After reading the first section of the manual (precise turning), my understanding of the input sequence and the flight results is much clearer, and my turns are more level and more uniform (I was previously combining aileron and elevator; the concept of the neutral stick position was unknown to me, as was its value). If that is an indication of things to come (and I believe it is), my future looks brighter than at any time since I started it four years ago. Out of the hundreds and hundreds of dollars I have invested in this hobby, the few dollars I spent last week on your books may be the best money I ever spent. These manuals may literally save the hobby for me.
Bill Reynolds. Independence, MO
The bottom line for any service is did you get your moneys worth and was it worth the time? The answer to both is definitely yes. I will recommend the school to new students. I would also say buying the flight book in advance was a great help. I think all beginners should study this book so they have an idea what they are trying to do when on the buddy box.
John O'Keefe. Springfield, IL
My husband has so enjoyed your book - it probably was worth double the price! Already he has found numerous good tips in it to improve his flying.
Margorie Dunne. Norcross, GA
Your books are the best kept secret in R/C. I don't think you could keep them on the shelf when the true potential of professional flight training syllabuses are discovered. Then people will be talking about making progress instead of all the talk about crashing.
Woodie Woods. Algonquin, IL
I really enjoyed the first volume I received. Although I have soloed a few years back, It doesn't hurt to have some professional help, and your Manual sure did that. I'm really looking forward to the Aerobatic Manual. Now all I have to do is get to Shawano...
Wilbert Krizmanich. Columbia, MD
You and your student should check out the 1st RC Flight School. It might be a good option for your student, and you'll like get some ideas by looking at their methodical program. I think their book, One Week To Solo, is an invaluable read for a new rc pilot and instructors alike. A lot of instructors could benefit from reading the approach of someone who has trained over 1000 students and actually done a lot of research on which teaching techniques work.
D. Shorer. Riverton, UT
Your new manual is very impressive. Keep up the good (spell that GREAT) work. Based on the way you have laid out your lessons, you are without a doubt the best "teacher" that I have seen in my 33 years in education.
Rich Hardt. Bremen, IN
The reports on your manuals have all be very, very positive. Thanks for all the good work you have done, and keep up the great work.
Roger Weeks. Minn. Club Pres.
Just a quick note to thank you once again for the Manual. Your points are great. Especially the ‘Bump' and the ‘Procedure Turn'. Now I know why I've had so many crashes.
Lee Peters. Bigfork, MT
I recently purchased a copy of your "Primary Flight Training" Manual. It is the best, by far, explanation of R/C that I have come across. I recently ordered your basic aerobatics manual and look forward to receiving more excellent instruction.
Tom Kosier. Jupiter, FL
There's no other source that comes close to explaining why and how things should be done like your Manual. It's like everyone else has to guard the secrets I need to know. Keep up the great work.
Eddie Petterson. Pittsburgh, PA
Hi David - Thanks for a great week - I've briefed the father and son I talked to you about on your flight school with very high recommendations. I will also recommend that they get the RC simulator and your primary training manual and apply your methods and procedure rather than playing it like a video game and developing bad habits.
Glenn Dye. Saukville, WI
Thanks David, your system really works. I learned so much and continue to learn as I reread the manual which reinforces what you taught us.
Tom Harris. Ajax, ONT
If I learn half as much when I attend the school as I have learned in the past two days since receiving your manual, I'll no doubt become an expert!
Mike Weathers. St. Louis, MO
Your Instruction Guides could not be more clear and understandable. You're the best!
Ralph Barney. Salt Lake City, UT
I found your book as a very useful guide for beginning on a flight simulator. It's very well written and presented.
Fred Drummond. Pass Christian, MS
I am looking forward to receiving your book. I have already used some of the techniques from your posting excerpts of the book, and have noted a dramatic improvement on my sim flights! Thanks again.
Michael Pad. Bloomfield, MI
As the "club instructor", I'm currently negotiating with our club officers to purchase several copies of your "Primary Solo" training manual for our student pilots. I'm certain it will make my job easier.
Tony Biach Silver Cliff, WI
When I was trained a few years ago I wasn't put through a "structured class". They would just take the plane up and hand it over! I and a few members feel that a structured training plan/course is the way to go. However, implementing one may not be easy when "everyone is an expert" and have their own opinion on what's the best way. Since learning from your manuals, I'm going to walk my students through your manuals step by step, and get the fulfillment of showing/teaching this great sport of ours the right way!
Nicholas Scott. Atlanta, GA
The Flight Training Manuals have arrived, thank you! They are absolutely great, I've learned a lot already just by reading. As with all things that look simple you must have spent a lot of effort in producing these.
Paul Child. Oxford, UK
I find the illustrations in most publications nothing more than pretty pictures with absolutely no stick positioning information - no real help. So I would like to commend you on your approach at publishing your manual. I have not seen anything that is comparable.
Bryan Smith. Houston, TX
These books are awesome! If a person wants to learn to fly, the best thing he can do is get these books.
Al's Hobby Shop. Elmhurst, IL
For those flyers that are interested in Dave Scott's flying method and are not able to attend his flight school, he has 4 flight training manuals. All of the books build on each other and explain how to crawl-walk-run as taught at the flight school. Read Ken's Full Report
Ken Weddell. Fremont, MI
I purchased your "Primary Flight Training Manual" about a year ago - GREAT BOOK!! It has helped me tremendously to fly better!
Tim Weathers. Atlanta, GA