AMA has partnered with Horizon Hobby to offer an RC pilot training program for those new to the hobby.
The Horizon Hobby RC Flight School has a team of coaches across the country who have volunteered to help teach the fundamentals of flight. Anyone who wants to learn how to fly and has an eligible model can register to attend one of the classes. RC experience is not required.
The free classes will take place at AMA clubs and will be taught by qualified instructors. New pilots will learn how to operate a transmitter and will complete a takeoff, a Figure Eight flight pattern, and land on their own.
Before attending a class, modelers must purchase an AMA three-month trial membership through Horizon Hobby for $19.95. Some common questions and answers, pilot registration, and information about how to find a class, how to find a coach, and how to become a coach, can be found at www.horizonhobby.com/flightschool.