The Next Hour (Paperback)

Regular Price: $24.95

Special Price $19.95

Regular Price: $24.95

Special Price $19.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: M459A

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.



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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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Very informative. Great to have the information of someone that has the experience Mr. Collins has. Written so all can benefit.
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Somewhat of a dry writer.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
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Guest | WALLINGFORD, Connecticut, US | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Great read for young pilots, well written and informative.
Will definitely help my decision making skills in the air and on the ground.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Author has incredible experience! Paperback keeps cost down.
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A little pricey for a paperback.

I am really enjoying this book by Mr. Collins. I got back into flying about a year ago after a 30-year absence. I have especially enjoyed the chapters on accidents and engines.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
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Richard Collins' best book. This is a must read for pilots!
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Guest | DALLAS, Texas, US | ATP | 12/31/2014
 
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Richard Collins has been offering excellent advice to pilots for many years and this book is not an exception. The stories used by Mr. Collins is an excellent way to illustrate why the next hour is so important.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
good information, and current. his personal comments show a level of wisdom one wants to emulate.
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$32 for a paper back is too high.
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Guest | Instrument | 12/31/2014
 
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Very easy read. Since I only put about 65 hours per year in my log book, I found many of Collin's comments and views telling. I will definately be able to improve my risk assesment based upon his book
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Guest | ALTA LOMA, California, US | Instrument | 12/31/2014
 
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Great Book! A Must read!!
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Guest | TEMECULA, California, US | Commercial | 12/31/2014
 

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I am a huge Richard Collins fan and loved his column in Flying Magazine but was very disappointed by the book. Paying $20+ for a large print, 174 pg paperbook book is not a good value. Most of the chapters amount to reprints of stories that Richard has recounted many times. The book is advertised as having new insights into the "next hour" but is really just old information. Too bad.
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