Dave relayed some new ideas about control, "Trust your plan and your inputs." When we started flying it worked! Times when I couldn't see the plane very well, trusted my inputs, and here she comes! Wow! By the third day I wasn't even looking at the plane, just where it was heading. I didn't need to know WHAT the plane was doing because I KNEW what I had told it to do. Flying was actually becoming FUN.
Dave Healy. Medford, OR
Each time I attend the school I'm even more impressed by how clearly you organize the lessons and how easy you make it to learn. How the maneuvers were flown seemed to be a closely guarded secret in the sport before I came to your school. Now, thanks to you, I feel I have the foundation to do just about anything with practice. Keep up the good work.
Robert Yeager. Casper, WY
I flew my Cap this last Saturday at our local airport and blew their minds. I started out with my vertical lines, then 1/2 reverse cubans, and a cuban 8 at center. Then a avalanche when I returned to show center. The winds were about 15 MPH blowing in at me. I did get a round of applause from the guys who were grounded due to the wind. Well that's my flight report one week after school.
James Boyden. Northwood, IA
I've learned from you that it is all about set-up, set-up, set-up. Without a proper set up everything else goes bad. If you are not set up right then you are always reacting to the fact that the plane will not track right or come out of the maneuver prepared for the next one.
Jim Procrass. Beverly Hills, CA
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the training and how much more I got that I didn't realize until I returned to the home field. My flying is with a purpose now and since I know what I'm doing wrong, plus how to fix it. I've changed the set up on a number of my other planes that didn't seem to " fly right " and now they are more like what we trained with and are much more comfortable to control.
I'm now flying in much stronger winds than before the course, in order to practice serious rudder corrections. Right now, I actually look forward to windy days more than quiet ones. As a result I went out with another electric I have in approx. 20plus knot winds. I was having so much fun I tore the servos out of the wings! Got to love this hobby.
Bela Ballo. Gates Mills, OH
Time and time again, both myself and my classmates realize how critical parallel lines and level wings are to conducting aerobatic maneuvers, and more importantly, providing the framework for a sequence of maneuvers. Thank you again for providing the methodology and framework of basic flying techniques that continue to build my confidence and experience in flying R/C aircraft.
Jeff Wallach. Dallas, TX
I flew yesterday for the first time since the flight school. Everything went perfect and I felt totally relaxed. I look forward to returning to take the next aerobatics course. I'm certainly "over the hump" and I now feel comfortable flying in any attitude. Thanks for the great time.
Lou Sardella. Sparks, MD
After another most productive week at your school, I now not only feel I have the foundation to learn any maneuver required for IMAC competition, but I'm confident I'll also place well.
Eddie Petterson. Pittsburgh, PA (Eddie finished 3rd in his first IMAC competition)
My son(Zach) and I attended one of your classes last summer and we had a great time. On the trip back, Zach said he liked it so much that he wanted to come back again year.
Terry Olson. Darien, IL
What a difference a little flight instruction makes!! Even my landings were better!! It is such a pleasure to fly the various maneuvers with competence. The school decals are going on my planes ASAP.
Marvin Jones. Prescot, AZ
I went up for the first time since taking the class. I am happy to report that I landed the Dirty Birdi for the first time, and I have been trying forever to land this thing. Yesterday, I landed it like it was nobody's business. I will get back to you about taking the advanced class.
Louis Holt. St. Louis, MO
My flying buddies joked, "Why would you pay money for a flight school when you can fly here for free?" However, my first time back at the club field a buddy commented that I was having a good day, and my regular flying buddies wanted to know what happened. I had not been capable of flying like this two weeks earlier. My last flight finished with a knife-edge pass across the field and cheers upon landing.
Ken Weddell. Freemont, MI
I'm working the rudder in my maneuvers. Amazing, it works back home just like at Dave's field <grin>. Now I'll practice bringing my maneuvers closer and lower, just like you said I would. Thanks again.
Mike Guncheon. Eagan, MN
The day I got back from the Basic aerobatic class one of the really good Pattern guys asked me to show him what I could do. I flew three sequences as best I could in a 15 MPH crosswind. Kind of blew him away. He said....'WHERE did you learn to fly like that? That is something I almost never see in this Club!'. I told him my heritage with the DAS system, and he just smiled and said......good!
Jeff Wallach. Dallas, TX