Airmanship – A Holiday Gift That Lasts Forever

I wish you a very Merry Christmas from south Florida. My Christmas wish for all pilots is to “fly high, have fun, don’t stall and control yaw. Fly high because altitude is your friend, and have fun because why else would you want to fly an airplane. Don’t stall and control yaw because that is fundamental.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas from south Florida. My Christmas wish for all pilots is to “fly high, have fun, don’t stall and control yaw. Fly high because altitude is your friend, and have fun because why else would you want to fly an airplane. Don’t stall and control yaw because that is fundamental.
There is a resurgence in the popularity of “stick and rudder” skills. Pilots are making the personal choice to improve their mastery of flying fundamentals. Whether their motivation is concern about avoiding the deadly stall/spin loss of control incident, or simply to have more fun and enjoy flying their airplane, pilots are turning to advanced flight training, seminars and yes, even books and videos to improve their flying skills.

The Holiday Season offers opportunity for pilots to treat friends, family and even themselves to the gift of knowledge and understanding. My books and DVDs offer straight forward explanation and clear insight into the “Key Points” of airmanship and maneuvers pilots can practice to develop those skills. You can learn more about the Key Points series from the following reviews.

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Examples of airmanship are the ability to direct an airplane through an awesome Dutch Roll, master the stable approach to landing, fly to perfection a fabulous Chandelle, perform a steep turn or better yet a Maximum Rate Turn. Those are some of the stick and rudder skills discussed in Dylan Aviation Key Points Video titled Rudder Fundamentals.

Key Points Video Stall, Spin and Upset Recovery, is awesome! This video addresses live saving skills. Recovery from each of those emergency situations have a commonality. Recovery is probably not what you think.

My book, Flying the Tailwheel Airplane,is not just for aspiring tailwheel pilots. This book is for all pilots who seek to master the fundamentals of stick and rudder. Those fundamentals define a stable approach, the key to a masterful landing in any airplane.

Artistry of the Great Flyer is about airmanship, the definitive pilot skill set. Landing a tailwheel airplane in a stiff crosswind, a glassy water landing with a float plane, flying an airplane through aerobatic maneuvers, or simply pursuing the $100 hamburger with an awesome landing are examples of airmanship. The skills of airmanship are generally missing from the syllabus of contemporary pilot training. The general lack of airmanship skills is apparent and heartbreaking in the context of loss or control and upset incidents.

My two books, in paper back or E-book, and both Key Point videos are available from Amazon.com. Search “Jim Alsip” at Amazon or click here.