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

$49.95
$49.95

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Product ID: D270A

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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

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Not Recommended

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.
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Guest | ATP | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Good graphics and well presented by Rob Ryder. Up to date, not 5-10 years old like some other video products.
Cons:
Would have been nice to have some quizzes at the end of each section, like the "What you should know series".

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Guest | 12/31/2014
 
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
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Guest | ATP | 12/31/2014
 
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Guest | 12/31/2014
 
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good real life film
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 


THANK YOU FOR THE QUICK DELIVER. THE DVD IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND VERY EDUCATIONAL.
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Guest | 12/31/2014
 

Not Recommended

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.
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Guest | Commercial | 12/31/2014
 

Not Recommended

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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.
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Guest | Commercial | 12/31/2014
 
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.
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Guest | FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, US | Private | 12/31/2014
 
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