I have suggested that you go the a local R/C club and visit their flying field. Find out when they are having a “Fun Fly” and go watch all the flying action. Another way to see what radio controlled model flying is all about, is to find out who is a member of the club that would be willing to have you join him/her for a practice session. That way you may even have an opportunity to get in a little air time for yourself. This can be a real learning experience and a lot of fun.
Another thing you can do to learn more is check out the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics). This is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote model aviation. You should learm about joining the organization and supporting their effort. The AMA provides liability insurance for model aviation to protect you in the event of an accident. They are also the charter organization for model airplane clubs and they will provide you with a list of clubs in your area. AMA web site
Before you leave today, have a look at some of the strange things you might see at the R/C flying field. Do people really jump out of a perfectly safe airplane? And how about having this guy cut your grass? See you next time.