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Digitally Re-Mastered
  • Menu selections for each program segment
  • Biographies on Bob Hoover, the instructors and writers
  • No Regional Coding

Flyright Productions offers a superior series of instructional videos (now on DVD) with the facts you need in a format you'll remember. This Hollywood-quality series has high production values while providing useful information that's difficult to find elsewhere.

17 WAYS focuses on the primary causes of accidents according to NTSB statistics. This breakthrough video actually creates the flight situation and illustrates how human factors influence the decision-making process, contribute to pilot error and cause accidents. Our unique approach offers distinct advantages: the viewer becomes a participant in the flight experience, which guarantees maximum retention of this critical information. Better retention means stronger performance...and safer flights.

Hosted by Bob Hoover, premier aerobatic demonstration pilot, and includes segments of his airshow performed in the Shrike Aero Commander.

Written by John Lowery, renowned aviation safety writer, author of "Professional Pilot" and "Anatomy of a Spin," and instructor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Features an unparalleled staff of aviation experts - test pilots, flight surgeons and instructors from both the Naval and Air Force Test Pilot Schools, the Institute of Aviation Safety at USC, and Embry Riddle University.

The 17 WAYS series contains lifesaving information for pilots of all experience levels. It's an unbeatable tool to prepare for the Flight Review, and will serve as an invaluable library of safety checklists and skilled pilot technique that you'll refer to time and time again. This complete four-part volume features a companion booklet with self-tests at the end of each section.

Approx. Running Time: 2:25 Minutes Not Rated


Aviation safety training videotapes should be entertaining, use actual in-flight footage, present realistic situations for the average pilot, and be presented by highly experienced aviators with good camera presence. Is this asking too much? It isn't if the tapes are made in Hollywood by someone in the business. Flyright Productions, a brand-new company formed by Robin Sturmthal, the daughter of a test pilot, seems to have found the formula like a Hollywood movie, the four-tape series, The 17 Most Popular Ways to Fall Out of the Sky, cost a bundle to produce. It was worth every dime. It is unlikely pilots will view these tapes without recognizing themselves in one of the 17 vignettes about poor decision-making. Highly realistic scenarios show pilots reacting to stress, peer pressure, and even medical conditions that could affect any pilot and lead to disaster. Opening each tape with a special performance by Bob Hoover, back when he still had his medical, proves executive producer Sturmthal's show-biz smarts. Her choice of Air Force test pilots and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School instructors to narrate the tapes proves her dedication to quality. We would say that even if she had not based the tapes on data from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation.

February 24, 2014


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