Sporty's Air Facts DVD Video Series: 35 Air Facts Titles on 9 DVDs

$99.00
$99.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 8661A

Show all

Over 14 Hours Of Video!

If there's one thing we've learned about aviation education, it's that learning never stops – whether you are a student pilot or an ATP. Sporty's Air Facts® DVD Video Series addresses this fact with host Richard L. Collins, a renowned aviation journalist with thousands of hours of experience in a variety of general aviation aircraft. In each program, Collins presents the knowledge and ingenuity acquired through years of real-world flying and teaches you how to apply the same veteran skills and hard-learned techniques. 35 informative programs on 9 DVD's teach you to manage the risks of flight and increase the safety factor in whatever type flying you do. So keep learning! You'll end up a better, smoother, SAFER pilot regardless of the certificates you hold.

Outside the United States? - Sporty's DVDs have all DVD regions enabled and play on almost all DVD players (NTSC or PAL); consult your owner's manual for more information.

Air Facts

Reviews

Customer Reviews 10 item(s)

1-10 of 39

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
 
Pros:
Good advice on most all subjects relevant for GA.
Cons:
Would like more video footage and fewer repetitions of scenes.

I have watched 2 out of the 9 DVDs I bought. Worth every single cent I paid for. Entertaining and enlightning.
Expected
Overall
Value
Easy
Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Expected
Overall
Value
Easy
Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Turning just 71 years old on 12/26/08, & w/ a young man's spirit wanting to learn how to fly this year, I'm confident that these DVD's will be most helpful. I fully intend to purchase the "Private Pilot" series once I pass my medical.

Thanks for your outstanding products that help men & women better pilots!!
Expected
Overall
Durability
Reliability
Value
Easy
Guest | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
The CD Bundle is very informative and Dick Collins is a very knowledgable pilot.
Cons:
While I respect Dick's knowledge, he tends to be a little too wordy, hoakey, and jokey. My grandfather, a pilot, would have probably loved that about him.
Expected
Overall
Durability
Reliability
Value
Easy
Guest | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Considering the costs of flying, for the price of about three hours of dual time with an instructor, you get a vast amount of information given by one of the top instructors in the whole country. I've been teaching flying for 29 years and when I get a chance to see to how Dick Collins thinks and approaches aviation, I listen up. You have to be knowledgeable and proficient to be a good pilot but to really feel safe and professional and actually use your airplane, the most important aspect is not how well you fly but how well you think about flying. You will learn a lot from Mr Collins. I did and it's a great set to own and watch over and over. I'm going to buy the advanced weather set next. Thanks Dick and Sporty's for such an excellent product!
Cons:
Perhaps it is my player,or just the operator (me) but on my laptop, I had trouble stopping the dvd and rewinding when I wanted to hear an important statement or comment over again without watching the entire program. A couple of times, the video stopped and it took me several seconds to realize that the audio had run ahead of the video.

Rod Machado was talking about wanting to learn to be a good magician once. He said the secret was to find a really good magician and simply do like he did, copy his moves and mimic his behaviors. If you can try and mimic a really good pilot and instructor like Dick Collins, you will profit from his wisdom which I promise you, wasn't gained easily or in a few years...try a lifetime of experience which he gives to you in a casual, informative way that is definitely not boring like some ground school tape. The IFR section is priceless to those whom have little actual experience in weather. I'm recommeding this series to everyone I fly with, old and new pilots alike will enjoy it. Just go buy it!
Expected
Overall
Durability
Reliability
Value
Easy
Guest | Commercial | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Collins makes these both educational and fun to watch. They contain good technical content, excellent in-flight video, and clear audio. Collins has a calm and reassuring narrative style, even adds occasional humor. Very enjoyable.
Cons:
None

These are DVDs - it will be years before I know about their durability or reliability. But they are off to a good start!
Expected
Overall
Value
Easy
Guest | Commercial | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Great video series that is really practical and covers a lot of subjects. As a recent private pilot, they help fill a lot of the experience gaps.
Expected
Overall
Durability
Reliability
Value
Easy
Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Only watched to the one video but so far it is excellent. With the price of flying so high now these video are a great idea to get more out of the whole experience. I bought the whole bunch
Cons:
None
Expected
Overall
Durability
Reliability
Value
Easy
Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Great reference material.

I'm enjoying watching the air facts series as a way to review and pick up new tips.
Expected
Overall
Durability
Reliability
Value
Easy
Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
The best part is that (unlike unfolding events in the cockpit of a plane in flight) you can pause and/or rewind particular scenes to be sure that you understand what was explained. You can also pause the scene to take a longer look if there is something visual to take a closer look at, or ponder for a moment, such as a section of a GPS operating manual, an instrument cluster showing a particular aircraft attitude and configuration, or the display of a particular instrument (such as a GPS or autopilot) when set in a particular way or used for a particular purpose.

I have now watched about 15 of the 33 titles. All were excellant and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the series. Each title was worth about 5 to 10 hours of in-cockpit experience with a CFI/CFII. The programs provide an excellant, and very inexpensive way, to gain significant experience at understanding how various pieces of equipment function, how to interpret what they say, how to use them safely and to fullest advantage, and to learn which stick and rudder skill to apply when.
Expected
Overall
Durability
Reliability
Value
Easy
Guest | Instrument | 12/31/2014
Order With Confidence

One Year Guarantee

Our one-year guarantee has not changed since we introduced our first product in 1962. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know—we will make it right. If you would like a refund or exchange, please return the product on a timely basis in the same condition in which it was received.

Price Guarantee

Sporty’s guarantees competitive pricing on everything we sell. If you find a competitor offering an identical item at a lower advertised price, just mail or fax us the ad, and Sporty’s will match that price.

Standard Express Shipping

We offer the fastest shipping in the business, so you won’t have to wait for your important charts or a last-minute gift. Since we stock almost everything we sell, we offer same day shipping: in-stock orders placed by 5pm Eastern (weekdays), will be shipped that same day, often within minutes of ordering.

Plus, all orders arrive in just 2 business days with standard shipping.

Overnight shipping is also available on most items.

Shipping

Return Policy

For over 50 years, in addition to same day shipping, Sporty’s has offered same day returns and same day exchanges. Each day, we process all returns and exchanges before new orders go out. We know of no other company who does this!

Sporty’s Shops
ATTN: Returns Dept
Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport
2001 Sporty’s Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Customer Service
Privacy Policy
Also Purchased