The Next Hour (Paperback)

Regular Price: $24.95

Special Price $19.95

Regular Price: $24.95

Special Price $19.95

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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 engaging book, Collins shares some personal insights learned from his lifetime of flying in general aviation airplanes.



You’ll learn:

  • The thre...
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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 engaging 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.

 

Richard CollinsRichard Collins

For over 50 years, pilots have turned to renowned aviation journalist Richard L. Collins for his unique perspective on the challenges and rewards of flying light aircraft. With over 20,000 hours of real world experience, much of it in Cessna 172s and 210s, Collins writes about safety, weather, and air traffic control from first-hand experience. In his numerous books and videos, he shares the tried-and-true techniques and common sense lessons he's learned from the left seat.

 

 

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Interesting reading
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Cons: book was kind of thin for $25 i bought this book 2 weeks before they offered the air facts video download and when i called sportys to see if i could still get the downloads they denied to offer it to me
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Pros: Very informative. Great to have the information of someone that has the experience Mr. Collins has. Written so all can benefit. Cons: Somewhat of a dry writer.
December 31, 2014
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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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Pros: Author has incredible experience! Paperback keeps cost down. Cons: 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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Pros: Richard Collins' best book. This is a must read for pilots!
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Pros: 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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Pros: good information, and current. his personal comments show a level of wisdom one wants to emulate. Cons: $32 for a paper back is too high.
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Pros: 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 Cons: None.
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Pros: Great Book! A Must read!!
December 31, 2014
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