Customer Comments

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - Ted Jordan

Sunday, September 03, 2017 - Hazel Wilcock

Monday, June 05, 2017 - Stafford

Dear Julie, Just a short note to give you some feedback on the lesson I had with Dave. I have been trying to teach myself to fly an RC helicopter since Christmas. I had thought I had done quite well in that I could take off, hover turn around and land. What I hadn’t realised was that I had done all this in Stability (or Idiot) Mode! The lesson with Dave was fantastic. Dave is not only an excellent pilot, has a gift of being able to talk to people in a very friendly and helpful way without being patronising. Dave really helped by teaching me what I need to practice and he was brilliant at setting up my transmitter. I am really glad I’ve found Flyin Fish and I’m looking forward to my next lesson. Many thanks for providing a wonderful service and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Kind regards, Stafford

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Ian Parris

Thank you so much for your time yesterday, you were incredibly generous and I am very grateful, I haven't enjoyed a day quite so much for a long time. I was surprised it took me so long to get to grips, (almost), with hovering but now I have some tips and skills to convert when I get home. I will look forward to my next lesson with you in a few months time, I am sure you will notice a difference. All the best. Ian Parris (Spain)

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Greg Thiara

Hi Julie / Dave, I've been out flying alone today after Dave's lesson yesterday and I can not begin to Explain how Dave's helicopter set up and how his tuition has progressed me almost over night.

I have been up and down the entire UK trying to get help and advice but I've always left unhappy, and I've sought out some of the best people, I can not even begin to explain how grateful I am to you both and especially Dave's teaching techniques, always calm patient and explains everything in a way that's understood so easily.

I live for the next lesson.... Regards, Greg

Friday, May 05, 2017 - Ray Birchall

Dear Dave & Julie, I would like to express my thanks to Dave for the professional way he set up my Align 600E pro. I was very impressed by the way he talked through everything he was doing to the heli & setup procedure. Even though I have been flying for years I still learned a great amount watching him work through the setup. I would recommend Flying Fish to all model helicopter pilots for setup and tuition. A very pleasant visit. Thank you.

Ray B.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Al Watt (Aberdeen)

Please pass on my thanks to Dave (for today's lesson). Really brilliant just too short. Thanks again Julie

Al (Aberdeen)

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Philip Cant

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed yesterday’s flying lesson. It really was great to have such a personal one to one with Dave, the way he explains the tech side and the hands on, is great. To leave the field having achieved something is a good feeling and one I look forward to progressing with. Big thanks to you both. Phil

Thursday, June 09, 2016 - Brian King

Dave, just a quick message to say thank you very much for a very good day and teaching me so much. look forward to seeing you again. very very thankful.


Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - Brian McGee

Hi Julie,

Just a quick note to thank you and Dave for last night, it was great to have my machine and flybarless controller setup properly... and even to get it in the air at the end of the evening!

I've been grinning so much at work, that my team are concerned... Can't wait to get in the air again!

Many thanks. Brian

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Andre Roberts

Hi Julie and Dave, I just wanted to say thank you very much. I really enjoyed my training with Dave today and am so grateful for all his help, advice and patience. I learnt a huge amount in the time, and am really looking forward to booking my next lesson and getting my nitro back in the air. Thank you Dave again so much for your help. I am looking forward to many more future lessons.

Kind regards Andre

Monday, September 14, 2015 - Tom Carey

Just want to thank you once again for your outstanding service and helping me out last night. Its very refreshing to meet such professional people that who will go out of their way over and above what you have to do to help on a Sunday evening which is very much appreciated. This is why i will be using you for all future work and builds I have done and would obviously recommend to anyone (even though you're well known)

Best regards Tom

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Peter Jones

Hi Julie & Dave

Thank you so much today for setting up my helicopter I really enjoyed watching Dave bring my helicopter to life, and learned a great deal too. I am really looking forward to my lesson with Dave and am sure I will learn lots too, see you on the 24th March

Kind regards Peter Jones

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - Steve Blanshard

Dave: Very much appreciated the time you spent on finishing and setting up my helicopter - first class workmanship. It was also great to see how it could fly in the right hands. I learned a considerable amount from the tuition received from you. Thanks

Monday, November 03, 2014 - Nick Brasier

Please thank Dave for my lesson last Saturday afternoon, it was great to get back into flying an RC helicopter, and I was very pleased to get beyond where I had before - he had a good variety of exercises and rescued me a few times!

