Training Introduction

The mission of our training program for members is to provide quality, structured, flight training by appointment, on any day or time when the member is available, using the member's equipment or a club trainer. While there are no time limits established for achieving "solo" status, we believe that our members will benefit from an expedited training program. To help our members achieve this, we plan to maintain a list of at least seven experienced Club Flight Instructors and a Training Coordinator.

There are several documents available for download from this website to assist the training process.  They download link can be found under the "Training" selection in the drop-down menu at that top of this page.

The following document describes the NDRCC pilot training program:

Pilot training program

Members are requested to print copies of the following two documents that will be used when meeting with the CFI for each training sesssion:

Training Status Report

Training Checklist

The following document from AMA should be reviewed before a member starts training, it will be the agenda followed during your training:

RC Flight Training Outline


Training Coordinator (TC)

The TC is the first point of contact for member training. The TC will determine the training needs and scheduling requirements and contact the appropriate Club Flight Instructor. Most communication between the TC ,members and Club Flight Instructors will be via e-mail.

Club Flight Instructors (CFI)

These experienced pilots have volunteered to assist members through the RC Flight Training process. They have the necessary flight skills and the personality required to teach this subject and they also have access to the club's training equipment.  Normally a student will work with the same CFI until they solo, but due to scheduling conflicts, etc, it is perfectly acceptable to receive instruction from any CFI. Students should contact the TC to obtain e-mail addresses of alternate CFI's.

Club Flight Instructors / Availability

Billy Slater- Anytime on Tuesday by appointment
Josh Kleen- Weekends by appointment
Dave Schaeffer- Electric only, normally weekends by appointment
Charles Shafer- Normally Monday-Friday by appointment
Dale O'Daniel - By appointment


Annual Events


March 20, 2017  Eagle Field

Float Fly
Float Fly

    July 29, 2017     Willow Grove

Warbirds Over TX
Warbirds Over TX

June 9-10, 2017 Eagle Field

Scout/Youth Days
Scout/Youth Days

April 15 & Nov 11 Eagle Field