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    Sporty's Instrument Proficiency Check (download) E551A Sporty
    Rated 4.08333333333 /5 based on 12 customer reviews
    39.95
    Product description: This comprehensive program from Sporty’s takes you beyond just passing your next check: it gives you the instrument flying information to make you a safer, more proficient pilot right away. Packed with nearly 2 hours of in-flight footage and graphics, this video covers: basic attitude instrument flight, preflight and aircraft systems, navigation, holding, approaches, emergencies, weather reports and forecasts and much more. Also includes tips from Flying magazine editor Richard L. Collins. Don’t take chances in the demanding instrument environment; use this DVD to improve your skills and ability to operate in the system. Approx. 116 min. Accepted for FAA Wings Credit

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    $39.95
    ID: E551A
    This comprehensive program from Sporty’s takes you beyond just passing your next check: it gives you the instrument flying information to make you a safer, more proficient pilot right away. Packed with nearly 2 hours of in-flight footage and graphics, this video covers: basic attitude instrument flight, preflight and aircraft systems, navigation, holding, approaches, emergencies, weather reports and forecasts and much more. Also includes tips from Flying magazine editor Richard L. Collins. Don’t take chances in the demanding instrument environment; use this DVD to improve your skills and ability to operate in the system. Approx. 116 min.

    Accepted for FAA Wings Credit

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    Reviewer - medwards

    Location - , NM

    Date - 2-5-2014

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Good review
    Pros

    Good review to prepare for an IPC. Good editing, does not waste time with intros, just moves from one topic to the next quickly. Good choice of topics in my opinion.

    Cons

    I do not care for the somewhat wooden presentation style, would prefer more variety, but that's an issue with the original source material, not just this review version.

    General Comments

    Good choice for an IFR review.

    Reviewer - wjcoates

    Date - 7-7-2013

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Poorly presented, boring, no table of contents. Put me to sleep twice.

    General Comments

    Do not buy this product.

    Date - 8-30-2012

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Pros

    Good info. Obviously cut and spliced from other sources

    Cons

    One continuous video with no breaks/chapters/bookmarks. Very difficult to stop/resume. Very difficult to go back to a specific topic for further review.
    Who has almost 2 hours to watch non-stop?

    General Comments

    Not worth the price.

    Date - 2-16-2012

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Great Product

    Cons

    Little expensive.

    General Comments

    Lots of helpful information. Very useful for someone that maybe just fell out of currency. For someone that hasn't flown IFR for a long time, might want to do some book work as this gives only a brief overview of certain topics. Also recommend Rod Machado's Instrument Survival Guide, tons of great information and a easy read.

    Date - 1-25-2012

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    A little review of everything
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    It touches on a little of everything, and doesn't spend too much time on any 1 subject. The review material was good, and the way they presented a couple of the subjects actually gave me a better understanding of how the IFR system works in the real world.

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    Reviewer - Alfredo839

    Location - Italy, UL

    Date - 12-4-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Date - 5-19-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    An excellent product which offers accurate information and detailed explanations to instrument procedures. A must have, if you're a pilot seeking to always keep yourself sharp on your instrument flying skills.

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    General Comments

    A great product!

    Date - 3-2-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Easy to use - moves fast, very efficient, lot of information packed into a short time. Seems very complete, no wasted time.

    Cons

    Could contain more examples and practical applications. Tends to rely on declarative statements of regs or procedures. More entertainment in the presentation could enhance the sometimes dry discussion.

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    Date - 3-27-2009

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    immediate download, played well on computer and iPhone. Good refresher of prior information (forgotten?), and introduced FAR updates. Good review of IFR chart symbology.

    Cons

    Acting occasionally was unsmooth, nervous? seemed to always be reading the script.

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    Date - 12-5-2008

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    good general review of IFR rules and regs - used it to prep for my BFR.

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    Date - 9-17-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Date - 8-13-2008

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