solo course details
No trial-and-error here...
1. Previous experience.2. Your goals in R/C.3. Uses of transmitter controls and effects.4. Overview of the 5-day sequence of instruction.5. The DAS System key elements to accelerated Solo.
After an approximate 2-hour Ground School we will relocate to our private flying site where we will spend the rest of the week flight training free of distractions.
Instruction will begin with Dave Scott demonstrating procedures designed to bypass common errors and enhance your practice effectiveness. (Consider that when a pilot applies his or her control inputs correctly to begin with, the need for additional corrections is less likely, leaving more time to focus on learning and thinking ahead to what you'll do next.)
That's what the DAS System is all about: Taking the techniques attributable to the best pilots who fly with the greatest ease—traditionally learned over long periods of time—and systematically applying them to the student pilot from day one.
The way the training is structured, achieving good landings and your first Solo won't seem like hurdles, but more the result of everything that you had been practicing leading up to them. Once Solo is achieved, we will then break down your flight in more detail in order to refine it.
With the experience of training thousands of pilots to draw from, Dave Scott will be able to quickly formulate strategies to overcome any trouble spots that you may experience along the way with minimal interruption in your overall progress and confidence. No other source can provide you this level of experience and personal attention.
Students say that one of the most important features of retaining the services of the flight school's professional flight instructor is the absence of feeling bothersome or imposing when asking questions. Not only will questions be encouraged, each answer will be supported with a reason WHY.
Of course one of the biggest advantages of our training course is the concentrated day-after-day practice. The combination of concentrated training, a proven system, personal attention, constructive exchanges between classmates, and reliable equipment all add up to your best opportunity to quickly start enjoying the endless rewards of RC flying!
Weather: While no one can control the weather, efforts will be made to conduct double sessions to build up flying time if rain is forecasted, or to make up for rain delays.
We do not take a lunch break. If you bring snacks, we recomend that you keep them light to avoid the fatigue that typically follows a normal size lunch. Cold drinks are a must in the summer time. The flight school does not provide a cooler at the field because students usually prefer to arrange their own coolers the night or morning before training.
Bring enough clothing for a variety of weather. Average May temps: 50 degrees (morning) 65 degrees (afternoon), June: 50-75, July: 60-85, August: 60-80, September: 50-70. A hat is recommended as well as insect repellent. Sunscreen and sunglasses are necessities!
To understand what the school's equipment is subjected to, here are a few 1st RC Flight School stats:
Number of pilots trained:......................Over 2200Number of flights:.......................................Over 42,000Actual flight time:.......................................Over 12,000 hrsNumber of landings:.................................Over 80,000Age range of students: from 7 to 87; average age: 55