Friday, October 10, 2014 - Tim Frayne

Hi Dave and Julie,

I would like to thank you both for the excellent service you offer, I have found the lesson most helpful indeed and would have no reservation in recommending you to anyone, I have had a most enjoyable day.

Rgds. Tim Frayne


Monday, July 14, 2014 - John Pretorius

Hi Julie

Just a quick email to say a big thank you for your professional and relaxed personal training I had with Gareth. The confidence that a few lessons from a professional instructor was immeasurable. This has given me the confidence to come back to Australia and pick up the hobby that I wanted to pursue 6 years ago. I have learnt that self teaching is a slow and sometimes painful (costly) option. I have upgraded and bought a T Rex 450 DFC FBL and confidently fly this helicopter in our back yard. Please pass on my thanks to Gareth and hopefully next time I am in the UK I can progress onto something more advanced.

Regards John Pretorius

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - Al Watt

If you have had doubt about going to Dave Fisher for extra training ....don't! I drove 500 miles to book two hours of training.. I thought I had a perfect flying machine.. But within three minutes of him checking it over, Dave was pulling bits off it, re building and resetting the tx all in a damp field. He delivered back a new flying trex 600. a perfect flying helicopter. His training style is gentle and marvelous. He builds confidence and took me further in minutes than I had spent over the year at my club. Al watt

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - James Eaves

Hi Julie, I had a great lesson yesterday and Dave certainly knows what he’s doing! Many thanks. James

Sunday, December 01, 2013 - Steve Tickner

I had a great time yesterday, Gareth is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and patient (even sorted the transmitter out for my electric heli). The tuition was worth every penny in my opinion. Kind regards. Steve

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - John Hardy

Hi, I would like to report what a fantastic session I had this morning. Dave is a great teacher and certainly knows his stuff. Many thanks John

Thursday, September 05, 2013 - Mike Dowling

Julie and Dave, Thank you for your hospitality and help yesterday, it was a great day topped off with me actually flying my helicopter. Thanks again.

Best Regards Mike Dowling

Monday, July 15, 2013 - Dave Chittem

I would like to say what a wonderful and enjoyable few hours I had with Dave on Friday. It was worth all the travelling and really focussed me on the simple things I have not yet mastered. I have already been practicing ( had a bit of an incident, oops, but its all part of the hobby)

A big big thank you to Dave and yourself Julie for making it an unforgettable experience. I hope to be down again in the future once I am comfortable with the moves Dave has shown me. Kindest Regards Dave

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Adrian Hughes

Hi Julie, Please say a big thank you to Dave for yesterday... I had a good time, learnt a lot, and came away with a direction of practice. Thanks Adrian

Sunday, July 07, 2013 - Bronek Kozicki

I was second time today (1st was month ago) for flying lessons with Mark Bateman at Flyin' Fish and I'm blown away. I knew I have plenty to learn but it was really, really invaluable to have patient instructor to explain to me what I'm doing wrong, see me it doing again and again and persist to help me correct my mistakes It turns out I was "always" doing all sorts of wrong things and I never knew it!

So, for anyone out there learning by himself - book a lesson before your bad habits get ingrained! And Mark is very patient instructor, highly recommended. Bronek

Friday, June 28, 2013 - Barry Dodds

Dear Julie and David, I thought that I should write to express my thanks to you both for such wonderful service yesterday nothing was to much trouble to you, even though we were delayed in our arrival by crashes on the M26 and M25.

A really special thanks to David for being so patient with me and what confidence you managed to give me on my first lesson with a big aircraft. I felt that I learnt so much that I can think on ready for the next time. I just wish that I lived closer so that I could fit in a lesson every week. I really felt buoyed up in having been able to start to hover, all be it with your very close attention.

Then what can I say about the special display that you gave us after the lesson, of what you are able to make a helicopter do. My wife and I will never forget that and thank you. Best Regards Barry and Valerie Dodds

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - David Parr

Hi, just wanted to thank Dave for a very enjoyable and informative afternoon last Monday. Having very little experience I was not sure how much I would achieve however the lesson was really well balanced and challenged me all the time resulting in me achieving far more than I expected and i would have no hesitation in recommending him to someone new to the hobby or wanting to extend their abilities.

I will certainly be booking more time with Dave. Best wishes David Parr

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Gavin Wright

Dear Dave and Julie, Many thanks for my lessons with Dave yesterday 18-613. I thoroughly enjoyed it, you have helped me with getting over my fear of inverted flying, looping, rolling and mild acrobatics. I will be practising what Dave taught me and hopefully improving my flying.

