Training

Every Tuesday evening during the summer, April to September, there will be instructors available at Redmarshall flying site with Club Training Aircraft. There is a small charge of £2.00 per flight to cover the costs and maintenance of the aircraft. All flying is done by a ‘buddy box’ system, where both the instructor and pupil have transmitters that are linked and control can be passed to the pupil by the flick of a switch and likewise should the pupil get into difficulties the instructor can regain control instantly by reversing the process so building confidence quickly.

We have taken a structured approach to training; Dave Errington is our Training coordinator he will meet and greet people as they arrive and try to ensure everyone gets a flight. Members are given a ‘Pilots Log’, and at the end of each flying session the instructor will comment as to how much progress has been made and which areas need practice.

For people looking to see if model flying is for them, the BMFA and club allow guests to visit on 3 different occasions for instruction on how to fly a model aircraft, and you are covered by our insurance. The club Rules state that no pilot can fly solo until they have passed their ‘A certificate’. This is a test recognised by the BMFA and has been set as the Club’s minimum standard for anyone to fly on their own.

The idea of the Tuesday evening is for you to make contact with an instructor who may be available at other times to give you instruction and advance your learning, training is not limited to Tuesdays and in reality, one day a week is not sufficient.

Training Coordinator Details

Dave Errington mobile only 07402 612052

Instructor Contact Details

NameAircraft home numbermobile numberEmail
Tom Jones Club’s I/C 01642 98265707728290784tom.jp11@live.com
Ian Jones Club’s I/C 01642 612349 07941937538ihurrican@virginmedia.com
Chris Harle Club’s I/C 01642 591946 07939042112cnharle@aol.com
Graham Tungatt Club's I/C 07754686954graham.tungatt@sky.com
Members availablebetween 9am & 12pmusing your own equipmentcontact
Micheal Hetherington07739988258
Examineers
Mike SwalesAREA CHIEF EXAMINEER07564846686scattv11@Hotmail.co.uk
David Monckmonckd@yahoo.co.uk
David LesterDavid.lester7@ntlworld.com