New Pilot Training
All new Bits & Pieces RC Club members must earn their wings to fly at our field. If you are new to the hobby, a new pilot training program using the buddy box system is available on Wednesday evenings to help you earn your wings!
Earn Your Wings
Buddy Box Training System
To help ensure the safety of our members and our aircraft, we require all new members of the club to earn their wings. Beginner pilots must perform a successful solo flight in the presence of an approved instructor, including the successful completion of:
Three proficient and safe take-offs/landings
One inside loop
One figure eight flight pattern
One dead-stick landing
When the beginner pilot has successfully completed the solo-flight process, they will be approved as a flying member and awarded their wings at the next regular club meeting.
The buddy box training system is where an approved instructor connects the training radio transmitter to the student's radio transmitter for training purposes.
The instructor then has the ability to take control of the student's aircraft in situations where it is necessary to reduce the risk of crashing.