Many thanks also for helping set my helis up for my flying, i will be promoting yourselves to anyone that is thinking of having some lessons. I will be back for some more lessons in the future and for Dave to smack my Warp around again, I now know what that little heli can do!.

Many Thanks again. Gavin Wright.

Friday, May 17, 2013 - Graham Cooper

Hi Dave, Many thanks for all the help you gave me on Wednesday in setting up my Raptor 30 & 50. They now fly so much better. I also appreciated your excellent tuition and guidance to the 'A' certificate. I am putting this into practice for the various exercises you specified & will let you know when I need to come back for the test. I will recommend you to my three clubs. Regards Graham Cooper

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - Alastair Oecken

Hi Dave/Julie Just a quick note to say thanks for a very enjoyable session this morning, I think we are well and truly hooked. I only managed to avoid a visit to the model shop on the way back with a bribe to McDonalds....close shave:)

Friday, March 22, 2013 - Richard Jopling

Just wanted to say a belated massive thank you again for all your hep with the setup and flying of my Logo 500 last Wednesday. Dave, I have been delighted with all your recommendations for this kit and I believe it is the helicopter that will will aid me most in taking my flying further forward. Your advice to me has been priceless in getting a sensible and robust setup. I came armed with a whole host of questions (as usual to gain the most out of our sessions) and you confidently answered them all; thank you for your patience and understanding.

Monday, February 25, 2013 - Daniel Rands

Just a quick email firstly to say thank you for your time on Saturday. Absolutely loved it. Very motivating and very useful. Have been practising what I was shown and loving it! Thanks. Daniel

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - Richard Shepherd

I wanted to write a quick note to thank Dave for his lesson on Saturday. I had a great time and learned a huge amount in a such short space of time. If I'd had his help before then my helicopter would never have sat on the shelf for so long! Really great morning thank you!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - Ian Hunter

Hello Julie and Dave

Just wanted to say thankyou for today, I had spent the last month building my new creation and I had heard great things of Flying Fish and it didn't disappoint !

Thanks again. Regards. Ian

Monday, October 22, 2012 - Tim Golding

I just wanted to say a huge thanks to Dave for the lesson yesterday. I didn't imagine I'd get so much out of it. Dave had me controlling the heli nose in and doing my first circuits which seemed like a huge barrier before the lesson. It has definately given me the inspiration and the confidence to push on with my flying and I'm bound to be back for more in the future.

Good luck to you and Dave and to Flyin' Fish in the future.

Regards, Tim

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - Steve Baudains

Please could you pass my thanks on to Dave for his tuition which has given me some real building blocks on how to progress my flying. I really thought at one point he had taken control and he was performing the loops and rolls he was calling for me to do, but it was me!! I had never even hovered inverted before! I've even put a clip of video my missus filmed up on youtube.

Thanks again, next time I'm passing nearby I will book more time and make sure I have english money with me!! Best wishes. Steve Baudains

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - Ray Mosley

Hello Julie -- Please thank Mark for a brilliant morning. The weather was kind and we covered the things Mark thought I was most lacking in. I learnt more in 2 hours than I have in 2 years. "I'll Be Back". Regards, Ray Mosley

Saturday, June 02, 2012 - Paul Cahoon

Just want to say thank you for a fantastic day and i will see you again in the near future thanks again i really learnt a lot

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - Lee Ditcher

Hi dave / julie Had a great 2 hours tuition with Mark on saturday learnt a lot with lots of information and Mark does push you along well !!

I will be booking up for some more training soon thanks again Lee

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Nick Bunyan

Hi Julie, Re. 450X course

Thank you to Dave and yourself for a fantastic day. It was a fantastic grounding for me and I look forward to trying to get to grips with my new Blade without too much fear after the inevitable prang.

Cheers Nick

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Neil Tatnell

Hi Dave/Julie.

Just wanted to thankyou both for a superb day on the BLADE 450 X course it was thoroughly enjoyable and very informative ,still soaking up all the information!! i will be getting as much flying practice in as possible before i book more tuition . Looking forward to the next lesson already.

Regards Neil.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - Greg Warner

Hi Dave and Julie First I would like to say a BIG thank you for rearranging my lesson at such short notice. I had a great day today flying with Dave and felt that I have learnt a lot to take back to Italy with me, and can see many hours practice ahead !!!!

