Learn to fly with your own RC flight coach!

Anyone just starting out in the radio-control model airplane hobby is bound to have questions — and maybe a little anxiety about sending a new model into the sky for the first time. An experienced coach knows exactly how to put someone just starting out at ease. Beginning fall 2019, Horizon Hobby Flight School, in partnership with the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics), is here to connect eager newcomers with experienced RC coaches.

Eager to Fly

Make your success even more certain with an AMA 3‑month trial membership and an RC flight coach by your side. Not only will you receive the benefits of an AMA membership, but you'll also receive a personal flight training session. You'll learn the basics of how a model airplane works, how to take off, how to control your plane in flight, and how to land. Our coaches love helping newcomers learn how to fly.

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Eager to Coach

Becoming a Horizon Hobby Flight School coach is a great opportunity for skilled pilots to share their experience with hobby newcomers. Imagine watching a newcomer proudly complete his or her first successful solo flight, perfect from takeoff to landing…all the result of your expert help and confidence-building support! Anyone experienced with flight instruction who is an active member of his or her local AMA-chartered flying club is invited to become a Horizon Hobby Flight School Coach.

Become a Flight School Coach

How it Works

To participate in an RC Flight School class:
  • purchase an AMA 3‑month trial membership through Horizon Hobby or a participating local hobby shop
  • receive a registration code with your membership purchase*
  • own a qualifying RC trainer plane
  • use the Flight School Find a Class tool to search for a class near you
  • use the registration code to sign up for your RC Flight School class and activate your AMA membership**
  • attend class and fulfill your desire to be an RC pilot

After you successfully complete an RC Flight School class, you'll receive a certificate of completion and a coupon code for a discount on your next purchase of an airplane from Horizon Hobby redeemable at your local hobby shop or online. (Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.)

*When purchasing your AMA trial membership online from horizonhobby.com, please allow 1-2 business days to receive your registration code via email.

**Your membership application will be forwarded to the AMA after you sign up for an RC Flight School class and will become active on the date of your Flight School class.

About our classes

RC Flight School Qualifying Trainer Models

The trainer models shown here qualify for use in RC Flight School. These trainers need minimal preparation to be flight ready. All include SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology to help new pilots control their models. The models and the AMA 3-month trial membership can be purchased online from Horizon Hobby or from participating hobby shops.