instructor knowledge / expertise
Ray H. Erie, PA Dave Scott is a SUPERB teacher, with "nerves of steel" and a quiet, relaxed manner that leads to early confidence in flying. Prior to each flight Dave would explain exactly what we were going to accomplish and why. After each flight Dave critiqued it (always most politely) at which time he explained what happened and why. The student's only concern is to learn, and have fun while learning. The tuition is far too low for the results obtained-approximately 30 solo "takeoffs" and "landings" each, by myself and my son before the week was over!!! After 5 days in class, I have completely revised the approach I will take with respect to the equipment and the type of aircraft I will build. Even if you exclude stick-time, the school was cost effective.
Dr. Tony Fassi. Palm Beach, FL I want to thank you so much for the week my son, Nate, and I experienced with you. Of all the education courses I have taken over my life, yours was the very best. I cannot remember having a more organized and influential instructor. This last Sunday morning, Nate and I snuck down to our family airstrip we made and each of us made five successful flights. I even made an inside loop which drew an excited “WOW” from my wife, right and left hand turns and kept both fingers on the stick. I can proudly report my aircraft is in one piece. Frank George. Eagle Creek, OR I appreciate a pilot and instructor of your caliber taking the time to comment on my training articles. Your school certainly sets the bar when it comes to RC flight training. I would have loved to develop a business like the one that you’ve put together. Great job and best of luck going forward! Scott Stoops. Having been a full-scale instructor for over 25 years I can truthfully say your method of RC instruction is superb and effective. You have an inborn talent that makes you a unique person. I look forward to attending your advanced classes but I must first perfect the basics that you so beautifully illustrated during the week. I believe your class should be mandatory for anyone wishing to excel. Romeo Bachand. Mundelein, IL Dave Scott, a 1st rate instructor who made all of his commands in a clear level voice which were easy to understand. I have more confidence now and I feel I really got my money's worth. Bob Harris. Ontario, CAN I want to tell you that I enjoyed your "Solo Class" very much and your approach to the subject is excellent. All the things you said about flying after the course are right on target. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to learn from a "REAL PRO". I have flown approx. 20 flights since the school and I'm way ahead because of you and 1st U.S R/C Flight School. I would like to return in June for the next level of instruction. Dennis Eckstein. NY, NY Attending Dave's aerobatic class was the best money I have spent since taking up the RC hobby a couple years ago. Words cannot describe Dave's passion and enthusiasm. His teaching methods work, his approach is logical, and he is a master in his field. I was somewhat skeptical as to what could be accomplished in 4 days, but now I am a believer and I look forward returning next year.
Jim Crowe. Fort Payne, AL The school is so good for the sport that I think clubs and the AMA should pay you to teach. Your students will then go home and pass on what they learned and the sport will be stronger.
Don Rea. Claremont, CA My club instructor would tell me to do this and that, but not explain how to do it. Dave began each lesson by explaining how and why, and that made learning much easier. I wish I had come to the school a long time ago and I would be a lot further. John Jundt. Dublin, OH My first approach was set up really well so I landed. I shut the engine down so I could let it sink in that a person really can learn to fly R/C in 5 day's! Your training program works as advertised and I wouldn't change a thing. (I'm actually quite thrilled about your program and very impressed with the amount of thought and work you have put into it!) I will return for your aerobatics course next year! Bob Thomas. Fowlerville, MI