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Customer Comments about Dyer Flight Training Tools

“I found the VOR cards very instructional and useful. Not only do they teach the basics, but the 'Tips and Tricks' section really helped me to interpret VORs at first glance. The sheer number of cards and examples provide for great practice --  minus paying the aircraft rate.”
Maria G.

“Dyer's VORs-at-a-Glance is an indispensable training aid for student and experienced pilots alike. A great (and fun!) way to sharpen VOR skills using a completely realistic and effective simulation without incurring Hobbs and CFI costs. The deck is well-organized in section tabs and has real-life situations with easy to read diagrams. The 'tips and tricks' are especially helpful. VORs-at-a-Glance has sharpened my ability to read and interpret VORs as advertised - at a glance! I keep it on my desk and use it frequently – it’s easy to run through just a few cards if short on time and I learn something new each time I do. Dyer's flash cards have improved my situational awareness and have made me a safer and more competent VFR pilot. Well worth the money!”
Bill B.

“I came to flying late in life, and have had a hard time catching up on some of the mental gymnastics that need to be instinctive to a good pilot: quick arithmetic, spatial concepts, directions, headings, reciprocals, etc. I distinctly remember how difficult it was to answer those test questions 'What is the airplane’s position in relation to the VOR station?' I will also admit that I got seriously lost in the air once, primarily from not trusting my ability to interpret VORs. I saw what they were telling me, but concluded that I had them set wrong or was misinterpreting. I trusted other erroneous impressions instead of using the tools in front of me to correct my initial mistake. (Lesson learned.) A couple of weeks ago, I clicked through on an advertisement for Dan Dyer’s VORs-at-a-Glance flash cards. I received them on a Saturday morning, and after putting them in order from simple to complex, I spent a couple of hours just looking at the front, giving a quick answer, and flipping to the back to check. After each group, I proceeded to the next, then mixed the new group with the previous and reviewed a little. At the end of that couple of hours (very easy to do, no stress) I got to those infamous questions about the relationship of the plane to the VOR station. I did NOT get the first few of those correct just by looking at the card, so I put the cards up for the day. Next morning, I reviewed the mixed cards for about 20 minutes, and then looked at the new section (instructions) about the position of the plane. I remember saying, 'Oh. OK,' and going right through that section, just flipping cards, getting them all rights. I finished the deck with a smile on my face. I keep the cards on my desk so anytime I’m stuck on hold on the phone or just want to take a few moments to refresh, I can pick up a handful and run through the Q&A to review. I very seldom miss an answer, even when I’m not really paying attention, just flipping through the cards really fast. And talk about a difference in the airplane! Heading information no longer feels like a bunch of numbers that I have to grind in my brain about where I am and where I SHOULD be. I don’t feel the need to slowly double- and triple-check myself for reverse sensing or making mistakes. The dials tell me where I am and where I need to go. After evaluation, it’s easy to see why this works so well. A little time spent using these cards puts knowledge of VOR navigation into procedural cognition (the fundamental, fast-reacting kind of understanding that most people call "unconscious"). This is the kind of experience that makes a person a 'natural.' At a fraction of the cost of a flight lesson, it was money well spent!”
Maggie H.

“I had a working knowledge of VORs, but was not confident in its use or situational awareness. As I worked on my instrument rating this became obvious. After completing the very easy to use 14-part Dyer's VORs-At-A-Glance cards, confidence and situational awareness improved considerably. Each section begins with a concise text and pictorials of a VOR concept. There are many practice questions with answers on the backside, all of which are placed on 8" by 5" cards. In the Tips and Tricks section, you are shown how to quickly apply that concept in the cockpit. This is a must product to have.”
Pat from Leesburg, Florida.

“The VOR flash cards were invaluable in establishing a firm understanding of VORs for the FAA written.  Even more valuable is the instant recognition of VOR indications of relative location to the station.  Great learning aid for a new pilot or refresher for an experienced one.”
Janet G.

“The Ground School Workbook helped me understand the fundamentals of flying and increased my confidence. As a result I scored 95% in my written exam. It also saved me a lot of money. My flying sessions were quicker and more focused coz my instructor didn't have to spend too much ground time explaining things to me. I had all my bases covered. I would highly recommend Dan Dyer's workbook.”
S. Kundalkar

“I found this book to be very helpful. The exercises gave me a good understanding of the concepts and definitely helped me pass my FAA test on the first try. But really learning these things is after all the goal and I am glad I had a good workbook for that.”
M. Handlery

“I found this book useful in studying for my Private Pilot license. After reading through a chapter of the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, going through the corresponding section of workbook study questions really shines a light on the information you want to retain. I found myself saying, 'That's what that means!' as I went through the questions.”
M. Balistreri

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