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Welcome to the
ROGUE EAGLES RC CLUB

Chapter 534

LEARN to FLY

Learning to fly is something every flyer has had to do.  Everyone starts out not knowing how to fly a model airplane.  There are simulators that help and wise advice from guys (or gals) who have learned, but there is only one sure way to really learn and that is to Do It!  That is why the Rogue Eagles and other R/C clubs have AMA designated instructors willing to donate their time to help new flyers get into the air without very much DRAMA and at no cost to the student.

Whether you are a new pilot to the hobby or one who is looking to take your skill to the next level, the Rogue Eagles offer a cadre of knowledgeable and experienced instructors to assist you. We have both electric and fuel powered aircraft, or we can work with your personal equipment. Our “buddy box” system allows students to both fly the aircraft as well as have confidence that the instructor can take control at a moment’s notice. To schedule instruction just contact Rob Merriman, (541) 951-4466, or merrimans@charter.net.

The procedure usually goes something like this...

  1. Contact the Chief Flight Instructor.

  2. Set a date.

  3. Meet the instructor at the airfield.  Map to Airfield.

  4. Fill out a form to get temporary free insurance.

  5. Meet the airplane.

  6. Go 'up' on a "buddy box" system and fly around (with the instructor ready to prevent a mishap and save the plane).

  7. The instructor lands the plane and the student tries to stop grinning.

Instructor and young student are both paying careful attention to the plane in the air.