Sporty's Air Facts: Flying Weather (DVDs - includes 5 Air Facts titles)

$25.00
$25.00

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Product ID: D203A

Includes:

  • Frontal Weather
  • Icing
  • Lows
  • Thunderstorms
  • Turbulence

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 pres...

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Includes:

  • Frontal Weather
  • Icing
  • Lows
  • Thunderstorms
  • Turbulence

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.

Air Facts: Flying Weather

Includes 5 Air Facts Titles

Frontal Weather

Examines the practical aspects of safely operating in and around frontal weather. Avoids much of the technical data and instead, focuses on the real-world characteristics of fronts. Covers all types of fronts, interpreting forecasts and depictions, weather radar, Stormscope, flight planning tips, seasonal variations, the effects of atmospheric pressure changes and much more. Greatly expands on the fundamental weather information you received when first obtaining your pilot certificate. (28 min.)

Icing

Icing conditions can and do exist throughout the year across most of the USA. Explains weather phenomena likely to produce ice and how to avoid those areas through careful preflight planning. Examines icing forecasts/reports, the go/no-go decision, the use of anti- and de-icing equipment or (if all else fails) how to deal with a plane-load of ice. (24 min.)

Lows

Covers all elements associated with lows, including snow, freezing rain, sleet and thundershowers. Low pressure systems and their associated weather are quite often the element(s) that require the most attention when planning a flight. Uses actual in-flight footage and sophisticated 3-D computer graphics to discuss the formation, development and tracks of low pressure areas and how they affect flight. (23 min.)

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and their associated weather present a unique challenge for all flight. In-flight footage from several flights demonstrates convective weather and investigates available aids and weather advisories. Also, examines how reports and forecasts relate to actual conditions, important decision-making considerations and strategies for flying with-and without-weather avoidance equipment. (22 min.)

Turbulence

Familiarity with turbulence, its causes and its effects on the aircraft can mean the difference between an enjoyable flight and an uncomfortable on-or worse. Explains the conditions and weather phenomena likely to produce turbulence and how to “read” clouds for clues. Also covers the effects of turbulence on aircraft structural limits, maneuvering speed (VA), proper pilot technique during turbulence and much more. (32 min.)

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.

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Pros: I liked having 5 short video clips related to weather nicely combined into one DVD. Cons: There were several times during the DVD that I found the presentation of the material to be...well, let's just say "a bit dry". Others may disagree, but I was expecting something with a little more energy to keep things from dragging on. Give it a try and see what you think. It probably won't hurt to check this out. It's worth having in your collection, even though I was slightly disapointed. But I can't say that I'd actually recommend this as I'm sure there are better videos about weather out there (I'm still looking).
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Wx Facts as in "Instrument Tips"-provides sound decision making tips when it comes to Wx varibles. Cons: None. Mr Richard Collins and Sporty's provide a much needed service to GA types with these "Air Facts Series". Great product/s. R.E. Fogle
December 31, 2014
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Pros: This is a great augmentation to Aviation weather for students. I had to watch it several times before I really got all the talking points, but I have to say that it shed quite a bit of light on a difficult subject. Cons: None. I'm looking forward to the rest of the airfacts series.
December 31, 2014
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Good DVD that presented the topic well
December 31, 2014
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Does not have subtitules like others vdeos! And that is very important for people that their secound lenguage is the english. But is a nice DVD
December 21, 2012
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I purchased this a few years back and still reference it on a regular basis. It's great for pilots of all skill levels. Lot's of good info!
November 1, 2012
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Pros: Very informative. Cons: Dry subject, Richard Collins is knowledgable, but not the most exiting to watch. Weather has always been my most challenging subject, this will help a lot.
January 8, 2011
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