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Model Aircraft & Remote Control Flight Academy

Date:
June 16, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Location:
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Min. Age:
12
Cost:
$375.00

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eServices Short Name Cadet Participant
Course #
Staff Participant 
Course #
Activity Full Name
MARC Academy 329 330 Model Aircraft & Remote Control Flight Academy

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 2018 AMA “Youth” membership card upon arrival at activity
Limited to 30 cadets and 10 staff 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, like 300 cadets have already done in 2012 - 2017. 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. We fly hobby industry recognized basic and intermediate level electric-powered trainer-type model aircraft. You will learn from outstanding instructors using the buddy-box method. Many cadets will not only solo, but move on to complete higher levels of competency at this academy!

The learning environment is specially designed for cadets, and the low instructor to student ratio of 6:1 provides opportunities for mentoring and individual attention. Participants in the Model Aircraft & Remote Control (MARC) Flight Academy will receive over 4 solid-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. When not flying at the flying field, time is spent repairing damaged aircraft, charging batteries and other activities. Evening time will be spent building and repairing RC airplanes. The current evening plan is to build several “scratch built” RC planes for the cadets to fly on the last days of the event as a “fun fly” activity.

We require you have a current Academy Model Aeronautics (AMA) 2018 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 ABU or BDU uniforms, have morning and evening formations and pay strict attention to customs/courtesies and the Cadet Protection Program (CPPT). In the evening we will build RC planes so you also learn how to assemble and fix a plane, in case you return home and wrap your plane around a tree or sign post. If it cannot be fixed, you will know how to strip it of key parts and how to build another replacement plane.

We have a good time, and we have cadets returning for their second, third and fourth MARC RC Flight Academy. We are looking forward to meeting you as well.

CADET STAFF POSITIONS: Please forward a resume and cover letter to Col O’Neill if you would like to be considered for a staff position. Available positions are as follows:

Ø  Cadet Flight Instructors (3-4 depending on class size)

Ø  Cadet Commander (1)

Ø  Flight Leaders (3-4 depending on class size)

The staff looks forward to seeing many of you here at Ft Leonard Wood in June!

In the Spirit of CAP and Flight,

John R. O’Neill, Col, CAP
Activity Director

joneill@cap.gov


 

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