Learning To Fly

Want to learn more about the exciting pastime of flying radio-controlled aircraft?
Perhaps you see yourself piloting a Spitfire and doing a victory roll over the airfield on completion of your mission or is it the daring speed and maneuvers of the RED BULL AIR RACE planes that has led you to aspire to be an R/C aircraft pilot. Maybe you are just content to fly a sports model in a more majestic manner. Whatever your aspirations are the club would offer you a warm welcome and help you achieve these dreams.

EFA  has members with experience in many aspects of the hobby who can advise and help you make a successful start in the hobby.
Too often newcomers start off with the wrong type of aircraft which inevitably ends in disaster and the end of their entry to the hobby.

Your first “Basic Trainer Aircraft” will probably be a high wing modern ARTF (Almost Ready to Fly) which can be built within a few nights and has the benefit of getting you “into the air” quickly and easily.

Many newcomers are now starting with electric powered aircraft. Save building that super scale Spitfire until you are a competent pilot and therefore avoid the disappointment. The most popular makes of radio used within EFA are Flysky, FrSky and Multiplex. These radio sets can be used with what is known as a ”buddy lead“ linked together to provide “dual control” and is very helpful in the early days of training.