I look forward to seeing you in Rome soon or next time i'm back for some "follow-up" lessons. Thanks again


Friday, May 04, 2012 - Anthony Oxlade

I wanted to say thank you for a fun and very informative lesson today. It was great to meet you, and i will be off practising hard for the next few weeks! I look forward to seeing you again soon, regards Anthony

Friday, March 16, 2012 - Richard Jopling

Hi Dave

Just wanted to say a massive thank you again for a fantastic session of tuition yesterday; loved it, learnt lots and the confidence is definitely on the up. I appreciate the time you took out of what is a very busy time for you.


Thursday, March 01, 2012 - John Wronko

To dave and Julie thank you for a wonderful service,a big thank you to dave for setting my mz18 transmitter,for my tdr and trex 500,thanks again, a wonderful service John.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 - Hurst Community School

Hi Dave Sorry for the delay in thanking you both for coming to our school, but thankyou!

The flying was way beyond anything we were expecting. All the staff and pupils will never forget the display. It made the day and I am sure will have inspired many to look at flying scale aircraft.

Thanks again. Graham and team

Monday, February 27, 2012 - Tom Coleman

Thank you so much for the lessons with Mark!!! was EXELLENT! i learnt allot in the 2 hrs and Mark was fantastic.


Monday, December 12, 2011 - Andy Brown(3)

Hi Dave

just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for all the help you have given me over the last 3 months with set-ups and flying lessons. I feel i am getting somewhere at last.

I took the 550E out today and it is absolutely awesome thanks to the set-up and your recommendations. I flew in a big field with lots of gusty wind, away from the garden (and people) practicing the stuff as per lessons and also doing some full power climbs. Was stable as anything, i couldn't believe it. The Optipower lipos after 9 min's still had 28% power and were barely warm.

Again, thanks for all your help!

Kind regards Andy

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Ali Lakhani

Dear Dave - Julie - Mark

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for all the help and support the flyinfish team has given me over the last couple of years. It is safe to say that if I would have not found you guys- I would not have taken this hobby forward the way I have.

Flyinfish has been there to support me from the very first step in understanding this hobby, choosing and building my model, all the way to learning how to set up my transmitter and finally taking great steps in improving my flying skills. I am still abroad but would like to let you know that I have brought my Trex 500 out here with me.

I am now flying fast right hand and left hand circuits with ease, nose in flying feels natural and have been doing massive stall turns in all directions. Needless to say none of this would have been possible without all the help and training I have received from Dave and from Mark- who are excellent teachers! I look forward to coming back and showing you how much I have improved and can't wait to move on to some more advanced 3D manoeuvres.

All the best, Ali Lakhani

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - Andy Brown

Hi Julie/Dave. Thanks again for the lesson. I am very relieved to finally find somebody that i can learn from and start to improve. It is difficult to sift through all the rubbish and find reliable data when you get into a new subject but feel i wont get any better than Dave. Everything Dave taught me seemed to come from a wealth of experience and made sense. Can't wait for my next lesson!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - John

To dave/flyinfish thank-you for a wonderful job on the build of my TDR. everything perfectly done,thankyou for keeping me updated on the build excellent communication between yourself and Julie,excellent service,could not ask for more, would recommend Your services,thank you so much, and I would like to thank Mark Bateman my flying instructor for recommending you to build it. Thank you again John.

Friday, July 08, 2011 - Matt Clarke 1

Hi Julie / Dave Just a quick email to thank Dave for a very informative morning yesterday, once again Dave has doen wonders!! My New Trex 550e 3G was setup to perfection and Flew unbelieveably well ( In Daves Hands!!!!) So cant wait till i give it ago !! also looking forward to my lesson on the 20th! thanks again Matt Clarke

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - Russell Klein (Spain)

Hi Dave and Julie Sorry I have not had a chance to thank you for the lessens they were great. I did not realise until I got home how good it really was my flying has improved in my opinion 10 fold. It was much more obvious to me when I got home to my heli and flying field to make the comparison and feel the difference it was fab all the missing areas I was not aware of and now I do not avoid them I enjoy and practise them thanks again I cannot wait until my next visit to be reassesed by you and go to the next level Thanks again Russell Spain :)

Monday, June 27, 2011 - David Nettey

Hi Julie, I trust you are well? First of all can you extend my thanks and appreciation to Dave for such a wonderful time on Saturday? He really made me feel at ease and I did enjoy my lessons. Kind regards, Dave.

