Model Aircraft & Remote Control Flight Academy

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Date(s) - 07/02/2016 - 07/09/2016
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Link to NCSA website for more information & registration: Model Aircraft Remote Control Flight Academy


July 2, 2016 – July 9, 2016
Salina, KS
Min. Age:


Cadet Requirements:
Age 12 by activity start date
Must have encampment credit when you apply
Be at least a Cadet Airman

Must have a current 2016 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.  Many cadets will not only solo, but move on to complete higher levels of competency at this academy! Thanks to many suppliers we are able to let the cadets grow and enjoy the hobby. Some will go on to make it a career.

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. Also time will be spent building and repairing RC aircraft.

We recommend you have a current Academy Model Aeronautics (AMA) 2016 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).

RETURNING CADETS: If You would like to apply for an appointment as Flight Staff or assistant Flight Instructor, Email Capt. Gilmer with a letter and resume.

In the Spirit of CAP and Flight,

Les Gilmer, Captain CAP
Activity Director