August 30, 2012
More than 30 hours of aviation programming are available online through the Wonderful World of Flying . Producer Aviation Media has moved the series from VHS to DVD to streaming.
“We’re very excited about offering the library this way,” said Steve Kahn, president of Aviation Media and producer of Wonderful World of Flying. This makes access to the entire collection much easier and economical.”
The series is being offered at an introductory price of $19.95 per month for the first three months; normal subscription prices are $24.95 per month. Previously, videos cost up to $29.95 each.
The series includes aerial footage; flying adventures; checkouts in airplanes; and flying tips from experts like Barry Schiff and Rod Machado, both contributors to AOPA’s publications, Bill Cox, and more. Some of the featured presentations available for streaming include, Richard Taylor on Instrument Flying, Defensive Flying and IFR Flying Tips & Techniques with Machado, How to Buy a Used Airplane with Cox, The Warbird Trainers with Jeff Ethel, and 121.5 with Maycay Beeler, who has helped host AOPA Live at AOPA Aviation Summit.
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AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.