Learn to fly RC with a $50 investment ($25 for youth)

QuickSTART your RC experience with the best way to learn: the SLRCFA QuickSTART membership.


  • You don't need to purchase a radio or airplane - learn to fly with SLRCFA trainer aircraft
  • You are assigned an experienced RC pilot to show you the ropes - your QuickSTART Instructor.
  • You'll learn how to fly, but you'll also learn important concepts to enjoy the hobby and fly safely (without crashing), like:
    • Inspecting a new plane before flight
    • Trimming an airplane to fly straight and level
    • Recognizing the attitude and heading of the plane from every angle
    • What to do when things go wrong - how not to panic!

How it works…

  • Instructor - you will be assigned a INSTRUCTOR immediately upon verification of membership.
  • Contact & Scheduling: You'll have your Instructor's contact info and can meet at the field for Instruction (Tuesday nights, typically). 
  • Spring, Summer, Fall flying Quick Start training on SLRCFA aircraft with your Mentor at SLRCFA field (when it's warmer) on Tuesday evenings, 4:00 p.m. until dark
  • Winter "flying" - QuickSTART members meet on various Tuesday nights for simulator flights and ground school on a big screen.
  • Length of membership: Up to one year, expiring December 31.
    You must renew by January 1 at a different level to maintain membership the following year

Get started!

  • Dues:
    • Adults $50
    • Youth under 24 years of age, $25
  • Requirements
    • QuickSTART members may not have been an SLRCFA Member for the last five years.
    • You will fly with your QuickSTART mentor on a "buddy box" - allowing them to take over the plane if you get in trouble - until you solo. We'll celebrate big-time when you do! We want to see you flying!
    • No need for AMA insurance until 60 days or until you solo, whichever comes first. After that, aAMA is required to fly at SLRCFA.
    • When you "Signup" below, you'll need to agree to SLRCFA's Rules & Safety.
  • Signup - Click here to complete the online application and pay via PayPal. Make sure to select "QuickSTART" for your membership level. We'll reach out to you by phone and e-mail as soon as we receive your information to get you started with your Mentor.
    Don't hesitate to contact SLRCFAwebmaster@gmail.com or call 636-429-2884 and we'll be happy to help you!

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