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Welcome! to the Stetson Flight School.



Current status and information:

Flight School is now completed for the 2018 season. Congratulations to all those who received their wings, the instructors, assistants and volunteers for another successful season!

Flight School for 2019 will resume in May with Ground School in April... keep an eye on the Events page and NOTAM.



What is the Stetson Flight School?


Stetson Flight School (SFS) is a program designed by experienced club pilots to get you flying radio control aircraft as soon as possible while teaching you all that you need to know for a long and safe flying career..."

What do I need to do? That's a good question.

  1. Join the Stetson Flyers Model Airplane club.

  2. Join the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC).

  3. Read the Students Brief carefully to understand what the SFS is all about and what the school program involves.

  4. Purchase an approximately .40 sized (or larger) trainer aircraft (fuel-powered or electric), complete with radio control and support equipment. Contact your CFI for more information here.

  5. REGISTER by sending the CFI an email via this link.

Plusieurs de nos instructeurs sont bilingues et offrent la même qualité d'enseignement en français.

We are working hard on the program and the support structure, including getting our instructors aligned to the curriculum.

The first class date is in May, 2019 as announced above (weather dependant) and will cover field familiarization, club rules & safety and an opportunity to have your aircraft checked by instructors. All things going well, we will get your plane in the air for a trim flight.

What is the Stetson Ground School?

Stetson Ground School is a one night, all inclusive session where the CFI and several experienced pilots give you the students an extensive but high level overview of everything from aircraft parts and function, to engines and batteries, safety and handling and much much more!

Note before: You must register for this event via the "Register for Flight School or Ground School link above.

Stetson Ground School is a one night, all inclusive session where the Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) and several experienced pilots give you the students an extensive but high level overview of everything from aircraft parts and function, to engines and batteries, safety and handling and much much more!

The session date will be announced on this webpage (April 2019) and will give you a great starting point for radio control aircraft flying and for the upcoming season.




What do I need to do to pass my Wings test once I have learnt to fly?

  1. Learn the Stetson Flyers club rules.

  2. Write and pass the Stetson Model Flyers Club Wings exam.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency flying the Schedule of Wings maneuvers.

  4. Thats it!


 

 

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