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"The school met or exceeded every expectation. I notice steady improvements each time I fly and this is something I just wasn't experiencing prior to your courses."

Daniel Hammon.
Bountiful, UT

"I learned more after the first two flights at your school than I had in three years at my club."

Neil Reynolds.
Peterboroug, ONT

It was a wonderful week, filled with more accomplishment than I could have imagined. I now have a repertoire to practice and master that will keep my flying days full for many years.

Doug Crowne.
St. Agatha, ONT

What an awesome experience.
I can’t believe how much my flying improved in such a short amount of time.

Kevin Brice.
Milwaukee, WI

Dave helps pilots see the forest through the trees and learn what will take years to come by on your own. Why re-invent the wheel when you can take from his years of instruction, and build on it from there.

Pride Grimm.
High Point, NC

As a result of taking the course, I now fly with a purpose, and when I do something wrong, I now know how to fix it.

Rick Jackson.
Evansville, IN

After your primary solo course my R/C club of 150+ members awarded me "Most Improved Flyer of the Year 2010".

Len Petkun.
Indian Hill, OH

My flying is getting better and better every day. I attribute that directly to the foundation I received from your excellent training.

Ed Petterson.
Export, PA

Dave has almost unlimited patience. His manner and calm reactions to any flying situation is one of the keys to the success of the students. It was well worth the investment and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to fly properly.

Brad Moss.
Cleveland, OH

Your observations, consistency, patience, and abundant positive energy to instill progress are inspirational and will serve this student well for years to come.

David Sciortino.
Tucson, AZ

The guys at the field really noticed a difference and made many compliments after I took your course. Thanks for all your help.

Perry Tamarra.
Snohomish, WA

The course, the equipment and your teaching were all excellent, even better than your site promised!

Gary Demchick.
Acworth, GA

The basic aerobatic course served as a great foundation for the future. It's been noticed at the club that I now fly "with purpose" and not just to burn fuel. Because of your instruction and insight, my flying this season has improved by leaps and bounds. 

Howard Kelley.
Montgomery, MA

I don't hesitate to fly in the wind after flying in 15 and 20+ winds during the course. I learned more in one week at your school than I had in the previous 20+ years of RC!

Bob O'Connor

I "tuned up" my airplanes per your instruction and they now fly much much better. Club members are not only complimenting a "good flying plane" but also a "good landing plane".  My fellow pilots decided to copy my setup when they saw how little effect the wind had on my plane and they were amazed by how much easier their planes flew.

Mark McCoy.

By following Dave's timeless setup principals, you can create a rock solid setup foundation for your plane, which will then allow you concentrate on learning to fly the maneuvers that you most enjoy without the plane getting in the way of your progress.

Noel Proctor.
Tucson, AZ

THANK YOU for your sincere and professional teaching techniques used in your Advanced Aerobatics School. Not only do I appreciate your dedication to making sure every point and question is covered, but your D.A.S. system study guide is like getting a refresher course any time I desire.

Seth Arnold.
Champaign, IL

After making the adjustments you suggested to my my 35cc Extra, I just couldn't get over how much smoother it was!

Bill Pura. 
Manitoba, CAN

Thank you for a great four days of flying. Your emphasis on cementing the "basics" and building from there during the week clicked for me! I brought back an important new sense of confidence.

Dick Dooley.
Jacksonville, FL

Because of 15-20 mph winds people were amazed that I would even attempt to fly, but I just kept remembering what you taught, and finished my flight with a pretty good landing. I couldn't be more pleased with what I got out of the school.

Dan Sprung.
Bergen, NY




Preparation - Professionalism - Proven Results

1st U.S. R/C Flight School is the world's #1 source for accelerated professional R/C flight instruction. Our systematic courses provide both new and experienced pilots the opportunity to learn to fly better and develop optimum habits that will enable you to more fully enjoy the sport year after year.

The principle emphasis in your training will be hands-on flight experience at the side of the world's most experienced R/C flight instructor, Dave Scott. Utilizing his building-block training system, pilots are taught to proactively control the airplane instead of reacting to it, resulting in a 98% solo success rate and aerobatic students achieving in only days what traditionally takes years.

Consider all the benefits, and then choose with confidence 1st U.S. R/C Flight School for all your training needs: Basic Solo Course - Aerobatics Courses



1st U.S. R/C Flight School trains
1600th student, John Moschini!

"I enjoyed your fresh style of instructing, with the basic building blocks to help us overcome the years of bad habits.  I believe your program is great value and very useful to anyone that really wants to quickly take it to the next level."
Read John's Review

New Resource:
1st U.S. R/C Flight School's
Airplane & Radio Setup

Featuring the essential setup techniques developed during the professional instruction, setup, and test flying of over 1000 airplanes at 1st U.S. R/C Flight School, Airplane & Radio Setup is the perfect guide to ensure that you get the most out of your equipment and potential in the air!
Learn more

1st U.S. R/C Flight School instructor
launches Scott Airshows (full-scale)

Combine an amazing personal story of innovation and perseverance with a routine featuring continuous action, crisp precision, and constant variety, and the result is an airshow performance that blows the doors off the usual barrage of tumbling and stock maneuvers seen at most airshows. Read more


Aileron-Rudder Mixing
Nearly 100% of computer radios today feature Aileron-Rudder (A/R) mixing to reduce adverse yaw, i.e., the inherent opposite yaw or skid that is especially pronounced during aileron deflections on flat-bottomed wing aircraft, such as those used for primary flight training. As the name implies, adverse yaw is an adverse or unfavorable condition that, among other things, inhibits progress. Learn more


