Preparing for the Gold Wings flying test

Preparing for the Gold Wings flying test

For the majority of R/C pilots, earning their Bronze Wings and being able to fly their aircraft solo is all that is required for many years of happy aeromodelling.  However, if you wish to fly in competition, at shows or be able to teach others to fly then you will be...

Flying the ‘Box’ in Aerobatics

Used in both full-size and model aerobatics, the ‘Box’ is the area in which a pilot performs the schedule.  Although compulsory in competition, the box is a useful way to practice your aerobatics in a safe and controlled environment. Consider the box as a stage where...
Introduction to Aerobatics

Introduction to Aerobatics

Once you have passed your bronze wings (and in a lot of cases before) the first thing you want to do is start throwing your model around the sky like a lunatic so that everyone will be impressed by your incredible skills on the sticks. However, there is a safe way to...

Lesson Nine – Bronze Wings Rehersal

Learning Objectives To be confident in taking and passing the Bronze Wings Test   Bronze Wings Rehearsal In this lesson your instructor will take you through the full Bronze Wings test to prepare you for the real thing! The following is reproduced from the test...

Lesson Eight – Engine Failure

Learning Objectives Land safely and in control following an engine failure Respond to other emergencies   Engine Failure Otherwise known as the deadstick landing this lesson will teach you how to react when things go wrong. If your engine fails in flight call out...

Lesson Seven – Procedure Turn

Learning Objectives Be able to fly smooth left and right-hand procedure turns Maintain a constant altitude throughout the manoeuvre Procedure Turns You will handle all take-off and landings The procedure turn is a compulsory figure in the Bronze wings test.  It is...