learning to fly an r/c airplane, be sure to check out our excellent training program.
Our Club Trainers:
Ron Hemphill . . . . . . . . . .(724) 283-1992
Dave Chisolm . . . . . . . . . (724) 898-3386
Doug Snyder . . . . . . . . . .(724) 282-8822
Todd Wuchevich . . . . . . . (724) 865-0165