Sporty's So You Want To Fly Helicopters (DVD)

$69.99
$69.99

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Product ID: D270A

All-new version!

Based on Sporty’s original helicopter training video, So You Want to Fly Helicopters brings helicopter flight into your living room like you've never seen before. Almost two hours of video thoroughly prepares you for the thrills and challenges of rotary-wing flight and help you master the aerodynamic concepts.



Features:

• Completely redesigned with vivid 3D animations

• All new exciting in-flight video

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All-new version!

Based on Sporty’s original helicopter training video, So You Want to Fly Helicopters brings helicopter flight into your living room like you've never seen before. Almost two hours of video thoroughly prepares you for the thrills and challenges of rotary-wing flight and help you master the aerodynamic concepts.

Features:
• Completely redesigned with vivid 3D animations
• All new exciting in-flight video
• Prepares you to pass the helicopter Private Pilot exam
• Includes preflight, basics of flight, hovering, taxiing, takeoffs and landings
• Also covers maneuvers, weight and balance, autorotation, emergency procedures, systems and components, and FARs
• Discusses fundamentals of helicopter navigation and cross-country procedures
• Fly the Robinson R22 and R44, Schweizer 269, and the Bell 206 JetRanger.

Accepted for FAA Wings Credit

Reviews
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4.4 / 5
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4.1 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
3.9 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No (1)
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Very basic video
Sportys always produces a good quality video. Graphics are good but the video lacks detail. It would have been nice if they included more explanation on basic technique and pitfalls. I was left empty in many sections wondering why I spent the money when I can get better technique from you tube. I have used thier single engine fixed wing videos with much greater appreciation.
October 26, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: Good video, nice animation, and presentation Cons: Lack of detail, kind of slow at times Descent video... For just brush the topics... definatly no replacement for book study... Need to watch and see manuevers in action
December 31, 2014
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: Good general information. Cons: Too long and too specific for R22 preflight; useless for Schweizer pilots. Did not discuss requirements for initial or add-on licenses. Too expensive for what I got out of it.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: good real life film
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
THANK YOU FOR THE QUICK DELIVER. THE DVD IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND VERY EDUCATIONAL.
December 31, 2014
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Pros: Good inflight video and animations. Thorough preflight explanation of the R22. Cons: Discussion of lateral CG calculation was good, but then they showed an R44 loaded with two people up front and a third in the left rear seat offsetting the lateral CG further to the left. The liftoff was predictably right skid first and the pilot failed to maintain yaw control. This is a standard student pilot mistake that should have been edited out and replaced with footage using a competent pilot or used to discuss the dangers of improper weight distribution. Old video had a section on X-C flight planning and inflight footage of an actual X-C included for the same price. Now you have to pay an additional $24.95 for that material. Try to find a used old video, it is a better value. As a helicopter CFI, I had high hopes for this update to the old video. I was disappointed.
December 31, 2014
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Pros: None Cons: This is not a training video, it is a video on how to preflight the R-22 with little other information. If the detail given to the preflight was given to a high-level conversation on helicopter aerodynamics, regulations specific to helicopters, training requirements, etc., then I may have a different opinion. Some of these topics were barely mentioned and are far more germain to begining to understand helicopter flight than the material presented. I also found the presenter very annoying with a condensending tone and bad jokes. Presentation is not engaging as I'm dying to earn a helicopter rating but, it took me three tries to stay awake through the whole video. This might be a good $15 video, but a rip-off at $50+$10 shipping. Wish I had not bought. Awful video - do not buy.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Is does show the person the very basics of how to ... helicopters. Cons: I really didn't see any Cons, as most of the details are learn through actual flight training. No Video can replace actual flying. Just what I wanted to get in this DVD. How to the basics of flying helicopters, plus preflight.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Excellent introduction and explanation for person in operational support who is not a pilot. One of my three sons who are all licensed pilots exclaimed that he wished he would have viewed video during his training. Cons: No negative observations. Recommended for students and future aspirants.
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Great up to date version of the original So you Want to fly Helicopters. Great explanations and illustrations for the student pilot as well as a review for a current pilot. Cons: Product originally had a skip in the DVD when out of the box. Corrected with cleaning using dish soap and smooth towel. Would be nice to be able to download video as part of the purchase of the shipped DVD.
December 31, 2014
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Videos length?
A shopper on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Almost two hours of video thoroughly prepares you for the thrills and challenges of rotary-wing flight and help you master the aerodynamic concepts.
What year was the dvd made?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 2008
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