FTCA Perks

The perks of being a member of the FTCA are nothing short of amazing. Each class of membership gets the benefit of enjoying their own special perks for their class, but also the perks from the previous class. The perks that each member will receive will vary month-to-month, with each month revealing its own unique surprise. Following are a few descriptions of the perks mentioned from the previous page.

Spectator

Once you become a member of the FTCA you will receive a Starter Package containing perks that make your FREE membership worth the money. In the Starter Package you will receive the following:

  • A unique welcome video
  • A printable membership certificate
  • An exclusive FT free build plan
  • A one time $5 discount from the FT Store on shipping

Along with the Starter Package you will receive other perks such as:

  • Updates about the industry when they come available
  • CBO membership (when recognized)
  • Access to special FTCA content
  • Access to fly at FTCA FRIA’s

Having the opportunity to receive these perks and benefits, and participate at an approved FTCA Flite Field (F3 for short), are some of the greatest benefits of the FTCA membership. The F3’s mentioned will be established throughout the country and provide the members of the FTCA controlled areas in which they can participate in accordance with group requirements and FAA regulations.

In addition, each month Spectators will receive a specialized perk from one of the FTCA’s Partners or Sponsors. It is our goal to exceed your monthly contributions with the perks offered.

Ground Crew

Being a member of the FTCA Ground Crew brings a wider range of rewards than that of a Spectator. Below is a list of perks that each member of the Ground Crew can expect to receive, in addition to the perks of the previous class:

  • Recognized annually at Flite Fest
    • Each year at Flite Fest, all FTCA Ground Crew (and Air Crew) members will be recognized as honored guests of the event. It is no secret that the membership of the FTCA will make us what we want to be in the hobby, and we want to publicly recognize that within the model aviation community. 
  • Access to select free build plans
    • Each month one new build plan will be released for Ground Crew members. This build plan will be solely for the purpose of recreation and not for use for resale.
  • Access to class specific challenges and experiences
    • It is our desire to have quarterly, and then monthly (or more often), challenges and experiences that test the skills and talents of our membership. The challenges and experiences are intended to promote growth in the hobby through connecting around a common task. The relational value is really the focus in these challenges, but there will be their own rewards that are associated with the challenges and experiences.
  • Limited FTCA event discounts
    • The FTCA will be hosting events throughout the calendar year and will give exclusive discounts to each class of membership. The limitations on the discounts will be reflective of the class the member identifies with through paid membership. 
  • Access to exclusive class specific products
    • We all love swag, and we love the special edition stuff the most. As a paid member you will be able to access products that no one else has the opportunity to purchase. This access will be limited to the specific class in which you are a member of, whether Ground Crew or Air Crew.
  • Limited vendor, event and services discounts
    • There will be a wide variety of discounts that will be updated monthly from Sponsors and Partners of the FTCA. These discounts will range from store discounts to discounts on services and events provided by our supporters. It is our goal to exceed your monthly contributions with the perks offered. The estimated yearly value of the discounts for the Ground Crew will easily exceed $120 if exercised.

Aircrew

Being a member of the FTCA Air Crew brings a wider range of rewards than that of Ground Crew. Below is a list of perks that each member of the Air Crew can expect to receive, in addition to the perks of the previous class:

  • Access to all challenges and experiences
    • It is our desire to have quarterly, and then monthly (or more often), challenges and experiences that test the skills and talents of our membership. The challenges and experiences are intended to promote growth in the hobby through connecting around a common task. The relational value is really the focus in these challenges, but there will be their own rewards that are associated with the challenges and experiences.
  • Full FTCA event discounts
    • The FTCA will be hosting events throughout the calendar year and will give exclusive discounts to each class of membership. The limitations on the discounts will be reflective of the class the member identifies with through paid membership.
  • Access to all exclusive products
    • There will be no restricted access to the exclusive products offered by the FTCA. 
  • Full vendor, event and services discounts
    • There will be a wide variety of discounts that will be updated monthly from Sponsors and Partners of the FTCA. These discounts will range from store discounts to discounts on services and events provided by our supporters. It is our goal to exceed your monthly contributions with the perks offered. The estimated yearly value of the discounts for the Air Crew will easily exceed $240 if exercised.
  • *Future* access to optional FTCA Model Aviation Insurance*
    • It is the desire of the FTCA to be able to provide an acceptable form of insurance to act as the first line of defense in cases it is needed. We also plan to establish an extended coverage of insurance that will fulfill other industry standards in order to have coverage for non-FTCA events. The reality of this insurance option is completely dependent upon the membership of the FTCA. We must achieve a certain level before we can offer this insurance, and we need your help to do so.