Minimum age: 12
Minimum Achievement Level: Curry Award
Must have completed a CAP Encampment prior to beginning this activity
Must have a current 2013 AMA “Youth” membership card
Limited to 30 cadets
Do you want to take the first step in becoming a model aircraft remote (R/C) control pilot? This is a step in the right direction. Are you already flying R/C and want to become a better RC pilot?
Aspiring R/C pilots will receive formal AMA ground instruction and will fly with an AMA flight instructor/pilot. Through the use of buddy-boxes and hobby industry recognized basic and advanced model aircraft, you will learn from the best instructors. Included in the cost for this academy will be an R/C airplane and radio transmitter that will be sent to your home at course completion. Many cadets will not only solo, but move on to complete higher levels of competency at this academy!
The learning environment is specially designed for cadets, and the low instructor to student ratio provides opportunities for mentoring and individual attention. Participants in the Model Aircraft & Remote Control (MARC) Flight Academy will receive over 20 hours of “hands on” flight time learning the basics of flying an electric model aircraft, 4-hours of ground instruction and up to 6-hours R/C flight simulator training. Evening time will be spent building various rubber powered aircraft, and an old fashioned stick and tissue catapult free-flight glider.
We recommend you have a current Academy Model Aeronautics (AMA) 2013 membership card prior to attending the MARC flight academy. Youth membership cards are free on the AMA Education website, and it takes about 2 weeks to receive your card after registration. This is not an encampment, but we will wear BDU uniforms, have morning/evening formations and pay strict attention to customs/courtesies and the Cadet Protection Program (CPPT). Our mascot from last year “Emiline” will also be returning to all of the 2013 MARC RC flight academies as well.