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|eServices Short Name||Cadet Participant
|Activity Full Name|
|MARC Academy||331||332||Model Aircraft & Remote Control Flight Academy
Minimum Age: 12 by activity start date
Minimum Achievement Level: Curry Award
Must have completed a CAP Encampment prior to beginning this activity
Must have a current 2017 AMA “Youth” membership card
Limited to 30 cadets
Senior Member Fee: $100
SENIOR MEMBERS INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP FOR STAFF CLICK ON LINK NUMBER 2 ON THE LEFT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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 325 cadets have already done since 2012 - 2016. Are you already flying R/C and want to become a better RC pilot? We will be flying tricycle and Taildragger aircraft as well as powered gliders. If you have the right temperament and skills we can help you become an RC flight instructor 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 RC flight simulators, 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!
The learning environment is specially designed for cadets, and the low instructor to student ratio of 7:1 provides opportunities for mentoring and individual attention. Participants in the Model Aircraft & Remote Control (MARC) Flight Academy will receive over 2.5 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. You will learn how to monitor and re-charge batteries, be a potter/observer, and how to fix the training planes after hard landings. Evening time will be spent building various rubber powered and catapult free-flight gliders. The current plan is to also build several “scratch built” RC planes for the cadets to fly on the last days of the event as a “fun fly” activity.
We recommend you have a current Academy Model Aeronautics (AMA) 2017 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. When you register with the AMA, print out the temporary receipt to use as an AMA RC license. It will have your AMA number on it. Bring that or a current AMA membership card with you to the event.
This is not an encampment, but we will wear BDU/ABU uniforms, either is fine. We have morning/evening formations and pay strict attention to customs/courtesies and the Cadet Protection Program (CPPT). In the evening we will work on aeromodeling skills. We will all help 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 post. If your crashed airplane cannot be fixed, you will know how to strip it of key parts and how to build another replacement plane.
NCSA means a "fun learning experience/event" We strive to make this a good non-threatening place to learn to fly RC airplanes.
In the Spirit of CAP and Flight,
Randall Carlson, Lt Col, CAP