Dave is both very patient and very thorough in his instruction. Dave's friendly approach instilled confidence and 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.
Bill Felton. Apex, NC
I think you should stop calling yourself an instructor and begin calling yourself a teacher, coach, and inspirator. 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. If anyone had told me that a person who had never flown R/C could solo in just 4 days, I simply would not have believed it - I do now!
Faye Stilley. Wilton, CT
To put it short, your program works and it gave me the confidence to fly when I got back home. I would readily suggest your course to other people like myself whose schedules do not permit sustained weekend after weekend flying to build proficiency. The 5 days I spent with you represented several summers worth of regular training.
Jeffrey Steinberg. Chessnut Hill, MA
Thanks for the confidence building week. I wasn't sure if I would be able to do aerobatic maneuvers but your building block teaching process and fundamentals first approach really helped me to learn quickly and see that I could become a good aerobatic pilot. This class has been a wonderful experience and your guidance has instilled a real sense of confidence that I would not have found trying to learn it at home.
Darrell Decker. Harwinton, CT
My goal in attending the Flight School was to be able to Take off - fly comfortably and land the airplane in one place. The objective was achieved during the five day course. 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
The course totally exceeded my expectations, and I had high expectations. 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!!! Please feel free to have anyone who wants confirmation of your courses worth to email me. I will tell them that it is the best $ I have ever spent in the hobby.
Steve Storman. Harrington Park, NJ
Thanks to your training I had a great summer going to the field each day with a specific goal. By fall I realized that you had given me something that I didn't expect - CONFIDENCE! I was no longer nervous about any aspect of flying. Thanks for a VERY enjoyable season of flying and learning.
Dave Coutie. Oshawa, CAN
First, I have to say last week was phenomenal! After not having a transmitter in my hands for over 12 years, I was amazed at how well I did, but that was all you. Since returning home I no longer get nervous when I fly, I've been excited about the experience you provided. Thanks again for the awesome class, especially the crosswind flying and landings!
Thank you for a great four days of flying. I brought back a lot of things to work on but more importantly a new sense of confidence. Your teaching method of starting the course on Day 1 with a special emphasis on cementing the "basics" and building from there during the week clicked for me!
Dick Dooley. Jacksonville, FL
By constantly telling myself the things I learned while I was at the school I’m no longer nervous and I am becoming much more comfortable flying near the ground which was a real hurdle for me before the school. The guys at the field really noticed a difference and made many compliments so I must be doing something right.
Perry Tamarra. Snohomish, WA
I left your course with a feeling of confidence and especially awareness of what R/C flying is all about and the reasons why we do or avoid certain movements. Your ability to connect with the student and at the same time with the other students in the class is a corner stone of your course.
Jim Kropelin. Lewiston, New York
Your basic course has totally changed my future in this hobby. It took almost two seasons for me to solo at the local field. I was extremely tense when attempting to fly and it was very rare that I returned home from a day at the field without damaging my plane through repeated crashes. What a difference after attending your basic course; I’m now relaxed and having FUN. All the subsequent flights to date have been uneventful. The flying has been great and all of my landings have “floated” in, straight down the center of the runway! Some of the flights were even easy, it’s WONDERFUL.
Mark Bennett. Indianapolis, IN
Many thanks for a terrific class! It provided me with much more confidence to fly low, slow, level approaches to landings. The high winds also gave excellent practice flying precision flight patterns. I am putting a check in the mail today for next years aerobatic class.
John Skillicorn. Mora, MN
My flights keep getting better each time out since the week at your school. I am increasingly more confident and more relaxed flying. The techniques you’ve taught me are just what I needed to become an independent flyer. Thanks again for being a great instructor.
Tom Nelson. Streamwood, IL
My confidence has really built up now that I know ahead what to do versus burning holes in the sky.
Thanks for a wonderful week of learning. Your ability as an instructor to communicate in either the classroom or practical environment is a wonderful talent. I was excited to come to the school, and now I’m even more excited to start flying back home.
Bill Sneddon. Waretown, NJ
Thanks for another great training session! Your step by step building building process is terrific. Your discussions and handouts do a good job of reinforcing what we are doing. I especially appreciated the time you took to set up my plane and then fly it with me. Your explanations that applied to all our planes was a huge confidence builder for me.
Dick Pleister. Milwaukee, WI
I would once again like to thank you for the instruction. I learned a lot and had a blast. I've got 30 flights in to date with no repairs. Money well spent! I am missing the Wisconsin winds! Flew one day in approx. 20 MPH crosswinds since I've been back. A scant breeze after the course. I will highly recommend your school to any student.
Kevin Klaus. Hardin, IL
Your guidance has sure added a whole new level of comfort and quality to my flying.