Airplane Guidelines
The most frequent request that 1st U.S. R/C Flight School receives is for airplane recommendations. In many cases, people are confused when trying to make smart buying decisions amidst all the “best” claims and widespread promises that they will soon fly like a pro if they purchase “X” airplane. Of course, how well an airplane flies is subjective depending on the skill level of the pilot and other factors. Learn more

Control-v/s-Reacting to the Plane
Ideally, before practicing any new skill one would acquire the proper understanding of the technique involved, but that’s not how most people learn to fly R/C. Many of us received informal instruction from a recreational instructor with little or no pre-flight preparation. It’s therefore always been assumed that learning at every skill level hinges on a lot of stick-time and pretty good reflexes and eyesight. Since most people are inclined to instruct others the way that they learned, generations of flyers have been brought up reacting to the airplane using the trial and error approach and presuming that crashing is part of the learning process, a.k.a., “paying your dues”. Learn more
Hover Training: Maneuvering
Maneuvering a collective (adjustable) pitch helicopter takes the analogy comparing heli flying to balancing a marble on top of a bowling ball to a whole new level, but it’s made less challenging when you understand the proper control techniques beforehand. Learn more
Preparing for Training Success!
A former AMA president once said, “If you ask each of the 2000+ clubs about instruction programs, the overwhelming majority would respond by saying, "Sure, we provide help for the newcomer." All too often though, little thought is given to how the instruction is structured. There just seems to be an ultimate goal; learning to fly, but without a road map to get there. If you did have a more organized approach, in the long haul you would have safer flying and keep members longer. In the end, you will create a better club.” Read more
Landing Setup & Wind Tips
Most pilots have been led to believe that stick time and getting better at making corrections are the main requirements for better landings, and thus little thought is given to how they land or whether they are flying correctly. As a consequence, most pilots end up making 3 to 4 times more control inputs than what is required when the landing is set up properly. Read more



There's no shortage of sources telling pilots what to do,
but only 1st U.S. R/C Flight School can teach you HOW
to fly better in the shortest amount of time!




"To put it short, your program works and it gave me the confidence to fly when I got back home. The 5 days I spent with you represented several summers worth of regular training."

Jeffrey Steinberg.
Chessnut Hill, MA

"I now have the confidence that I am totally in control of my plane. The DAS system just can't be that simple, and yet it is!!!"

Steve Storman.
Harrington Park, NJ

"Thanks to your training, I'm enjoying flying instead of trying to keep up with the plane.

Sam Stimson.
Austin, TX

"Those 4 days rejuvenated my interest and desire to improve. You are an incredible teacher, who mixes the right amount of enthusiasm with an enormous knowledge of flight."

Herb Carpenter.
Plattsburgh, NY

You are not only a great teacher, but a very dedicated professional who knows how to inspire your students to "reach for the sky".

Michal McClure.
Lake Forest, IL

Dave is the top expert at explaining how to fly model airplanes. David's series of books are a must-have for any serious RC pilot.

Chief Editor.
Model Airplane News.

Since the class I have more confidence in my flying abilities and I am more relaxed and enjoy the sport more than ever. My investment in Dave Scott's class was the best thing I have done to improve my flying.

Dean Ehn.
Boulder, CO

I'm much more comfortable flying near the ground which was a real hurdle for me before the school. Your crawl, walk, run teaching approach coupled with your aeronautical knowledge makes the school and instruction the highest quality available.

Perry Tamarra.
Snohomish, WA

The way you have structured your course, from simple to complex, is educationally sound and it works. Your teaching and coaching ability is however, the thing that brings it all together. Your explanations before the flights and during the flights eliminated the usual disorientation and lack of control.

Faye Stilley.
Wilton, CT

Having been a full-scale instructor for over 25 years I can truthfully say your method of RC instruction is superb and effective. I believe your class should be mandatory for anyone wishing to excel.

Romeo Bachand.
Mundelein, IL

I can honestly say that I have never been more satisfied with any investment of my time, energy and money than I am with the training provided by your school.

Bob Kohler.
Cedarburg, WI

Your instruction technique is terrific. Your patience is beyond belief. I would not hesitate one moment to recommend your training course. It took me 30 years to get to your school and you had me flying solo in three days. Thank you again & again & again!!!!!!!!

Jim Heinz.
Polo, IL

Of all the education courses I have taken over my life, yours was the very best.  I cannot remember having a more organized and influential instructor. 

Frank George.
Eagle Creek, OR

I couldn't be happier with all that you taught us.  I have a new found confidence and am no longer behind my plane.  I now have a plan before I fly and stick to it.

Eric Tadlock.
Kingston, TN

I changed my plane and radio setups based on what we learned in class and now they fly like they are on rails versus bouncing all over the sky just a week prior.

Glen Spaulding.
Lebanon, KY

I enjoyed your fresh style of instructing, with the basic building blocks to help us overcome years of bad habits.  I believe your program is a great value and very useful to anyone that really wants to take it to the next level.

John Moschini. 
Oakville, Ontario

I cannot even begin to count how many light years ahead I am now compared to where I was before Dave's class. I wouldn't even recognize myself if I went back in time. My goal now is to compete nationally and win. I just cannot thank Dave enough for everything he instilled in me.

Tucson, AZ

When I returned from your course, one person who was previously near my skill level said, "That school really made a difference." Another very good pilot said, "You did a great job putting several maneuvers together." Bubba even said, "You're flying great."

Calhoun Wick.
Montchanin, DE

I honestly didn’t know how you were going to exceed my expectations in this class in comparison to the quantum leap in the basic class, but you did. Your business card claims World Leader in R/C Flight Training--I agree and would add Premier R/C Flight School.

Jim Hahn.
Bernumwood, WI

Last week was the best session yet for me! Your professionalism, dedication and PATIENCE is much appreciated Dave. The sign of a great teacher!  Thanks for everything.  

Steve Bradford. MO


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