Wind Training & Confidence
Dan Sprung. Bergen, NY 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 After your course on my second flight, it was very windy. The best flyers had stopped flying and there I was with my Goldberg. When I brought it back down, under control, only a few feet in from me, you could tell their amazement. I walked away from the field with a great feeling of satisfaction that I am on my way to mastering this art of flying, and will be able to share it with my boys, and I will be able to teach them correctly. Dan Reardan. Washington, DC Yesterday was my best flying day ever. I got to the field and it was pretty windy. 15+mph and gusty. The few guys there were packing up to leave. I flew my Avistar, and flew, and flew some more. Taking off, and landing from both directions as the wind changed. Remembering to “Fly the plane” the way Dave taught me all my landings were good despite shifting crosswinds. Doing lots of touch and go’s, and using more fuel than I ever have. What a blast. A few guys showed up later in the day and because the wind was a little stronger by then they were reluctant to fly. It was so much fun to fly in that wind. Calm is almost boring to me now. I also flew my electric Wildcat. That was also a blast. When I left the field I was pretty excited. It just keeps getting better! Mike Rudney. PA I went flying today for the first time since taking your course and it went very well. I had 15 to 20 mph 90 degrees of cross winds to the runway. It was a bit tough but I handled it well. I wasn't near as nervous as I was before I took your course. I did 6 landings and my plane is in good shape. Took it home in one piece. Been awhile since I did that. HA HA. It seems so easy when I fly like you taught me. I'm having a ball now. Gerald Jefferies. Robertsdale, AL 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! Michael Lowe. Five good flights right after school, 4 nice landings. Two very good flights with strong cross winds My "Bubba" commented I have obviously been practicing, but that was doing good lines and flying well on center of runway. I walked away with a 'one'piece' plane and proud of my achievements. Flew last week with strong west wind with gusts to 25-30. Haven't broken a prop yet. Happy trails in the sky. Eric Frantz. Niagara. WI I was thrilled with my training at your school last year. Your approach to RC flight training is just outstanding. I am able to fly on windy days when others just watch. Larry Jensen. Byron Center, MI I was asked to do a memorial RC air show for a fellow pilot who recently passed away. In spite of strong, turbulent and gusty, 90 degree cross winds, I was able to put together a nice crisp sequence thanks to your teaching and coaching over the last several years. Noel Proctor. Los Angeles, CA I had a great time and learned a ton of new things during the solo course. The class has helped my flying immensely. I don't hesitate to fly in the wind after flying in 15 and 20+ winds during the course. I used to only fly in calm conditions, so I'm progressing. Thank you for doing what you do- I learned more in one week than I had in the previous 20+ years of RC! Bob O'Connor. Even though it has been a little windy my takeoffs and landings have been much better than they used to be following your directions in the book. I set out a plan for each flight and I am finding a greater sense of accomplishment (much like the first solo - YES I CAN DO THIS!!!!) when I complete them. Dave Coutie. I went to the field today with my Midwest Aerobat. Winds were 25-mph with gusts to 40-mph according to the weather report. Our best pilot said it was "too windy to fly" and went home soon after he arrived at the field. I made five flights and greased the last two landings. The good news is I took home an intact airplane. One week ago I wouldn't have thought it possible for me to fly in that wind! Great course! ! The best investment in time and money I've made in a very, very long time. Thanks for your patience teaching a 74-yr old to fly the right way. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent with you last week. Don Sass. Parker, CO It has been two months since I spent the wonderful week at your school. I arrived at the field and the flags were almost horizontal. I went for it anyway. My takeoffs were perfect and my landings were something to behold. It was like the day we flew in your class with the flag standing straight and all three of us followed your instructions and took off and landed with confidence. Thanks to your classes, I now have confidence in my flying ability, and in being able to fly in winds that make the field undesirable for others. Jim Kropelin. Lewiston, NY We typically have a 10 – 15 MPH crosswind from SW and I have been working on the cross wind techniques we worked on in class, with good results. My flying has improved greatly, and continues to improve, thanks to the jump start your program provided. Thanks for the shot in the arm. Carl Thuesen. Billings, MT I flew yesterday, but on take off a line of squalls came through creating turbulence. The plane performed all sorts of gyrations on its own at low altitude. Heard David's voice, neutralize and level wings! IT WORKS! Completed circuit and arrived safely. 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. Thomas Harris. Ajax, ONT I flew in winds the other day that scared a few of the old club boys right back into their cars. Two who flew crashed, and the new guy (me) flew without incident three times. Those windy class days were great for us. John McCallum. Chicago, IL The day I got back from the Basic aerobatic class I flew three sequences in a 15 MPH crosswind. A very good pattern flyer asked....'OK Wallach, WHERE did you learn to fly like that? I told him my heritage with the DAS system, and he just smiled.
Jeff Wallach. Dallas, TX What a great week it was for me. The lessons that you imparted are invaluable. I thought that flying in 30 mph winds was a highlight, until Friday when we greased nearly every landing. Friday definitely drove home your message about the importance of compartmentalizing my flights. Mike Rudney. Philadelphia, PA Your training methods have stayed with me. I still laugh when I see all the complicated garbage out there about landing in a crosswind, etc.. Glenn Dye. Saukville, WI