We all know that in order to keep our hobby alive we have to bring new life into the group. One way my club does that is to have a buddy box day. Each member of the club brings a trainer plane (if they have one) that can be connected to a buddy box. We make the announcement in the local newspaper or at events that some members of our club are attending. This year, just a week before we put on an RC demonstration at a local airshow and made the announcement about buddy box day there. This produced a rather large turnout of newcomers who wanted to try their hand at flying an RC plane.
We would like to find out how your club attracts new pilots—what programs do you have in place? Click on the link below to leave a comment on what events or programs your club does to get new recruits. We could all learn new and better ways to get new blood into the hobby.