Monday, June 13, 2011 - Duncan Cooke

This was received after Duncan bought a Phoenixtech Flasher 600 ESP from us

My delight with Flyin Fish keeps growing. I have benefited from First Rate tuition from Mark and Dave who have a very friendly, patient and informative approach. Dave has spent a lot of time working with me to to ensure that my first Heli was the right model for my experience level and budget whilst making sure that I would get long service from it. I am confident in the knowledge that Dave's advice has saved me a lot of money as I will not outgrow this Heli as my piloting skills improve. The quality of both the components and the built are exemplary. Dave's knowledge and passion for RC Helis really shows through in the choice and build of this excellent machine. Many thanks from a very satisfied customer.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - Max Lawrence

I wanted to thank you and especially Mark for my truly great 3 hours of flying yesterday. I am so happy that I did this and will certainly be back soon for more. Mark is a wonderful teacher with a true gift for making a nervous student feel at ease and comfortable with the rather daunting experience of flying a full size heli for the first time. His humour and sense of fun along with his excellent and enthusiastic teaching skills made my morning one of the most enjoyable learning experiences ever. I feel so happy with the progress I made with him and will be recommending "Flyin Fish" to friends as a perfect helicopter training program.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - Robert Johnson

Hi Julie, Please tell Dave again that I am very pleased with how yesterday went. At the beginning of the session we had a few rain showers where we packed everything up in the car, yet no time was wasted. We sat in the car going over different settings for the transmitter. He was very knowledgeable and very willing to explain why things need to be set up the way they are rather than just doing the setup in a rush. Dave moved with a purpose and didn't waste time. When he went to the truck to get something, he moved quickly as to not burn up time off the lesson. I am very happy with the way my Trex 700 and Avant Aurora are set up and will continue to do the drills he instructed. My goal is to fly smoothly and be in complete control rather than just responding to what the heli does to prevent a crash. Dave gave me the proper setup and tools necessary to accomplish my goal. Thank you again for your kindness at Weston Park and your help with scheduling a day to fly. I look forward to seeing you both in a month at Weston Park.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - Martyn Nicholls

I had a great time today and learnt loads in such a short space of time with Mark.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - Phil Reilly

Hi Julie, Once again please convey my thanks to Dave for another gruelling, wind-swept, cold day standing in a field in the middle of nowhere trying not to crash 15 kg of inverted lawn mower into myself. Funny thing is I started to enjoy it towards the end! I dont know where Dave gets his patience from, it would drive me mad having to be nice to people like me all day, but I am very glad he does what he does. With my new confidence I will be inclined to get myself up to my local club flying field in the near future, so will be able to get back to you shortly. Best wishes to you and Dave Phil Reilly

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Stewart Burrell

Many thanks to you all at flying fish. Mark was fantastic, I gained a lot more confidence in just the 2 hours and have been 'flying' all w'end (its normally just hovering and crashing). So again thanks, I'll be passing on my experience of the lesson and recommending to all who will listen! Regards Stewart

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Pete Stewardson

Hi there, I just wanted to say a huge thanks to Dave for the lesson yesterday. No way did I think I'd be not only on my way to learning circuits, but nose in too! Amazing how getting someone who can teach to get you going can work so fast. As I said to Dave yesterday, it's definitely the cheapest way to learn to fly, I would have spent a lot more than the cost of 3 hours tuition in crashes getting nose in. And now I have plenty of exercises to go away and practice. Pete

Friday, April 22, 2011 - Deepak Kirpalani

Hi Julie I did have a great time with Dave on Wednesday. Please let him know that. When I come back to London I would love to come back for a few more pointers. Thanks and regards Deepak, Trinidad

Friday, April 22, 2011 - Mike Ritschel

Hi Julie, Had a superb couple of hours yesterday with Mark. Spent more time in the air than I have in a year of having the Belt CP at home. Please thank him for me again as I learned loads and it's certainly boosted my confidence. Thanks again, Mike

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - Phil Reilly

Please convey my thanks to Dave for a very enjoyable, and instructive, training session on Friday. Dave is obviously an excellent pilot, but is also a very patient and encouraging trainer, I would have driven me mad after 5 minutes, but he kept cool for over two hours! Remarkable.

