Before you go fly and get into trouble, there are inexpensive community college courses that cover what you need to know. There are also online courses, and plenty of you tube tutorials. Don't forget to register your sUAV (small unmanned aerial vehicle) with the FAA if it weighs more than .55lbs.
I concur with Ron to join a local flying club (I belong to two). However, I would talk to club members before you join since some clubs have few, if any, quad-copter pilots. Still, while most fly fixed wing or helicopter models, they can help you learn the ropes of model aircraft flying.