Wind Training & Confidence 2
John Skillicorn. Mora, MN
I am pleased to announce that after flight school I went to the field and flew four solo flights. The club instructors were amazed as to how I could do such landings. I confessed and let them in on our secret of the approach. The club "diehards" were still not convinced until later that day when we ended up with about 20 mph winds and I took off and landed with no difficulty. They were amazed as this would have been deemed a "no-trainer day". I know it would have taken me years of club instruction to have advanced to where I am. Your school is invaluable for struggling pilots-to-be, like myself, whose time is very important and solo flight is the ultimate goal.
Tony Graham. Jasper, AL
Dave, you gave 150% and you did get through to us. I have had 9 flights. Winds both days, 15 - 20 mph. Gusty. Last flight, engine quit, landed Ok. Miracle! Maybe we'll be ready for aerobatics next year.
John Wall. "Gust Busters"
We had the opportunity to learn how to manage the airplane in strong crosswinds, quickly learning the line “what wind?”. At that point, you had a very satisfied student.
Bob Kohler. Cedarburg, WI I just wanted to thank you for a superb 4 days in the Precision Aerobatics class, and for once again exceeding my expectations in R/C flying. With your tenants as our basics, I was amazed at how quickly we all learned to use the rudder control! It was simply a matter of 'trusting your control inputs' and not getting behind the airplane and reacting to it. Thanks again for a great, repeatable learning methodology that has taken me light years ahead of my local Club R/C colleagues!
Jeff Wallach. Dallas, TX
I just finished 3rd in my second contest since taking the course. The last round was judged by a couple unlimited Nats winners who gave me some really great compliments, such as, this guy really knows how to use the rudder the right way! Way too much yawing going on, but not by me though thanks to your training! They also commented on the flight school shirt I had on and told me to make sure I fly "Rythmically crisp"!
Scott Paschen. Michigan Signal Seekers
I cannot express how much you've helped me gain confidence. That first day when you had me fly in 20 mph winds, I would not have believed it unless I had tried it myself! Your training has helped me to be better prepared to fly successfully on my home field.
Michael Anthony. Naperville, IL
After a great week in Shawano, I flew six solo flights---no problems. It was extremely windy when I was finally able to get our chief flying instructor to the field. However, having high winds all week at your school proved to be advantageous as I achieved a total score of 87 out of a possible 100 and therefore received my wings.
Neil Robertson. Peterborough, ONT
I had told my mentor here that I was probably going to fly my plane this week. He offered to come out with me but I felt that I had to do it by myself. If he had taken it off and trimmed it out and then handed me the transmitter I would have missed the experience of making a successful maiden flight with an out of trim airplane. I couldn't have done this without the training you provided. I certainly wouldn't have even tried with a crosswind if I had not flown all week at the school in crosswinds.
Joe Thompson. Palm City, FL
I just got back from my first contest. I flew the Sportsman Routine in 15-25MPH winds. Without practicing since training with you, I placed second and had a blast. Can't wait to start practicing.
Todd Siegel. Freehold, NJ
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 My Pilot ExtraNG plane is kicking ass. A veteran club member commented that my flying is the best he’s ever seen. I attended an event where everyone was complaining about the wind and not flying much. Started my flights with basic versions of cubans and reverse cubans, simple loops, then added some accents on the entrance and exits, then transitioned to mostly avalanches and vertical line maneuvers at each end of the box. So fantastic. Thank you Dave.
Andrew Wolf. OH