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    The Next Hour M459A The Next Hour
    Rated 4.38461538462 /5 based on 39 customer reviews
    19.95
    Product description: The most important hour in your logbook “Pilots don’t crash airplanes because they want to,” says Collins, but even experienced pilots do. The best way to stay out of an accident report, he suggests, is to understand and manage the risks inherent in flying—every time you get in an airplane. In this completely new book, Collins shares some personal insights learned from his lifetime of flying in general aviation airplanes.You’ll learn: • The three word emergency checklist every pilot should know • Why a pilot’s thought processes matter more than his experience • Why Collins decided to stop flying as pilot in command—on his own terms • The unique challenges (and rewards) of night flying • Why some airplane types have poor accident records • How to manage technology in the cockpit, and when it’s doing more harm than goodThroughout, Collins uses real life examples from his vast experience to illustrate each point. This book is a must-have for any pilot who wants to make their next hour a safer one. Approx. 210 pages, soft cover.

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    The most important hour in your logbook
    “Pilots don’t crash airplanes because they want to,” says Collins, but even experienced pilots do. The best way to stay out of an accident report, he suggests, is to understand and manage the risks inherent in flying—every time you get in an airplane. In this completely new book, Collins shares some personal insights learned from his lifetime of flying in general aviation airplanes.

    You’ll learn:
    • The three word emergency checklist every pilot should know
    • Why a pilot’s thought processes matter more than his experience
    • Why Collins decided to stop flying as pilot in command—on his own terms
    • The unique challenges (and rewards) of night flying
    • Why some airplane types have poor accident records
    • How to manage technology in the cockpit, and when it’s doing more harm than good

    Throughout, Collins uses real life examples from his vast experience to illustrate each point. This book is a must-have for any pilot who wants to make their next hour a safer one. Approx. 210 pages, soft cover.



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    Reviewer - VelocityVT

    Location - , NJ

    Date - 5-27-2014

    Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    A Must Read Pandora's Box
    Pros

    A good read for anyone who has the ' It Can't Happen To Me ' mentality. The book shows that even the high hour experienced pilots were subject to the same kinds of fatal accidents as low hour pilots, which suggests to me that, there may be something missing in our training and/or ability to adequately process the challenges and risks of flying.

    Cons

    NTSB's report of the facts are limited.
    Not enough of ' why ' the pilots did or didn't do.

    General Comments

    I believe that the pilots of GA flying are blessed when we have veteran pilots such as Mr. Collins who has been flying the same types GA aircrafts that we fly, 95% of his career, shares his vast experinces from those hours of operating GA aircrafts. For me, I look at it as a grandfather giving wisdom to the young as in the form of hours of experince!!!
    This book acts as a mirror to make us take a serious and honest look at our abilitiies to safely operate an aircraft and how well we manage and acknowledge all the risks associated.

    Reviewer - Rick Phillips

    Location - Keller, TX

    Date - 9-11-2013

    Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    The Next Hour makes you think
    Pros

    A great review for a guy who has not flown for 25 years.

    Cons

    Not a Seagull book. Not a funny, can't put it down book.

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    Date - 11-1-2012

    Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Written by someone who truly knows what flying in light aircraft is all about.

    Cons

    Some of the stories are recycled from other Collins books.

    General Comments

    Overall a good read, even if some of it was familiar.

    Reviewer - Tim

    Location - Chagrin Falls, OH

    Date - 9-14-2011

    Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Easy to read and informative.
    Pros

    I am an older student and reading this made me wonder what I had gotten myself into. The stories are memorable and inspiring. They have have inspired me to take care with flight planning and establish solid personal minimums.

    Cons

    None.

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    Date - 9-7-2011

    Rating - Instrument

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    Date - 7-11-2011

    Rating - Student

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    Pros

    Still in the process of reading this book. But it is excellent and filled with a wealth of knowledge about flying from every angle, including weather, safety and just common sense when flying. Excellent book. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in flying from novice, student up to and including professional pilots. This book as good information for all.

    Cons

    None

    General Comments

    Excellent Book.

