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Old 09-04-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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Hi just starting with rc. Some people are talking about getting there wings.
They just say they got there wings after there first solo or some clubs have a wing program?
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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First of all, welcome to RCC!! Glad to have ya.

My club has a wings program, but it is not very formal. My club is so small that we all know each other very well and we know what every pilot is capable of. The way we do it is the instructor, using his best judgement, gives the student the O.K. to fly on his own as soon as he feels he has acquired the necessary skills to fly the plane safely. This usually involves the student doing touch and goes, landings, deadstick landings and figure 8's. I think alot of the bigger clubs in the US and such, have more formal programs due to the size of the club.

P.S.: I see you are from campbellton. Is their a RC club in Campbellton? I have never heard of them. I've flown all over the maritimes but i've never heard of a club in Campbellton.
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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Our club does have a "wings" program based on the MAAC wings program.

For A wings (basic, fly on your own wings) the instructors are pretty "gentle" when it comes to scoring. Everyone is encouraged to get their B wings and instructors are expected to have their C wings.

For A wings, the instructors have usually had a little chat amongst themselves so that they are all pretty much on the same page when it comes to turning somebody loose.
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Old 09-05-2005, 06:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply,
an there is no club in campbellton, but there use to be a few years ago.
I took my first flight at the bathurst club. i would love to go again great people over there. but its far with the price of gas.
should get some fuel for my plane today an will try my second flight alone.
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:08 PM   #5
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second flight alone

I flew my second flight alone,still flying that plane with no damage yet ,knocking on wood!This was back in April,flew my first low wing a few weeks back,darn engine wont start in it now,think dirt in needle valve.it is differant on take off,and handles a bit differant.Love this flying stuff,wish id took it up a lot sooner.Enjoy !!! Barry
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:44 PM   #7
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We too have a formal Wings program at www.ajaxrcclub.com and after graduating (barely) this summer, I have to say it was well worth the discipline, the wacks on my nuckles and the training. The instructors made it fun and having someone beside you has a calming effect.
I still shake though.

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