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Getting Started

While experienced pilots may fly highly complex and expensive models controlled by sophisticated computer radio transmitters, virtually everyone starts with a simple trainer and a basic transmitter. Where to start?

  • The AMA website,, offers excellent guidance for beginners.  For insurance reasons, AMA membership is required to use WMAA\'s Dinneen Field.
  • We highly recommend also joining the WMAA itself, not only to help support the facility, services and events the club has to offer, but also to connect with others enjoying the hobby along with you.
  • Your R/C hobby shop folks can show you a variety of ways to get started, depending on your interest level (and funds).  Starter Ready To Fly kits can be had for well under $200.
  • Sophisticated computer simulators offer very realistic flying of both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. These are excellent training tools used by both novice and expert pilots, and are arguably the best investment in the hobby you can make.
  • WMAA club members will be happy to offer buddy-box (dual control) flying lessons, as well as help in setting up and trimming your model."  Club instructors may also be contacted on an individual basis as listed:

Dennis Bacon  614-325-5166
Mike Barbee 614-206-5589
Bill Chastain  614-582-1173
Dave Dumond 614-582-9131
Chuck Leymaster 614-989-8884

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