Radio Control Model Airplanes
Humans have a historic aspiration to reach for the sky. At first it was reflected in
myths and tales. Time and reality brought us to the Wright brothers, Lindbergh and Earhart.
Even today pioneers still exist in a quest for new knowledge. We touch the sky as
often as we want.|
Radio control model aviation is a step in that direction. Our planes can duplicate those of the past,
present, or even the future. It is an enjoyable hobby that offers fun, fascination, and education for all ages.
If you would like to join the 107th Aero Squadron, please download and complete the
membership form PDF.
Anyone who wants to, can become a participant in this hobby. Radio Control flying
however is not a snap for everbody! It is a skill that is developed over time Success
requires a desire to and dedication to learn. Foremost are learning and practicing rules for
the safety of yourself and those around you! Once the basics are mastered you can
settle in for peaceful Sunday flying or streak through the sky in amazing
gyrations like air show wonders.
The same physics that allow a real plane to fly is at work with these smaller cousins. A college degree
in aeronautics or real plane experience is not required! Trying to learn by yourself is possible. Unlike
the real thing, you can walk away from your mistakes. Your losses can however, be costly in
terms of your money and time. Frustration can build from minimal or no success.
Just like a real plane, you should not start one up and head down the runway. You need to have a
basic understanding of flight and how to control the aircraft. Using a "buddy box"
an instructor can take you up and keep you out of trouble with a dual control setup.
If you are interested in radio control models the 107th Aero Squadron would like to
share your first and continuing flight experience.
|Please Note: Cook county requires that you be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to fly at the field. If you are not a member of the AMA you can find their membership forms at this location.
Please come and visit us at our flying field.