The Black Bearons On The Wing
(Flying at the U. Maine RC Flying Club Field)

(last update:   14 Mar 2012)

Four Black Bearons on the flight line.

Black Bearons on the flight line

This is what everyone is watching...

Trainer_1

Trainer_2

Trainer_3

Trainer_4

Once the batteries are "burnt up", it's time for a landing...

Trainer_on_final_1

Trainer_on_final_2

Trainer_on_final_3

... and a more or less gentle touch down.

Trainer_touch_down

After touch down we can get a better look at the trainer aircraft. Although in good shape after this flight, it shows the scares of some less successful outings.

Trainer_after_touch_down

This is what the Black Bearons club has for controlling aircraft. Two of these are used. One is in the hands of an experienced pilot. The other is used by a trainee. If the trainee gets the aircraft in trouble, the experienced pilot can intervene before something bad happens... most of the time.

A_radio

And here's how it gets into the air.

Launch