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 Flite Test Community Association is an independent, non-profit organization that was created as a culmination Flite Test‘s efforts to promote and support the wonderful world of model flight.

 From early days, Flite Test strove to share it’s joy, passion and the knowledge, and made it it’s mission to make flight accessible, to everyone. As we grow, we recognize that we have become an ambassador to our community and that our commitments and responsibilities grew as well. But we also learned that more people would like to be involved in our efforts!

 FTCA is in fact our Community. Here you will find a place to:

  • build and promote your own local groups;
  • support young students and teachers to grow the skills and knowledge of scratch building, flight and aerodynamics;
  • help new pilots take off the ground and fly safely;
  • advocate for sensible legislation and accessible flight for all!
Mission

The FTCA is dedicated to lowering the barrier of entry of getting people into the recreational flight hobby safely, legally and properly. It is our imperative that the current and future generation of aviation enthusiasts are able to enjoy everything that the rich history of model aviation has to offer as well as new emerging technology. 

 

Education, information and technology has made the hobby easier to access than ever before. Our passion is to help people get into the hobby without unnecessary burdens or regulations. Flight is such an incredible gift to share with others and it is our desire to make sure that everyone that is in the Flite Test community and beyond are able to access what makes it such a special activity.

Government Advocacy

Flite Test has been committed to working with many organizations, including the FAA to help inform policy and the future of recreational flight. Over the past year, Flite Test has been spending time regularly in Washington on advisory panels and regulatory roundtables to help shape policy for the future of recreational flight. Your support helps us perpetuate our mission in a way that is sustainable and effective.


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Safety

A foundation of safety is one of the most valuable assets we can maintain when considering new policies that impact your average recreational enthusiast. FTCA will continue to promote and further develop its safety guidelines in cooperation with likeminded organizations. These guidelines are designed to respect the priority of manned aircraft and also sustain the high level of individual responsibly that all compliant users have maintained over the years.


The average recreational participate shouldn’t need to live in mystery or ambiguity about how to best operate when it comes to safe practices, airspace and legal requirements. The FTCA is uniquely positioned to help educate people in a way that is friendly, easy to understand and easy to share with others. Understanding how to comply with regulations and fly with a high safety standard should not be complicated or burdensome. The FTCA is dedicated to helping translate policy that can be complicated and difficult to understand to information that is easy to put into action.

Education

Our unique STEM program has been helping schools and educators with tailored curriculums and grants since 2005! Our commitment to Education is only growing, and we hope to introduce our curriculum to as many institutions and  homeschool organizations as we can, due to its incredible success among students and large diversity of skills it stimulates!

 

Click here to see our success stories!

Support and Partnerships

Your endorsement and support, either through volunteering, partnerships, donations or spreading the word – will give our initiatives a great chance to grow and have a more meaningful impact. 


Visit our contributors page to find how you can help!

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