Sporty's Air Facts: The Prepared Pilot (DVDs - includes 5 Air Facts titles)

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Product ID: D202A

Includes:

  • Flight Review
  • Personal Minimums
  • Emergencies
  • Night Flying
  • Staying Ahead of the Airplane

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 airc...

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Includes:

  • Flight Review
  • Personal Minimums
  • Emergencies
  • Night Flying
  • Staying Ahead of the Airplane

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: The Prepared Pilot

Includes 5 Air Facts Titles

Flight Review

The regulations state that a pilot must complete a flight review at least every two years, and that it must consist of an hour of ground and an hour of flight instruction. Good pilots go beyond the rule and seek a review that explores areas which relate to the actual type of flying done. Examines flight reviews and looks at ways to make them more valuable. (24 min.)

Personal Minimums

Every element of every flight (weather, personal health, aircraft condition, recent experience, pressure to get to a destination, etc.) influences the go/no-go decision and forces the pilot to ask, “Do today's conditions meet my standards?” Collins explores these factors and discusses how to develop your own set of rules to make every flight safer and more enjoyable. (29 min.)

Emergencies

Addresses the best possible strategies to deal with an in-flight emergency – vacuum and electrical problems, engine failures, smoke in the cockpit and more. Learn what the emergency checklists don't tell you. Also, how to be prepared for surprises and what you can do to prevent an emergency. (26 min.)

Night Flying

Nighttime is a rewarding (yet demanding) time to fly and the record has shown that risk increases dramatically after the sun goes down. Explores the proper techniques of night flying and how to manage the risks, both VFR and IFR. (27 min.)

Staying Ahead of the Airplane

Collins examines situations where pilots are most likely to ”get behind“ the airplane, triggering a chain of events that could lead to an accident or incident. Collins looks at real-world IFR and VFR scenarios involving weather, fuel management, maneuvering flight, terrain awareness, stall/spin events, emergencies, approaches and takeoffs and landings – areas that have proven to cause problems for pilots of all levels. See what, when and why things went wrong in each example and learn to think ahead and stay ahead of the airplane to keep your flights safely on course. 43 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: This DVD is very helpful as a refresher. Cons: Price. I would say if you want to learn more about flying safely and being prepared then this video sure helps you out.
August 4, 2010
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