Monday, April 11, 2011 - Paul Simpson

Please pass our thanks on to Dave, Joe really enjoyed his lesson on Saturday and will carry on practising and trying to improve. He had a tentative go on Sunday at home and did three or so battery discharges without accident which clearly would not have been possible without Daves expert tuition and patience!! Cheers Paul

Monday, April 11, 2011 - Paul Onslow-Cole

Morning I had a fantastic 3 hours with Mark on Friday. I must say he was a credit to your organisation. He has managed to teach me a lot and I will be rebooking with you in the next couple of weeks for some more lessons. Thanks to you all Paul

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Matt Clarke

Hi Julie/Dave Just a BIG thankyou to Dave for his patience in my lessons yesterday!!. i thouroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much for my first lesson, i will be contacting you soon to book up my next one soon, Thanks again Matt

Sunday, March 13, 2011 - Derek Henzell

hi dave just wanted to give you some feedback from yesterday, we both felt inspired by your flying and teaching and has given us both new found enthusiasm we have already been to kempton to practice our exercises and i cant tell you how pleased i feel to see darren working on something new, your input has been a positive influence. So many thanks for the lesson and i look forward to our next meeting regards derek.

Sunday, March 06, 2011 - Stephen Hughes

hi julie & dave just to say a big thankyou to dave for a fantastic two hour lesson with me & a friend. i cannot believe you had us flying nose-in on our first lesson ( before we could only hover) now we doing nose-in can’t wait for our next lesson

Monday, February 07, 2011 - Matt Clarke

Hi Julie and Dave, just thought i would drop you an email just to say how much i enjoyed Sunday, the time i had with Dave was very informative and enjoyable, the knowledge that dave has on Helicopters in unbelievable!! shame i couldnt have a lesson then due to weather and time, especially as ive now seen my Heli hover to perfection!! (NOt by ME!!!!)

Monday, January 31, 2011 - Luke Coley

Please can I take this opportunity to say thank you for last Monday. I learnt a lot, like you have to use loads of thread lock! Dave has a wealth of experience which he seems to want to help people and not like some companies ..just want your money. Dave is a very pleasant person where I felt at ease to ask questions, and he was only too willing to tell me the answer. I did take my heli out this weekend and I felt more at ease with it and I even managed to remember the info Dave gave me! Im even going to have a go at some proper soldering …the way Dave showed me. I will be booking some more lessons with you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Dave Belton

just a quick email to say thanks to Dave for mine and Andy's lessons today not the best weather and freezing cold but most enjoyable and informative we both took our helis to make sure they were set up so we could carry on the good work and Dave went thru them and did all the set ups so they flew true this was after we had both paid to have them done by a "professional"! top notch see you when we have practised some more atb Dave

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Satish

just a quick email to say thanks to Dave for mine and Andy's lessons today not the best weather and freezing cold but most enjoyable and informative we both took our helis to make sure they were set up so we could carry on the good work and Dave went thru them and did all the set ups so they flew true this was after we had both paid to have them done by a "professional"! top notch see you when we have practised some more atb Dave

Sunday, January 09, 2011 - Pete Stewardson

I just wanted to email to say thank you to Dave for what was an excellent introduction into flying. I would like to thank Dave for being so patient with me and it shows that he knows how to teach too. I really enjoyed my lesson and am probably now hooked for life :) I hope you don’t mind but I decided to post a mini review on the forum I have joined. Hopefully it will help others to consider using you. Anyway the post is here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - Chris Gale

I wanted to drop a note to say I finally passed another milestone and am now hovering inverted. Its a massive milestone and I wanted to share my enormous appreciation for FlyinFish, not only are my lessons great fun but I would never have believed I would have got this far so quickly. Im pretty certain that without Mark and yourselves I'd still be chasing my wobbly 450 around the garden and not understanding why I was getting nowhere.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - Matt Jenner

Sorry to hear Dave has stood from the F3C team after such a long stint, he will be missed as he was one of the greatest ambassadors for the F3c sport, always willing to pass on his knowledge and tips and full of enthusiasm for that level of discipline. I will always be so grateful for the discipline and structure he enforced into me, people look at my flying now and always comment on the discipline and accuracy, and it has always been down to Dave, for which i am truly thankful for.

Please wish him all the best in his 3D ventures and i look forward to seeing his performance.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - Gareth


Just a bit of feedback… The lesson was great..thank you so much. The trouble is that now I can see how crap my flying really is! Anyway, great format and great interaction, thanks again!

I also hope that I can take some more lessons after I’ve practiced a lot more.

Regards, Gareth

Monday, June 21, 2010 - Lester Kirk

please pass on my thanks to Mark for his fantastic lesson on Saturday morning. Mark was very friendly and enthusiastic throughout the lesson. I now have much more confidence to to improve my flying. many thanks to Mark.

