Flight Log System

Members of the Newport News Park Radio Control Club have the option of tracking their flights using the NNPRCC Flight Log System.  Recording your flights is quick and easy!  Not only is this a great way to keep tabs on how regularly you fly at the field - but you might earn the coveted "RC NUT" award (and bragging rights!) for logging the most flying visits in a given year.  Also, if you log at least one flight in every month of the year, you'll receive an "All Season Flyer" award.

Note: The "All Season Flyer" and "RC Nut" awards are usually given during the Club Holiday Party in December.  As such, flights are tallied from December of the previous year through November of the current year to identify eligible recipients.  For example, if you did not fly in December of 2015 but logged at least one flight each month from December 2014 through November 2015, you would be eligible for the "All Season Flyer" award.
PLEASE ensure your AMA number is entered correctly, otherwise we won't know who you are!
Date of Flight *
Date of Flight
Type of Aircraft *
If you flew more than one type of aircraft, please submit a separate flight log entry for each type. This allows us to recognize members based on the number of flights for a particular type of aircraft in addition to the number of overall flights. Thanks!
NNPRCC Flight Log Agreement *
By selecting 'AGREE' and clicking SUBMIT, you certify that the information entered into the NNPRCC Flight Log System is accurate and complete and you further understand that inaccurate or false entries may be deleted by club officers without further notice.

You can also view all existing NNPRCC Flight Log Entries via Google Sheets.  From there you can apply temporary filters if you only want to view your entries (hint: filter by AMA number).  You can also download a copy of the NNPRCC Flight Log data for further analysis if you have a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel.

Flight Training

Education is one of the most important aspects of model aviation and it's one of the AMA's primary objectives.  In the process of learning to build, fly and maintain aircraft, modelers will encounter aerodynamics, electronics, mechanical systems, physics, technical specifications and more.  Many of these disciplines incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competencies - valuable knowledge and skills in the classroom and on the job market. 

The NNPRCC encourages people of all ages to take up this challenging and rewarding hobby - you'll have fun, make some memories and learn from your experiences.  The best part is, you can start right now by learning about radio controlled flight online!  Check out the Flite Test RC Planes - Beginner Series videos and AMA Education resources.  Another great investment in your aeronautical education is a high quality RC flight simulator, such as RealFlight.

Learning to fly with an experienced flight instructor by your side ensures your safety and eventual success.  The NNPRCC has a diverse team of experienced volunteer instructors available to help you take your model aviation skills to the next level.  Whether you're a new member or an experienced flyer, take advantage of FREE flight training from NNPRCC volunteers to learn the fundamentals of flight, aerobatic maneuvers or challenge yourself to master multiple types of aircraft.  Download a FREE copy of the NNPRCC Pilot Training Program course materials so you'll know what to expect when working with a flight instructor.

Note: The following document is in PDF format; if you don't have a program on your computer or device that can view PDF files, you can download a free reader from Adobe.

FIXED WING FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

Owen Dwire
  757-898-1276
  Expertise: Advanced Flight
  Availability: Sunday Mornings

Phil Goodwin
  757-810-2231
  Expertise: Basic Flight
  Availability: Saturdays & Sundays

Tony Gorgone
  757-880-9287
  Expertise: Basic & Advanced Flight
  Availability: Monday - Friday Evenings

Federico Jones
  757-596-9160
  Expertise: Basic & Advanced Flight
  Availability: Any Day

Steven Kolet
  757-345-0887
  Expertise: Basic & Advanced Flight
  Availability: Any Day

Owen Perkinson
  757-887-3630
  Expertise: Basic & Advanced Flight
  Availability: Saturdays & Sundays

Todd Smith
  757-369-5986
  Expertise: Basic Flight
  Availability: Saturdays & Sundays

Bruce Thompson
  757-599-6811
  Expertise: Basic Flight
  Availability: Saturdays & Sundays

Perry Phillips
  757-???-????
  Expertise: Basic & Advanced Flight
  Availability: Unknown

Gary Wright
  757-???-????
  Expertise: Basic Flight
  Availability: Unknown

 

ROTARY FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

Will Nowell
  757-570-2816
  Expertise: Helicopter
  Availability: Saturdays & Sundays

Bruce Thompson
  757-599-6811
  Expertise: Helicopter & Multi-rotor
  Availability: Saturdays & Sundays


FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR EXPERTISE DEFINITIONS

  • Basic Flight: Available and interested in teaching students using industry-standard trainer aircraft. These instructors have the time, patience and skills necessary to get a new pilot flying.
  • Advanced Flight: Authorized to instruct using advanced aircraft such as tail-draggers, scale airframes, aerobatic planes and so forth. Advanced instructors can help you fly basic pattern maneuvers, conduct test flights utilizing advanced aircraft or help you set up a computerized radio system.
  • Ducted Fan: Instructor with the knowledge and expertise to teach proficient fixed-wing flight students the fundamentals of operating these unique propulsion systems and accompanying airfares.
  • Helicopter: Instructor with the knowledge and expertise to teach new pilots the fundamentals of helicopter flight.
  • Multi-rotor: Instructor with the knowledge and expertise to teach new pilots the fundamentals of multi-rotor flight.

Indoor Flying

During Fall and Winter months, NNPRCC members have several opportunities to fly indoors at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.  Please note that indoor flying is only permitted on certain announced days; you can not go the facility on any given day and fly.  Indoor flying is held in the Howard White Pavilion; this is to the left once you enter the facility.  Be sure to check the EVENTS page for upcoming indoor flying opportunities.  You can also sign up for email notifications by sending a message to: wssaltzg@vigyan.com

Visitors, spectators and guests are admitted FREE.  Pilots will be charged a fee proportionate to how long they used the facility:

  • 30 minutes – $3.00
  • 1 Hour – $6.00
  • 2 Hours – $10.00
  • Full Event (4 hours) – $20.00

Indoor Flying Rules:

  • Indoor flying is restricted to a maximum of 5 concurrent forward-flying aircraft
  • Helicopters are restricted to 400 class or smaller due to the potential floor damage
  • Pilots must display a current AMA or Park Pilot membership
  • Tractor propellers must provide some form of floor protection

Need directions?  Check Boo Williams Sportsplex web site or use Google Maps.

Pilot Accomplishment

The goal of the NNPRCC Pilot Accomplishment Program, which is a conglomeration of many other fine programs, is to recognize individual proficiency and accomplishment in RC flying through a set of progressively challenging tasks that measure a pilot’s skills. The modeler has the opportunity to complete these tasks with a plane of his or her choice. These tasks are designed to challenge and entertain, while allowing the pilot to measure and improve his flying skills against a proven set of standards.

The NNPRCC Pilot Accomplishment Program is organized into several levels of achievement, starting with Level 1, the simplest. These levels are arranged so that beginning flyers can pace themselves and gain confidence and skill. There is no time limit or pressure for completion of any task or level. Accomplishment of individual tasks may take only a few weeks or completion of levels may extend over several years, depending on the individual’s own interest and activity. Participation in the NNPRCC Pilot Accomplishment Program is strictly voluntary. The following procedures will be followed to attain each level of achievement:

  1. Each participating pilot is responsible for obtaining signatures of any two club members in good standing for each task on the appropriate Accomplishment Level Form.
  2. It is the responsibility of the pilot to provide proof of contest participation/placement for contests where other NNPRCC members are not available to act as witnesses. This proof could take the form of published contest results or the signature of the CD.
  3. The pilot should practice the individual tasks until he is comfortable and then ask the club members to witness the attempt and to sign off the task upon successful completion.
  4. The pilot must declare each task prior to completing the maneuver.
  5. The tasks within an individual level may be completed in any order.
  6. All tasks from the preceding level need to be completed prior to obtaining signatures on subsequent levels.
  7. When all tasks for the current level have been signed-off, submit the completed Accomplishment Form to the Program Directors or the Club Secretary.
Note: The following document is in PDF format; if you don't have a program on your computer or device that can view PDF files, you can download a free reader from Adobe.

Current NNPRCC Accomplished Pilots

Sports Pilots

  • Bill Miller

  • Owen Dwire

  • Larry Wall

  • Tony Gorgone

  • Dave Fisk

  • Dave Keadle

  • Phil Greasley

  • Phil Goodwin

  • FredMurphy

  • Gene Deitz

  • GerryWinkler

  • Bill Sorrel

  • Jay Eckstein

  • Mason Sorrell


Advanced Pilots

  • Bill Miller

  • Owen Dwire

  • Dave Fisk

  • Phil Goodwin

  • Tony Gorgone


Aerobatic Pilots

  • Owen Dwire

  • Phil Goodwin

  • Tony Gorgone


Master and Competition Pilots

  • Tony Gorgone