What do we do?
Skids n skills offer a complete range of services for the radio controlled model heli flyer. We cater for the beginner to the hobby by offering a setup service and flying lessons structured solely for the beginner. This includes showing the pupil how to set up his own model for basic flying through to basic flying lessons, structured so that the pupil progresses at a steady rate without too much confusion in the early stages of learning to fly.
The flying school uses the thunder tiger raptor 30 helicopter which has proven to be a reliable and stable machine for the pupil to learn on. To give the pupil more confidence a buddy box system is used - we feel that the pupil will progress at a faster rate with this system. We can also give beginners flying tuition on their own machines where if possible a buddy box system will be used.
Your Instructor - Noel Cross
Your instructor is an ex British and Scottish national F3C (model helicopter aerobatics) champion, with 36 years experience of flying model helicopters. We offer various training courses from learning to hover all the way to circuit work and aerobatics up to an F3C standard.
We can also cater for the pilot who wishes to achieve his bmfa 'A' or 'B' certificate. So if you feel you are ready for your first loop or roll, or you want to learn advanced hovering (nose in, pirouettes, etc.) we can cater for all this either on your own machine or on the school machines. Once again a buddy box system will be used as much as possible.
Try before you buy - If you are interested in model helicopters but not sure about buying we can offer a try before you buy service, this will normally involve an hour or two on the school helis with an explanation on how a helicopter flies,for ic models starting the engine tuning your engine selecting fuel and glowplug etc for electric models we can advise on chargers lipo,s and give a general explanation on electric flight and flying.
We also offer a setup service where you can book the model in with us and have it set up to suit your abilities, if the customer wishes he can be present so that they can learn about setting the model up. We can cater for all levels of skill from the beginner to someone who wants to learn about aerobatic setups.
Coupled to these services we can offer a repair service - if you haven't any time to repair your heli then we can do it for you - this will include the repair of the model and a setup and test flight.
We also offer a build service where the model will be built to your specification; this also includes setup and test flying.
We can offer flying lessons on an hourly rate or on a block booking to suit the time that you have available to you. If you want to book consecutive days at the school we can arrange bed and breakfast in the local area. We are based at Banbury in North Oxfordshire just a short distance from Junction 11 and 12 of the M40 motorway.
For all bookings or further information please ring 01295 264 072
Mobile 07790 878 635