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
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 am in total confidence that anyone that goes to your school will receive the professionalism and friendliness of the "DAS" system, helping them to achieve solo status in the shortest possible time with confidence!
William Snow. New England, CT
I can't thank you enough, I got what I came for, confidence, and the correct way to fly. Don't change a thing. I think coming to Shawano and going through the school was one of my best investments in rc flying. A lot of guy's will spend a lot more on equipment, only to trash it, get disgusted, and leave the hobby, because they never had the knowledge you shared with us.
Bob Bortman. Greenfield, WI
As I participated in your program over 5 days, I honestly could not think of a single way to make your program better. You tailored a program to my specific needs, recognized the areas I needed work, helped me to confront my issues, and then directed me on to my next R/C adventure. I greatly exceeded what I thought I could possibly learn to do. Soloing the third day, doing barrel rolls, loops and Immalmanns on the fifth day was awesome!
Robert Delaurentis. San Diego, CA
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
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
Hi David - Thanks for a great week and for the excellent instruction. You are very well suited for instruction, very professional and very knowledgeable - your mastery of both the sport and the training are very evident in everything you do.
Glenn Dye. Saukville, WI
What a great time I had flying with you. It was truly one of those great memorable aviation experiences of my life. I can't get the grin off my face!
Capt. (United Airlines) Elwood Woods. Dundee, IL
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
I owe my RC flying skills to you and your progressive and insightful series of classes. I was very disenchanted with my club instructor's techniques and the progress I was making before I signed up for the primary flight course. I was very impressed with your approach to learning and learning to solo in only 3 days. The lessons I learned in the primary course stuck with me and I was able to solo back at my home field with no problems.
Chris Leyden. Fort Wayne, IN
I just got back from my first time out on the Somethin' Extra since the course. I think people were quite surprised. I had multiple people comment "Doc's been practicing" and even the "nice flying airplane"!! Worth it's weight in gold. It is refreshing to meet someone who knows what they are doing and even more importantly how to share their wisdom. Your attitude, patience, and example are to be commended.
Bela Ballo. Gates Mills, OH
I started Dave’s school not much more than a newly soloed pilot. At the end of the week I was able to fly a number of planes and perform the majority of aerobatics: Loops, Immelmanns, half and full Cuban 8’s, reverse Immelmanns and reverse 8’s, four and eight point Hesitation Rolls and more. I received not only the primary diploma but also the aerobatic diploma, usually only given after the second year of the school. Not bad for a guy that thought he couldn’t fly the week before. The other fellows in the class hadn’t really flown before and they both soloed on the third and forth day.
Dave Healy. Medford, OR
Thanks for doing such a great job teaching me RC flying. You're a master at instructing!
Bill Capstack. Lenexa, KS
Your training and the 1st US Flight School was the best thing I could have done. I was not comfortable with any of the basic maneuvers before getting to your school. Thanks to your training, I'm enjoying flying instead of trying to keep up with the plane. The really amazing thing was that it seemed so easy. On my return, all of the instructors were amazed at the progress I had made. I was surprised at how much fun it is when people start accepting you and helping. Even the "General" speaks to me every now and then. Thanks again for making flying a fun hobby.
Sam Stimson. Austin, TX
The bottom line for any service is did you get your moneys worth and was it worth the time? The answer to both is definitely yes. I will recommend the school to new students. I would also say buying the flight book in advance was a great help. I think all beginners should study this book so they have an idea what they are trying to do when on the buddy box.
John O'Keefe. Springfield, IL
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful instructor you are. As more time passes I reflect on the super duper time I had in your class! You are a real pro. The school was the best $---- I have ever spent!
Rachel Hall. Berkeley, CA
I want to thank you for contributing and assisting me in completing a very successful week of training. I know that I will be able to fly my models. It is no longer intimidating as once was perceived by me. I gained the knowledge to know how to correct errors, and yet has also instilled the "fun" into the hobby. Your additional input on equipment, engines, fuel, maintenance, etc. will be very helpful and cleared the air of a lot of misunderstood information. Thanks again.
Paul Moore. Plymouth, MN
I was extremely impressed with your approach and methodology to Primary Flight Training. I have had a lot of 'advice' over the past two years, but no one made any effort to work on the pure basics with me.....'just go fly the plane and if you crash, it is just part of the learning curve'........I now realize that with attention to consistent patterns and ground references, there is no need to get into a situation where a crash can occur.
Jeff Wallach. Dallas, TX
One club member stated that I must be rich to be able to go to Dave Scott’s flight school, but as I see it, I’m saving money by going to the flight school.
Ron Francis. Clarksburg, ONT
Big day yesterday. Two guys in the OFC took me up for my wings test and I passed! I'm on my own, thanks to your splendid instruction. My wife thinks the 1st US RC Flight School was the best investment I ever made.
Doug Crowne. St. Agatha, ONT
One of the most important things I took away from the school is the need to do an after flight analysis to decide where I can improve. You are an excellent teacher. Very competent, very professional, and very enthusiastic. You made the somewhat arduous task of learning to fly fun. Read Joe's Full Report
Joe Thompson. Palm City, FL
I want to tell you that coming to the school was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've been upgrading my adult education, yet I never had an instructor who so clearly conveyed the lessons to the students as effectively as you. The way you built the training made it easy. Your true concern and support for how well I did gave me a confidence I still have today and you would be proud of how well I've applied your teaching.
Edward Smetak. Houston, TX
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