GSWAM Free Flight Instruction Program

April through September, during daylight savings time, weather permitting. However, please contact an instructor, (see instructor listing below), if you plan on attending during this time so that everyone can be accommodated. Flight training includes the following:

  • "hands on" flight training on a buddy box system
  • free training flights at the GSW flying facility
  • tips and tricks from some of our more experienced pilots
  • help on engine tuning and aircraft maintenance

Everyone has a different aptitude level for learning to fly radio-control aircraft. This much is certain: The basic skills required for RC flying are hard enough to learn that you will not want to try to learn by yourself. Teaching one’s self can be done but usually leads to several crashes of varying consequence in the process! Fixing airplanes is not nearly as much fun as flying. This is where a flight instructor can help: he’ll flight test and trim your plane, take off and land for you, give you pointers, and with the help of a “buddy-box.” This form of dual-control allows the instructor to take control if you get into trouble in the air. While we can’t promise your instructor will never crash, you will have a much better chance of keeping your plane in one piece with an instructor backing you up on a buddy-box, than without this advantage.

You must be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to fly at our field, and membership in our club is required to obtain flight instruction (the previous link will take you to the AMA website for information regarding specifics of joining AMA). If you have your AMA membership, and are new to our hobby/sport or rusty in your flight skills after an absence, you are encouraged to come to our field from approximately 6 pm to dark on these training nights and take advantage of the opportunity for one-on-one instruction/help. There are no fees for this instruction, it’s absolutely free!

Students must have their AMA card and GSWAM membership to participate in the GSW Training Program

GSW Flight Instructors for 2013

Please contact the instructors to schedule times for instruction.
Additional information is on the club website at
Students must be AMA and GSW members to participate in the GSW Training Program

Pilot Training & Airplane Inspections

Frank Rowell 817-265-2471

Walt Fisher Cell 817-368-6619

David Horton 817-313-8025

Joel Jerabek 817-428-8218

Berry Ponder 817-638-6149

Lee Rice 817-431-5408


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