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Academy of Model Aeronautics
Charter Club #1012

Training Program

Training Starting April 15, 2024

Instruction is available for GCRCC members on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 until dark.  We're happy to get you started as you apply for membership, just bring your AMA card.

Training will still take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 until we run out of light. We have had many nights the past few seasons where we have 2 or 3 instructors show up to the field, but we do not have any students attend. So we need students to let Greg Sunderhaus know if they plan to attend each night. He will inform the instructors to be at the field.

Training is planned to begin April 15th. Please contact me via email or via phone (513-678-7692) if you have any questions, or to confirm that I have your contact information correct.

We post weather cancellations on our GCRCC Instruction Facebook page.

Training schedule for 2023, check back later for 2024

The GCRCC Training Program

GCRCC has a proud tradition of providing excellent training in flying fixed wing RC aircraft.  It consists of several components:

  • Experienced instructors and ground crew dedicated to your success

  • A formal training plan with clear steps leading to mastery

  • A free Student Handbook

  • Buddy boxes for Futaba and JR radios

  • Two weekly training sessions from April through September on Monday and Wednesday evenings--field is closed to other flyers

Our training program is designed for trainer glow powered model aircraft in the popular .40-.60 size range.  If you have some other type of plane or engine, please discuss it with Greg.

For more information contact Greg Sunderhaus

GCRCC Training Documents

GCRCC Instructors

GCRCC Student Handbook PDF Version

GCRCC Student Handbook Word Version

GCRCC Instruction Elements PDF Version

GCRCC Instruction Elements Excel Version

GCRCC Pre-Flight Check List from Handbook

RC 101 Development Page

This page is to test methods of providing information about our instruction program for building and maintaining RC airplanes. It is intended to complement with our Instruction program that teachs how to fly RC airplanes.

RC 101 for Saturday December 17 will be held at Randy Adams' house from 9am until 12 noon. His address is 320 Gregorian Drive, Fairfield Ohio. Randy and Chuck will cover Monokote application and other fabric coverings. There will also be a discussion on making these coverings paintable. Future topics will include application techniques like spraying and brushing and fiberglass application over balsa as a painting surface. Members will also bring questions about their current builds. RC 101 encourages our members with completed airplanes or in-process builds to bring them to the meeting and discuss with our RC 101 members. We are all interested in learning about different model types, names and construction techniques. As always Randy and Chuck are available to provide answers to any build questions or operational questions. Each week I will send out the next week's topic and location. We are also going to have RC 101 meetings on some weeknights throughout the building season. We welcome any members who may have a topic and location they would like to lead. Please let me know to get you on our schedule. Hope to see you Saturday, Greg Rolls 513-706-3869

RC 101 insturtors and students are developing a handy reference to all the material they have covered.

It's always up-to-date at this link: RC101 Doc

Or copies at RC101.pdf or RC 101 Web

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