Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I do not have a plane, can i still to learn how to fly?
A: Yes, the club has a trainer so a beginner can see if they like out before purchasing their own gear.
Q: Is it expensive to start the hobby?
A: Not so much, to keep costs down you can buy a second hand plane and gear.
Q: Where can I fly?
A: Our club airfield is on the shore of the beautifull blue rock dam at willow grove willow
grove is north of trafalgar in victoria.
Q: How often can you fly?
A: Club fly day is Sunday morning, however as a member and if you have your wings you can
fly during the week as well as weekends
Q: Who will teach me to fly?
A: The club currently has several members who are MAAA/VMAA approved instructors.
Q: What type of planes can I fly?
A: Before you obtain your bronze wings you would be flying a (club) trainer, but once you have
this qualification you can fly lots of different shapes and sizes, including Nitro engines and electric.
Q: Do I have to have my parents permission?
A: Yes, you will need to be accompanied by a parent/Carer if you are under the age of 18.
Q: Can some body teach me how to build model planes?
A: Yes, the club have many builders that would be happy to share their knowledge, or you can buy
kits that are mostly built.
Q: Should I get advice before purchasing a model and RC gear?
A: Yes Advice would be a preferable choice as it could save you money on purchasing RC gear that is
not flexible and a model that is not suitable for learning with.
Q: I can fly models on a simulator with no problems does that mean I can fly an RC model?
A: No there are still lots of differences between flying on a simulator to flying an actual model, a
simulator will help a lot though with knowing how the controls work and the models flight orientation.
Q: Do I have to join a club to fly a model plane?
A: There are lots of regulations and laws that need to be followed to fly model planes that the
average person would know nothing about, such as flying models at public parks and football
ovals is generally not allowed without permission.
Joining a club gives you a place to fly models in a safe & controlled environment there is a proper
take off and landing strip with plenty of unobstructed take off and landing approach area.
You also then have access to advice and help from experienced model flyers and insurance that
covers for the unexpected.
If your question is not answered, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to assist you.