There is nothing more convenient than learning to fly in the comfort of your home. It's the best way to hone your R/C skills.
Phoenix RC Simulator
Phoenix RC Flight Simulators are realistic flight sims that will teach you how to fly an RC airplane, without the expense of crashing the real thing while you learn. Phoenix is available in a version with a real RC transmitter, or in a version where you use your own transmitter. Phoenix has over 100 beautifully modeled and realistic aircraft (including autogyros).