Hi, just as a matter of introduction, I'm Don Day, one of the administrators over at the Gauge, the train forum that Peter moved here a few weeks ago.:-D I have a basic question that never has been answered regarding flying R/C planes. When I retired, I thought that R/C planes would be something neat to spend my free time doing. I watched every episode of Chris Chianneli on the DYI channel and noticed he referred to having a license, but he never once mentioned how, or what is required to get one. One day I stopped by my local hobby shop and asked this question of the guy there, and I got such a rude reception and remark as he turned and walked away, that I decided that trains wouldn't be such a bad hobby after all. No license required and I can do everything at home and I had an equal fascination for trains as well.:thumb: So, just out of curiosity, and in the event someone else might want to know, what is actually required of someone before they can apply for a R/C flying license, and how does one go about getting one? Does one go to classes to qualify? Is there some sort of field test, or what? I guess the store clerk was more interested in immediate sales rather than cultivating a long-term customer.:???: BTW, come on over to our forums and look around, we're a friendly group and we'd like to get to know our new neighbors.