Saturday, June 05, 2010 - Tony Foreman

Hi Julie, please convey my thanks to Mark for an excellent lesson today. I really enjoyed it! Even better, I am now able to hover in the simulator! I will be practicing my “angles” and “nose in” etc, and definitely be back, it was a superb day, with superb weather. Tony

Friday, May 28, 2010 - Paul Rumble

Just thought I would let you know what a fantastic time I had today on my lesson with Mark- I've had two lessons now - one with Dave and one with Mark- both fantastic and I will be booking another lesson soon. Also I hope to get a couple of pals down soon to have some lessons! Cheers Paul

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - Caitlin

I’ve just returned from my lesson with Mark. I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the quality of tuition and professionality of your organisation. This has been the most pleasant introduction into any organisation associated with model flight that I have experienced, and with Mark’s very supportive teaching I’ve achieved in less than 2 hours more than I’ve achieved in 6 months of experimentation.

Mark managed to expertly guide me to the limits of my endurance and I was worn just as the time was up. I had a great time and am massively more confident and enthused about my commitment to this hobby.

I feel like I’ve learned a lot, my questions were answered with confidence and authority and I will certainly be coming back for more training soon.

Warmest regards to you, Mark and Dave.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 - Lee Eastwood

I just wanted to say that I had the most amazing 2 hr lesson with Mark yesterday. He put me at ease and I learn't so much to take home and practice. Mark's ability to teach and also to know exactly what the heli is doing in the air is truly outstanding I'll be back for some more lessons soon. Lee

Monday, January 25, 2010 - Chris King

Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed both meeting Dave and my lesson with Mark on Saturday, despite the cold (I'm much more acclimatised to a warm office). I decided to take the plunge, so I have purchased an Align Trex 450 Pro from Skyline Models. I'm looking forward to building it, and then I will be in touch for some more lessons.

Monday, September 07, 2009 - Joe Rahman

I had a superb day today. Your ability (and patience!) to keep things simple and essential was really appreciated. You're a natural teacher yet your passion and obvious talent is clearly abundant. I only wish I could've flown more but I was too tired after a sleepless night so with luck, I'l be a lot more refreshed for the next lesson. Looking forward to that day. Cheers! Joe

Sunday, June 28, 2009 - Steve Harman

Hi Dave, can I just say I am delighted the way my first Heli lesson went, I was worried or should I say slightly embarrassed at my level of flying but you put me at ease fairly quickly, and I also have the satisfaction of knowing my heli is setup properly. I came away full of positives which says alot for your method of training once again many thanks it is money well spent and I shall be ringing to book further Lessons. Regards Steve

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - Dean Tamsett

Hello Dave/Julie Just a quick line to thank Dave for this afternoons lesson. He really worked me hard and I have learnt so much in such in such a short amount of time, I will continue with the practice and will be back for more. Once again a great afternoon and many thanks. Regards Dean

Monday, May 25, 2009 - Dave Drew

Hi Julie just had two hours flying my raptor 50 that Dave checked over and set up for me, all i can say is wow the mans a genius,flys like a dream. Many Thanks Dave Drew

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - Rob Reames

Hi Julie, Just a note to say that I had a really good lesson with Mark today, and that I really liked the new field. So congratulations are in order to you and Dave. Please pass on my thanks to Mark, I learned a lot from him today.  Rob Reames

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - Geoff Nuttall

hi guys I had a great 1st lesson with Mark. worth every penny for the advise and tuition. Thankyou . great flying site and i didnt hit any dogs. will be back again next month once ive practiced the lessons that I had today on pheonix and my own heli once the tail judder is sorted. To all you budding rc heli pilots out there give FlyingFish a call you wont regret it. Geoff

Monday, July 07, 2008 - Roal van Zyl-Smit

Dear Dave and Julie Just a short note to thank Dave for a really inspiring lesson. I experienced the greatest jump ever in my flying experience. The style of teaching is perfect for my requirements and I now have much to work on before my next lesson! Finally - the shuddering on my T Rex tail was totally cured by fixing the gyro mount as suggested by Dave - thank you very much Regards Roal (Cape Town)

Friday, February 01, 2008 - Adarsh

Dear Julie After having flying lessons from Dave while I was in London and that now that i'm practicing back home, I can see a tremendous difference in my flying. I wholeheartedly thank Dave and yourself to schedule my lessons even in your busiest schedule. I will definitely come again for some more lessons. Thanks again Regards, Adarsh, India

