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Learning to Fly Helicopters

This guide covers virtually everything you need to know to become a safe and efficient helicopter pilot; an ideal supplement to ground school training. Inside Learn To Fly Helicopters:

  • The principles of rotary wing aerodynamics
  • Easy to read explanations of what the cockpit controls do and how to use them.
  • What you can expect to see, hear, and feel on your first flight.
  • Basic flight maneuvers - takeoffs, climbs, descents, and landings.
  • Hovering - tips on how to hover forward, sideways, rearward, and with the wind.
  • How to autorotate and avoid common errors.
  • Advanced maneuvers - operating from a confined area, slope landings and takeoffs, and high altitude operations.

You will also find coverage of standard emergency procedures, the effect of human factors on flight safety, photos of helicopters flying since the 1990s, an overview of helicopter career options and industry trends. With this hands reference, all the essential "how-to" information you need to fly like a pro will be at your fingertips.

Table of contents:

  • Chapter 1. Helicopter Myths
  • Chapter 2. Basic Aerodynamics
  • Chapter 3. Flight Controls
  • Chapter 4. Your First Flight
  • Chapter 5. Basic Flight Maneuvers
  • Chapter 6. Learning to Hover
  • Chapter 7. More Basic Maneuvers
  • Chapter 8. Autorotation
  • Chapter 9. Advanced Maeuvers
  • Chapter 10. Emergencies
  • Chapter 11. Aircraft Systems
  • Chapter 12. Human Factors and Safety
  • Chapter 13. Born-again Copilots
  • Chapter 14. Ten Commandments
  • Appendix A. Common Civilian Helicopters Flying Today
  • Appendix B. Helicopter Flight Test Standards
  • Appendix C. Torque Experiment
  • Appendix D. Watch Out for Power Lines
  • Appendix E. Commonly Used Hand Signals

About the Author:

Jerry A. Eichenberger is a licensed commercial pilot rated for single-engine and multiengine airplanes, helicopters, and gliders. He holds an airplane instrument rating and is a certified flight instructor rated for single-engine and multiengine airplanes and instrument instruction. Mr. Eichenberger is a practicing attorney in the area of aviation law, and represents manufacturers, maintenance facilities, flight schools, airlines, airports, and individual pilots and aircraft owners.

Softcover, 354 pages.

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