Hey Steven, Honesty is always appreciated and encouraged in the reviews. It helps us make a better product and helps new customers make an informed decision regarding our products. If these lessons were copied or taken from a flight school, whether that be Embry Riddle or a small mom and pop shop at the local airport, I believe it would be appropriate to write that in a review. Companies should not profit off the work of others. It’s not right. With that said, I can guarantee you that these lessons did not come from Embry Riddle and in fact have no association whatsoever with the school. I spent months of my life writing these and even more time updating them over the years that The Backseat Pilot has been around. How Embry Riddle has come to use these lesson plans is beyond me, and something I will have to look into and handle. But to be abundantly clear, these products are not tailored to Embry Riddle or any other flight school, they did not come from Embry Riddle or any other flight school, and they have no association with Embry Riddle or any other flight school.
Like you mentioned, the lessons do focus on the Diamond aircraft. This is just because it is what I learned on and what I instructed on when they were written. We did remove a lot of the specifics in order to allow the lessons to be more useful to everyone. From there we had two options. One was to remove all performance and aircraft details making everyone update the lessons to the aircraft they fly. The second was to leave some of the Diamond information and save those flying Diamond aircraft a lot of work while simply allowing those flying other aircraft to swap out speeds/procedures. I believe the second option is a better choice for everyone. There are plans to include more Systems lesson plans for common training aircraft (Cessna, Piper, Cirrus, etc.) in the future to make things even easier for everyone. I hope that clears things up for you. If you have any more questions or concerns I'd be happy to talk. Feel free to send an email over to Info@TheBackseatPilot.com