"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."
"I learned more after the first two flights at your school than I had in three years at my club."
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.
St. Agatha, ONT
What an awesome experience.
I can’t believe how much my flying improved in such a short amount of time.
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.
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.
After your primary solo course my R/C club of 150+ members awarded me "Most Improved Flyer of the Year 2010".
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.
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.
Your observations, consistency, patience, and abundant positive energy to instill progress are inspirational and will serve this student well for years to come.
The guys at the field really noticed a difference and made many compliments after I took your course. Thanks for all your help.
The course, the equipment and your teaching were all excellent, even better than your site promised!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
After making the adjustments you suggested to my my 35cc Extra, I just couldn't get over how much smoother it was!
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.
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.
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 superior habits that will enable you 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
|1600th student trained, John Moschini, describes his 1st U.S. R/C Flight School
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| Pilots overwhelmingly credit 1st U.S. R/C
new Airplane & Radio Setup manual
for improving their flying
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
you get the most out of
equipment and potential
in the air! Learn more
1st U.S. R/C Flight School instructor
launches Scott Airshows (full-scale)
Combining an amazing personal story of innovation and perseverance with a routine featuring continuous action, crisp precision, and constant variety, to produce an airshow performance that blows the doors off the usual barrage of tumbling and stock maneuvers seen at most airshows. 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
|KCrosswind 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
|HELI FLIGHT SCHOOL
Pilots who have become
comfortable with basic maneuvering
while hovering will enjoy this next phase of
maneuvers aimed at
elevating a pilot's skills and sense of accomplishment. Learn 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,
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."
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!!!"
Harrington Park, NJ
"Thanks to your training, I'm enjoying flying instead of trying to keep up with the plane.
"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."
You are not only a great teacher, but a very dedicated professional
who knows how to inspire your students to "reach for the sky".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
XFC & IMAC Champion