Read this on a club website.
This is considered the norm.
"We have approximately 6 instructors at any given time during the season and we are happy to provide free flight instruction to all club members.
Some students learn quickly (a few weeks), but most will take a couple months to solo depending on how much training they are able to put in.
Although it's REALLY hard to estimate how much flight time it will take before you are able to solo, you should count on 50 fifteen minute flights to start. You can expect 2 to 6 flights a day on an average Saturday or Sunday."
I can't imagine very many parents would have the time or patients to haul their kids to the flying field knowing they will have do so on such a regular basis.
Some clubs only offer instruction once a month and that is only during the flying season, which in some areas is only 4 or 5 months, that is if the weather cooperates.
Great sales promotion for hobby shop owners.
Just like car dealers who let their customers take a test drive to help make a sale. Shop owners can give customers this convincing test drive on a simulator in their store.
The "seed" has been planted when everyone of those I teach will learn how to teach as you are learning how to fly.
This is my proactive promotion system.
Seeing is believing.
Beginners, demand that AMA finally make a serious investigation of my training technique. This technique is a means for you to learn to fly on your own within a couple of hours, more or less. I can and have trained buddy box instructors to use my method in less than an hour. Connect the dots.
With miminal assistance, beginners will be able to safely fly both a Sig LT-40 and a low wing aircraft within an hour of their first lesson.
"Swim upstream. Go the other way.
Ignore the conventional wisdom.
If everybody else is doing it one way,
there's a good chance you can
find your niche by going in exactly
the opposite direction."
Promotional RC Flight Instruction
A viable solution to the decline in
Using my method I have had most of those I've trained, learn to fly more advanced low wing aircraft immediately after receiving their initial low wing trainer experience (first day).
This will help to drastically increase sales of ARFs, kits, and all things associated with RC aircraft.