When I called AMA to research your school they gave you seven stars out of five! The school met and exceeded all my expectations and my first Solos back home were text book.
Joseph Balabon. Mays Landing, NJ
Dave is both very patient and very thorough in his instruction, and I felt he had a true concern for my understanding of the information. Dave has the student focus on making prescribed controls inputs and
the aircraft follows along - versus reacting to the airplane and always being one step behind it. Dave's friendly approach made the lessons easy to learn and the training flights allowed us to immediately put his techniques to use, get feedback, and continue on. I've now successfully flown 21 flights on my own. I hope to return to Wisconsin for an aerobatics course.
Bill Felton. Apex, NC
You are quick to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each individual and work with them on an individual basis to make them successful. In addition, I believe you have the patience of Job and the teaching wisdom of Solomon. In a nutshell, I don’t believe there is another RC instructor that could even come close to your quality of instruction.
Perry Tamarra. Snohomish, WA
I have never met a more capable instructor in any discipline. Dave knows his stuff backwards and forward. Dave is also a man of infinite patience. Infinite. There were times when I just knew he’d lose it and start yelling, but nothing more than a calm, soft voice. The voice of reason.
Dave Healy. Medford, OR
Dave Scott is a SUPERB teacher, with "nerves of steel" and a quiet, relaxed manner that leads to early confidence in flying. Prior to each flight Dave would explain exactly what we were going to accomplish and why. After each flight Dave critiqued it (always most politely) at which time he explained what happened and why. The student's only concern is to learn, and have fun while learning. The tuition is far too low for the results obtained-approximately 30 solo "takeoffs" and "landings" each, by myself and my son before the week was over!!! After 5 days in class, I have completely revised the approach I will take with respect to the equipment and the type of aircraft I will build. Even if you exclude stick-time, the school was cost effective.
Tony Fassi. Palm Beach, FL
I've attended numerous institutions of higher learning and I can say that based on the program you have developed and the way you present it and your concern for the students' success you are the best teacher I have ever had!
Dr. Hubert Aeaton. Wilmington, NC
I've heard club members ask why would anyone pay for RC flight training when he can be taught in his club for free? I have attended several clubs and have not seen anything that resembles the professionalism, amount of thought, enthusiasm, and the personal attention that you bring to training your students.
Joe Thompson. Palm City, FL
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
I needed concentrated training. So, I decided to attend the 1st US R/C Flight School in Shawano, Wisconsin. Dave has an extraordinary amount of patience and he had the ability to keep calm during all of out student flying sessions. He never appeared ruffled or irritated at our repeated mistakes, I just couldn't believe this.
Al Reynolds. Cheyenne, WY
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
It's official Dave. It all came together to allow me to Solo. What a rush! I even landed the plane on the runway in front of an audience of 3 other club members. The combination of concentrated training, emphasis on fundamentals, and your infinite patience has enabled me to be successful. Thanks.
Archie Paez. Jacksonville, FL
The school has been one of the best time investments I've made in years. You're very professional and structured classroom setting complimented the flying time you individually tailored to the student. You have succeeded in establishing the foundation that every pilot needs in order to be successful.
Mike Anthony. Naperville, IL
I can't thank you enough! We all were highly satisfied with your course and are still amazed at how you can tailor the instruction for each of us separately. I can't imagine that you could have made a more thorough or professional effort. My primary reason for coming to your school was to gain enough confidence so as to look forward to and enjoy flying, which goal was certainly achieved. I would highly recommend your course to anyone learning to fly and wanting to be a proficient pilot.
Ernest Waud. Lake Forest, IL
As I participated in your program over 5 days, I honestly could not think of a single way to make your program better. You tailored a program to my specific needs, recognized the areas I needed work, helped me to confront my issues, and then directed me on to my next R/C adventure. I greatly exceeded what I thought I could possibly learn to do. Soloing the third day, doing barrel rolls, loops and Immalmanns on the fifth day was awesome!
Robert Delaurentis. San Diego, CA
I really appreciated the opportunity to attend your class. We finished your class on a Friday, and the following Monday I was at the field FLYING!!!!! No help, just preflight, takeoff, fly in comfortable view, and beautiful landings!!!!! You are the best!!!!! One of the old hands at my field came over to say that I was flying beautifully!!!! Last week I took out my MidStar 40 and flew it flawlessly. Your calm demeanor, tremendous knowledge, and proven system, coupled with your great dedication and personality made flying easy and fun! I can't wait to come and see you next year, my skills have already improved exponentially, thanks to you!!!
Don Fletcher. Louisville, KY
I just got back from my first time out on the Somethin' Extra since the course. I think people were quite surprised. I had multiple people comment "Doc's been practicing" and even the "nice flying airplane"!! Worth it's weight in gold. It is refreshing to meet someone who knows what they are doing and even more importantly how to share their wisdom. Your attitude, patience, and example are to be commended.
Bela Ballo. Gates Mills, OH
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful instructor you are. As more time passes I reflect on the super duper time I had in your class! You are a real pro. The school was the best $---- I have ever spent!
Rachel Hall. Berkeley, CA
One of the most important things I took away from the school is the need to do an after flight analysis to decide where I can improve. You are an excellent teacher. Very competent, very professional, and very enthusiastic. You made the somewhat arduous task of learning to fly fun.
Joe Thompson. Palm City, FL
Great week. What a different frame of mind I'm now in than I was a week ago. The individual attention you gave (I noticed the notes you kept on our performance through the week) made the coaching even more focussed and effective.
Bob Peterson. Dunstable, MA
My brother and I are both very pleased with our progress throughout the week long session. We have, and will continue to recommend your flight school to those looking for this type of concentrated, personal attention in sharpening their skills.
Gary Smith. Springfield, IN
You have provided the basis from which I have been able to move ahead and perfect what you so skillfully and patiently taught me. Thanks to your instruction I'm able to anticipate the maneuvers and what corrections to make to do them better. I'm amazed by how quickly I’ve progressed. You have an amazing way of teaching the basics and also stressing the finer points to achieve perfection without making it a grueling task. In addition to flying, the information you provided on equipment selection, setups, and what works would take years of experimenting to achieve. You debunk the myths.
Jim Hahn. Birnamwood, WI
Because of the organization of the material, tailoring the lessons to the pupils needs and your constant input, my learning curve rose steadily and left me with the confidence and complete satisfaction that I could master the aerobatics routine at my home flying field.
Jim Kropelin. Lewiston, NY