CCRCS maintains trainer
aircraft and equipment that is available for new members or
other folks that would like to learn to fly.
Contact our training officer, or any
club officer for
How does a trainer system work?
A trainer system is a special cord
which connects 2 compatible radios together, with the
experienced pilot having the ability to hold a switch or
button which then lets the student take control. When the
student gets in trouble or has had enough, the instructor
lets go of the switch and has immediate control of the
aircraft. Using this training approach, thousands of pilots
have learned to fly with minimal or no crash damage to their
What is a "buddy box" or "trainer
A trainer box has the basics of a
radio transmitter, but not any of the transmission
components (crystal, antenna, etc.). It is used JUST for
training purposes. It is a less expensive way for a beginner
to get a "radio" to use for his student training.
What about the frequency or channel of
the student radio?
student radio's switch is never physically turned on, so it
is never transmitting, so its frequency does not matter!
What does it cost to train?
CCRCS maintains all the equipment needed, including
training aircraft, transmitters, and the special cord.
There is never a cost or obligation to try your skills!
So come out and give it a try - what have you got to loose?
We know that if you have real interest in the sport, getting
your hands on the transmitter will provide a wonderful and
What age do you have to be to train?
What about the handicapped?
We generally have kids from Cub Scout age up to our senior
citizens. Girls and boys of all ages are encouraged to
give it a try if motor skills and hand/eye coordination are
developed. Our friends in wheelchairs can be
accommodated, as well as those on crutches - you don't have
to stand. You do have to be able to look up
comfortably, though - I mean - you are flying the skies!
HERE! Learning to fly
helicopters is a more advanced skill. We
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information to explore your options!