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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

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.

What can I say that hasn't been said a thousand times over.
You have instilled a ton of confidence in Diane and me.  Words can’t express how happy I am that there will no longer be a hole in my wallet due to replacement parts!

Dan and Diane Gross.

I would highly recommend the Flight School to anyone who wanted to learn to fly in a very short period of time without crashing a number of planes.

William Reynolds.
Alpena, MI



Preparation I Professionalism I Proven Results


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

The principle emphasis of the training is 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 100% of 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


1800th Student Trained!
Cal Wick's post class report...

Thank you so much for a great week! The amount of learning each day went far beyond my expectations. I was particularly pleased when you pointed out the first day all the unnecessary corrections that had crept into my flying that I was not even aware of.  I’ll never forget how quickly I went from making twenty or more corrections while trying to maintain a parallel line to only needing two or three small nudge corrections. Boy does that ever make flying easier! Read more
New Addendums to One Week To Solo and
Heli Flight Training manuals addressing influence
of 3-axis gyro stabilization on manual content
One Week To Solo Addendum
Heli Flight Training Addendum


Pilots overwhelmingly credit 1st U.S. R/C
Flight School's new Airplane & Radio Setup

manual for improving their flying
"I want to tell you that I really benefited from your two books, Airplane and Radio Setup and One Week to Solo. When I started flying R/C many years ago my training reflected many of the statements that you made in your books; i.e., I had no ground school and just started flying with a club instructor without having much knowledge about how the airplane flew." Read more
Essential Setup Considerations
There's probably no other subject with more varied opinions than how to best set up an airplane. Yet, if you could rank all the different setup methodologies based on the results obtained within fixed time period, you would quickly discover that certain setups promote faster rates of learning and better results better than others.
Learn more

Choosing the Right Airplane for You
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

Crosswind Landing Techniques
Since the early days of R/C flying pilots have been giving others landing advice, particularly if there is any sort of wind involved. However, some have recently been getting it backwards when they state that during a normal landing the ailerons should be used to keep the wings level, and the rudder should be used to steer the plane as it approaches the runway. Learn more
Rolls & Cubans
Pilots who have become comfortable with basic maneuvering will enjoy this next phase of maneuvers aimed at elevating a pilot's skills and sense of accomplishment. Learn more

Tips on Fostering a More Effective Club in the Modern Era - Parts I & II
Whether large or small, successful R/C clubs all share similar (easily copied) characteristics. Read more

Teaching Control v/s Reacting
It’s always been assumed that learning at every skill level hinges on a lot of stick-time, a.k.a., “paying your dues”, and crashing is part of the learning process. While simulators can help people learn with fewer crashes, student pilots need proper guidance to learn to fly correctly. Read more
Optimum Transmitter Handling
While individual opinions vary regarding the “best” transmitter handling techniques, it's safe to say that few people have objectively compared them all. Rather, most pilots simply use whatever they have become accustomed to. But if you did compare all the different techniques, you would discover that certain methods promote greater consistency and therefore faster learning. 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

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

What a difference knowing how to execute the maneuvers beforehand has made on my practice and understanding where I need to improve. You had given me something that I didn't expect - CONFIDENCE! Thanks for a VERY enjoyable season of flying and learning.

Dave Coutie. 
Oshawa, Canada

I get comments all the time from people that have used your techniques saying how much they’ve helped them.  They say that so many things never really made sense, but after your explanations, they now make perfect sense. Keep doing what you’re doing! Truly working!

Seth Arnold. 
XFC & IMAC Champion

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