Thursday, January 10, 2008 - Gary Pearson

Hi Dave and Julie. Thanks for a very good and educational day. Time at the house was far more informative than i would have thought and was made to feel very relaxed, which led to a few laughs, & as you know i have been flying for over 2 years and the things you tought me about the transmitter and correct set-up of the gyro was without doubt worth your time alone. Time over the field was a bonus, you setup the heli superb and flew it to match. Seeing you fly the heli, i can not blame the heli for poor flying, that will be 100% me. Both you and Julie make people feel like friends rather than students. Thanks for the after care over the phone, if i have taken in a most of what you said, i shouldn't have to bother you agin untill we meet up again. I am passing on the word and sure others will notice what you have done for me in my flying by the summer. I will be back for more and hopefully will not be as nervous, when i return i'm sure you will sure see an improvement. Thanks again and take care. Regards....Gary

Sunday, July 15, 2007 - Warren Minnaar

Please will you pass on my thanks to Dave for one of the best days of my life and a great day training. I've included some pictures I took as I wanted to remember the day my little baby first took to the skies. And Dave put a big smile on my face when I saw what the heli could do in professional hands.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 - Nick Barrie

Julie / Dave - just a few lines to thank you very much for the help you gave me on Weds - I had honestly begun to reach the stage when I thought I was going to give up, but your lesson gave me renewed hope, and restored my determination to get over the learning curve. Regards Nick Barrie

Monday, May 07, 2007 - George Fitzhenry

Hi Julie, Just wanted to say thank you so much for the great lesson I had last Saturday… I thoroughly enjoyed it and Scott was a great instructor. I am more keen than ever to get into this hobby Kind regards George

Saturday, February 10, 2007 - Stuart Davies

Hi Julie and Dave,received my training legs on thursday thank you. Despite loosing my thumbs to frost bite it was brilliant to finally get a heli off the ground and into some sort of hover. Thankyou for everything so far and i am really pleased with the heli. Best regards Stuart.

Saturday, February 03, 2007 - Ian Thomson

Dear Julie, many thanks to Dave for the lesson today, I am glad I tried before buying. I really enjoyed it and despite my efforts to try and wreck his Helicopter I have decided that I am going to take up the hobby. Kind regards, Ian S Thomson

Monday, December 18, 2006 - John Bottomley

Hi Dave, Just wanted to say thanks for your time and trouble on Saturday. It was stunning to see the Eagle perform in its element, and I enjoyed the work we did on the Raptor - understanding the theory and then checking it out in practice. I now know what I have to do in the form of practice - and I will be back. BTW the plug element in the Raptor was white and distorted - enough said. Very Best Regards John Bottomley

Sunday, November 05, 2006 - Martyn Clare

dear Julie would you please thank dave for his patience with me and all his expert help yesterday, i cant thank him enough for what he,s done for me, given me confidence, what more can i say. look forward to seeing you all probably early next year. kind regards Martyn

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Roal van Zyl-Smit

Dear Julie Just a short note to thank you very much for your kind and very efficient organization of my flying lesson. I really did not expect you to collect me from the station - but it was very much appreciated! as was also all your other assistance over the past few months. I am thrilled with the items you got for me - the blades are stunning! I shall enjoy them long before they ever get used. Just wait and you will see how fast and far I intend to improve with my flying. I shall write a separate note to Dave, but not tonight as it is already quite late and I am using the family computer. Long term I shall keep you both up to date with progress. Regards Roal

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - Colin

Dear Julie, Just a quick note to say thanks very much to Dave for yesterdays setup and lesson. I learnt a hell of a lot in a short space of time about the setup and even though we didn't have much flying time it was fantastic to be able to get my heli off the ground at least. I will be putting some practice in and will definitely be back for more tuition. Thanks again

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - Andrew Instance

Dear Dave & Julie, Got back this afternoon to some very poor weather here, we were very lucky yesterday. Just wanted to say thank you for two fantastic days, flying and preparation. Dave you were really patient with my haphazard flying and you have helped me focus on my bad habits which I will improve on. Thank you for taking the time to rebuild my helis to an acceptable standard!! I feel that I have learnt more in the last two days that in the last few years, I am so glad that I have returned to the hobby, you have given me the enthusiasm and knowledge to improve in all areas. Once again, thanks for everything, the help, the car recovery and plenty of tea. As soon as I can I will book another day flying with you and collect my heli. Thanks and Best Regards Andrew E. Instance