    Date - 8-20-2010

    Rating - Private

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    Date - 5-30-2010

    Rating - Instrument

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    General Comments

    A lot of words for a handful of important tips. But, admittedly, one of those tips could save my life.

    Date - 5-26-2010

    Rating - Student

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    Pros

    Good writing and great instruction.

    Cons

    A little dry.

    General Comments

    I thought this would be more of a storytelling book. It is a great book, but it is more instructional than editorial. Nonetheless, it is a very good book.

    Date - 5-22-2010

    Rating - Private

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    Pros

    This is a valuable book. It is as important in its fundamental presentation as the FAA wings program. Yet, it is written well enough that it is a comfortable read. Richard Collins is correct: There is nothing quite so important as your

    Cons

    Adding an appendix summarizing the safety research would be valuable.

    General Comments

    Because of the timing of the statistics and the nature of books in general I suspect this product will have a shelf life. I would recommend Shorty's move to publish and distribute this book in volume (perhaps discounted). Richard is an excellent narrator (I have all his air facts), so you may also consider this as a book on tape or better an extended, downloadable video or both.

    Date - 4-21-2010

    Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Few pilots would disagree that it's best to learn from OTHER people's mistakes. This book does a great job at assembling stories from several areas in avaition that we can learn from.

    Cons

    No pictures. The stories are great but when reading about airplanes and airplane accidents, pictures and illustrations would be nice.

    General Comments

    This book doesn't take a great deal of time to read and has lots of stories that we can learn from.

    Date - 2-23-2010

    Rating - Commercial

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    Date - 2-4-2010

    Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Excellent first hand accounts of GA flying. Provides synopsis of why good pilots have bad things happen, how to minimize risk, how to self manage expectations, and when to fold 'em.

    Cons

    Paperback, not hard cover.

    General Comments

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    Date - 2-1-2010

    Rating - Student

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    Pros

    Easy to read. Informative. I really enjoy reading everything Richard Collins writes.

    Cons

    somewhat expensive.

    General Comments

    As a 53 yr old student pilot I really enjoyed Richard's common sense approach and explanations. I would recommend this book as a "mandatory" read for all student pilots. And while many a seasoned pilot may determine they can't learn anything from this book, I would tend to doubt that viewpoint. I have spent a professional career managing risk in the nuclear power industry and in the Navy. Richard forces us to think about risk management in flying that next hour.

    Date - 1-22-2010

    Rating - Private

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    Pros

    Only about 1/2 way through the book so far, but it really makes you think and broadens ones awareness.

    Cons

    Reminds me a little bit of the drivers education films I saw years ago which had me and a lot of others wondering if we really wanted to learn to drive. It's a reminder that you can be flying along, thinking things are great (primarily IFR) and in less than a couple of minutes you drop off radar and are DEAD!!!! Kind of takes a little bit of the fun out of flying.

    General Comments

    Great learning tool and eye opener. Great gift for a pilot.

    Date - 1-22-2010

    Rating - Private

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    More of Collins wisdom and writing style and stories that just make sense. I so miss his column in Flying, I can't help hear his voice when reading this.

    Cons

    It's a paperback hence the durability rating, as long as I don't get it wet or spill coffee on it it will last pretty good.

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    Date - 1-13-2010

    Rating - Instrument

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    As usual, Richard provides us with much of the wisdom obtained in more than 20,000 hours of GA flying and hundreds of hours of accident research. Its a quick read with life saving advice and reminders of how to fly cross country safely.

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    Date - 1-4-2010

    Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
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    Cons

    Wished it was hard back but our error for not reading the print at the end.

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    Date - 12-30-2009

    Rating - Commercial

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    General Comments

    Another excellent book by Richard L. Collins. Fantastic reading for any pilot. Loved every page!

    Date - 12-28-2009

    Rating - Commercial

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    Cons

    The so called book at $24.95 is nothing more than a thin paperback which should retail generously, at about $6.95 at maximum. Unfortunately the cover picture depiction of it does not reveal those qualities. It looks like a hardcover fully bound book. The Christmas present for my ATP son took about 40 minutes for him to fully read and he told me he didn't learn anything he didn't already know.

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