A bit about Aloft Hobbies

Aloft Hobbies has been built from the ground up to supply quality products at very reasonable prices. Our goal is to sell hard to find unique items as well as the common everyday items at great prices. Unlike many other online shops, we will also offer a surprising level of customer service.

We use what we sell.

We strive to give you all the details and information on our products. We work closely with the manufacturers to improve our products should they be found lacking.

Our goals are very simple:

  • We want to bring exciting and fun products to market
  • Keep prices as low
  • Offer excellent customer service
  • Help the R/C Community remain a vibrant and fun place!


How this all started.

When I was 10 years old, my father gave me a Wanderer, a large wooden glider kit, as a gift. Earlier that year, we had watched some remote controlled gliders flying off the California coast, and the seed was planted. We just had to have one of these.

We slowly built that kit over a period of time and eventually finished it. The glider was loaded up and off we went to fly it at a local park. Well, it didn't last long, and we were soon picking up the pieces and heading home for a rebuild. After a few more attempts, we took it down to the coast and asked for some help from local fliers. I’ve been flying ever since.

I started riding my bike to the local hobby shops and checking out all of the cool stuff. Eventually I got a job at one in my college years, then off to a career. But I still flew and missed the hobby. One day I thought maybe I can sell a few planes on the side and make a little extra money for the hobby. It wasn't long before Aloft Hobbies had become my full time job, and eventually outgrew my garage. It has been a great challenge and a great honor to serve our customers and manufacturers.

Over all of these years there has been one constant in my flying hobby, the people! Nearly everyone I have shared air time with has been a warm, friendly and a helpful person. If I'm feeling down or frazzled by everyday life I know all I have to do is pick up a plane and get a little air time. Even better if I can drag some friends into going, and that usually isn't very hard to do.

See you in the air!