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Avoiding Landing Gear-Related Mishaps (LGRMs)

You know you’ve heard it: there are those who have, and those who will have a gear up landing.  Become one of Those Who Won’t with this DVD detailin g 10 tips for avoiding landing gear-related mishaps.  By Master CFI Thomas P. Turner, t he 15-minute DVD is the result of over six years of studying why pilots make landing-gear mistakes.  Great for airport, flying club and FAASTeam safety meetings.  $25 plus shipping and handling online.

  Piston Aircraft Landing Gear Related Mishaps   

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Holder of an ATP certificate with instructor, CFII and MEI ratings, a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety, and 2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year, Master CFI Tho mas P. Turner ( resume) has been Lead Instructor for FlightSafety International's Bonanza pilot training program at the Beechcraft factory; production test pilot for engine modifications; aviation insurance underwriter; corporate pilot and safety expert; Captain in the United States Air Force; and contract course developer for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He now manages education and technical services for a 10,000-member pilots' organization.  With over 3500 hours logged, including more than 2200 as an instructor, Tom writes, lectures and instructs extensively from his home at THE AIR CAPITAL--Wichita, Kansas.