RC Flying Bootcamps Kent

Paddock Wood, Kent

  • Learn how to fly model planes
  • RC flying bootcamps in Kent
  • Half, full & weekend sessions
  • Stay on site for a fun weekend!


What's Included

  • RC Bootcamp learning how to fly radio controlled aircraft
  • Tuition from experienced instructors
  • Build the skills and confidence to fly the aircraft using realistic computer simulators
  • Each bootcamp will provide the maximum possible amount of airtime with the aircraft models
  • Refreshments are included
  • You will form part of a group of up to 16 participants

Half Day Camp

  • Two flying sessions providing at least 6 flights
  • Sessions start at 09:00 finishing at 13:00

Full Day Camp

  • Four flying sessions providing at least 12 flights
  • Sessions start at 09:00 finishing at 17:30
  • Break for lunch (not included) please bring a packed lunch

Weekend Camp

  • Provides at least 24 flights, flying demonstrations and lots of tip and advise
  • Runs from Friday evening at 16:00 through to Sunday evening at 17:30
  • Accommodation for weekend camps is in your own tent, caravan or motorhome
  • All meals are self catered however some drinks and refreshments are provided

What Can I Expect

Book your place on the RC Flying Bootcamp in Kent! This is your chance to have a go at flying radio controlled model aircraft with half-day, full-day and weekend bootcamps in the heart of Kent near Paddock Wood.

RC flying (or aeromodelling as your Dad might call it!) has been around for decades. Scale models of aircraft are flown using hand-held controllers (often just called ‘radios’). It’s like flying for real, but in miniature.

The controllers have sticks that control throttle, elevators, ailerons and rudder. By moving the sticks, signals are transmitted to the receivers built into the model plane, which in turn send signals to the servos that do the actual movements/controls on the motor and flaps on the model aircraft.

The RC pilot handles taxiing, take off and climb just like a real plane. Once your RC model plane is up and flying, adept pilots can then execute some serious aerobatics with the right aircraft. It’s pretty amazing to watch and even better fun when it’s you flying!

And that is what these RC flying bootcamps are all about. Hosts Dan and Dave designed them specifically to get youngsters (and the big kid parents!) involved in a new hobby. Way better than playing on your phone all day, you will be the one controlling this actual radio controlled aircraft as it whizzes around the Kentish skies.

In case you’re wondering, the model planes used for these bootcamps for beginners are actually dual-controlled using a ‘buddy box’ and you’ll be flying in complete legality on private land at Paddock Wood, so it’s all very safe and secure.

What’s more, if you book for the weekend bootcamp, you are invited to stay on site and you bring along your tent, caravan or motorhome for a full weekend of RC flying fun in Kent!


  • Vouchers are valid for one of the following 2024 dates, subject to availability
  • If the forecast is deemed to be unsuitable 72 hours prior to the bootcamp, it will be re-scheduled

2024 Schedule

Half & Full Day Camp

  • May Saturday 18th
  • June: Saturday 8th & 29th
  • July: Saturday 27th

Weekend Bootcamp

  • June: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th and Friday 28th to Sunday 30th
  • July: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th


  • At a private site near Paddock Wood in Kent
  • Full details will be provided when booking your date

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 6
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult


  • Spectators are welcome on half and full day camps
  • For weekend bootcamps a spectator charge of £20 per person applies to cover the provision of facilities (payable locally)

Anything Else

  • Event toilets are available on site
  • Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn
  • Sunglasses and a hat are recommended

Weekend Bootcamp

  • Participants will need to bring facilities for camping & cooking (tent, caravan or motorhome), food & drink for the weekend
  • You will be camping in a large (5 acre) camping paddock with plenty of room to relax or kick a ball about
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