How do I join SIRS?
The best thing for you to do is to attend our next meeting to introduce yourself. At that time we can introduce you to some of the instructors and tell you about SIRS Flying Club. You can always come out to the field at any time. There is usually someone at the field that can answer any questions that you may have about SIRS Flying Club and R/C flying in general.
There are a few things you have to do to fly at SIRS.
Join The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). We require this for insurance purposes. DO NOT FLY if you do not have an AMA card. Use this to identify yourself when flying by clipping it on the frequency board under your channel number. Persons who do not do this may be asked to leave the field by any properly identified member. For more info on using the frequency board, consult a member of the club. This rule still applies to those using the new spread spectrum technology (2.4 Ghz channel-less radios).
Join SIRS Flying Club. You must attend a meeting to become a club member and pay the club dues. New members will pay prorated dues to year end. Returning members will pay an entire year. Members of neighboring clubs may fly at the field. Guests may fly at special events and with a member until the next meeting when you can join.
Find an instructor. The best way to do this is to come to a club meeting. An instructor will administer a simple flying exam to fly solo. This is for safety and insurance purposes. We recommend that you bring your plane to the field when you come out so some of the members can look it over. It will probably not fly the first time you bring it out. We have trainer planes that are properly prepared for instruction.