Legendary pilot Dick Rutan stars in the first volume of the Aviator Series training videos, a new project by Fly Right Films. "Dick tells such great stories, and we use those as a starting point to teach the viewer about safe flying techniques," producer Chris Jules told AVweb at Sun 'n Fun on Saturday. In the first 40-minute video, called "Attitude Flying," Rutan talks about safe recovery from unusual attitudes, how to fly IFR with less fatigue, and more. Clips are showing on a widescreen at Forward Vision's booth. The film captures the feeling of going flying with Dick Rutan and picking up great tips from his extensive and unique flying experiences -- there is no sitting-in-a-classroom or crammming-for-a-test tedium, yet by the end, you'll be a smarter pilot. The trailer is online at the company's Web site. The full-length video will debut at EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh this summer, Jules said. The DVD then will go on sale for $59.95.
The team plans to produce more films for the series, featuring "names you would recognize, for sure," Jules said. The Web site also features a video series on runway safety that the team produced for the FAA, which can be downloaded for free.