I just wanted to thank you for the great week. I certainly learned a lot and reinforced some of the fledgling skills I had been working on. I think your approach is excellent and produces good results. I know I have a way to go but it was a great confidence builder to be able to take off, establish a pattern and land with no problems. I think I've already got a few people interested in the class. I look forward to coming back for the aerobatics class.
Chris Leyden. Fort Wayne, IN
I want to thank you for your thorough instruction. I got two flights in after the course and both were nearly flawless with perfect landings. A voice in my head kept saying "could it be this easy?"
John O'keefe. Springfield, IL
What a difference a little flight instruction makes!! Even my landings were better!! It is such a pleasure to fly the various maneuvers with competence. The school decals are going on my planes ASAP.
Marvin Jones. Prescot, AZ
I went up for the first time since taking the class. I am happy to report that I landed the Dirty Birdi for the first time, and I have been trying forever to land this thing. Yesterday, I landed it like it was nobody's business. I will be back to take the advanced class.
Louis Holt. St. Louis, MO
I really appreciated the opportunity to attend your class. We finished your class on a Friday, and the following Monday I was at the field FLYING!!!!! No help, just preflight, takeoff, fly in comfortable view, and beautiful landings!!!!! You are the best!!!!! One of the old hands at my field came over to say that I was flying beautifully!!!! Last week I took out my MidStar 40 and flew it flawlessly. Your calm demeanor, tremendous knowledge, and proven system, coupled with your great dedication and personality made flying easy and fun! I can't wait to come and see you next year, my skills have already improved exponentially, thanks to you!!!
Don Fletcher. Louisville, KY
My flying continues to go very well. My landings are crisp or as some say "greased.' The takeoffs are steady and flights themselves steady and organized. All the result of your training at the Primary school. I am considering the Acrobatic school next year to improve my flying experience.
Jim Klass. Lewiston, NY
The steps in your book One Week to Solo really helped my turns, and finally gave me something solid to go by, and that's when I started to make progress. Before that I landed in the hay field behind the pit area, in the corn filed at the end of the runway and in a tree (twice, same tree) across from the pit area and in the lake at the other end of the field. Now I land on the runway all the time, without your book I might have quit.
Paul Zimmer. New Richmond, WI
Today was the day. Armed with the DAS method I made 3 great take off and landings. The 2nd was a perfect dead stick...so it was great day...no stopping me now!!! I am going to suggest that all new members get a copy of your book!
Pete Wilcom. Westfield, IL
First thing I did back home was fire up the Mustang and landed her three times in a row following the instructions you gave me. I couldn’t land this thing at all prior to the course. I know now that the landings are a result of a good approach and a level turn, over the target to final, so a good landing is all but a foregone conclusion.
Dan and Diane Gross. WY
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
I had five flights with good landings my first time out after the School. Have been flying nice patterns, have been flying mainly right turns due to the wind directions. One fellow yesterday wanted to know how long I have been flying. I told him a week and he was kind of shocked at the ease of my flying. I told him I attended your school and he was impressed. I was a little afraid that I would forget everything, but Dave, it was automatic for me, very little thinking just action (not reaction). I am so excited to fly, each flight was a little better, smoother and automatic. Pencil me in for some aerobatics.
Michael Pad. Bloomfield, MI
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
7/18. 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.
7/20. Went out again yesterday and had a great day at the field. I now have 2 other novices using the same system and they improved immediately.
Tony Graham. Jasper, AL
The club examiner wanted me to do 3 take-offs and landings to receive my wings.....I did more than 20! Thanks for the great week in Wisconsin and for the skills and confidence to solo! I'm looking forward to the aerobatics class next summer!
Ron Capstack. Harrisonburg, VA
I flew all day Friday after the course and greased 9 out of 11 landings. Saturday I flew with an old friend who was amazed at my improvement and overall confidence. I showed him a few things that you taught me and he improved immediately.
Jeff Wallach. Dallas, TX
I've nearly memorized all your books and my landings are now much improved since I started applying your techniques. Thank you.