The flight school has a wide range of airplanes optimized for training at every skill level. This includes large-scale gasoline powered models for those who prefer to train on an airplane that has the smell and feel of the gas airplane they fly at home. However, the significant vibration inherent with larger gasoline engines along with higher loads on the airframes, hinges, servos gears, etc., takes a toll. The amount of maintenance and replacement part costs incurred when flying a gas airplane in the class is therefore higher compared to an electric or mid-size glow engine powered airplane.
If you appreciate the opportunity to fly a larger gas powered plane while attending the flight school, please consider making an additional contribution to go toward the higher operating costs. The fact is, the instructor enjoys flying gas, so the choice is up to each student, and in no way is anyone obligated to do so.
Those who wish to fly their own gasoline powered model during the course are welcome to do so. Their use in the course will be handled on a case-by-case basis due to the logistics of possibly having to relocate to a more remote flying site to accommodate the increased noise when using Pitts style exhausts.