Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots [NOOK Book]

Overview

Acquire the Life-Saving Skills Needed to Eliminate or

Reduce Most Helicopter Accidents


A vital resource for pilots, helicopter enthusiasts, and aircraft maintenance technicians, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots analyzes all aspects of helicopter accidents, including flight basics, engineering, meteorology, flight training, and human factors. This life-saving guide shows ...

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Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots

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Overview

Acquire the Life-Saving Skills Needed to Eliminate or

Reduce Most Helicopter Accidents


A vital resource for pilots, helicopter enthusiasts, and aircraft maintenance technicians, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots analyzes all aspects of helicopter accidents, including flight basics, engineering, meteorology, flight training, and human factors. This life-saving guide shows how proper preparation can help prevent accidents by addressing causes such as aerodynamic problems, mechanical failures, poor loading, mid-air collisions, and more.


Filled with case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents, the book organizes accident types by primary causes, presenting proven methods for eliminating or reducing the possibility of each type. Greg Whyte, an ex commercial helicopter pilot and professional aviation writer, draws on his own flying experiences and those of other flight veterans to provide a wealth of practical information and safety tips that are essential for everyone who flies, maintains or crews in helicopters. Filled with over 100 helpful illustrations, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots enables readers to:

  • Identify and address the common causes of helicopter accidents
  • Explore in-depth examples of accident scenarios
  • Examine the technical details of accident causes
  • Review case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents
  • Learn from the plain-English notes on avoidance and recovery

Inside This Aviation Accident-Prevention Guide



• Basic Flight Principles • Vortex Ring State • Recirculation • Ground Resonance • Retreating Blade Stall • Dynamic Rollover • Overpitching • Main Rotor Strikes • Mid-Air Collisions • Mast Bumping • Engine Failures • Tail Rotor Failures • Mechanical Failures • Fuel • Fire • Ditching • Loading Issues • Winching • Weather • Crew and Pre-flight Hazards • Human Factors • Training Mishaps

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071776684
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 11/29/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 395
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Greg Whyte is an ex-helicopter pilot and professional aviation writer.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     7
Foreword     9
Introduction     13
Basic flight principles     15
Vortex ring state     32
Recirculation     45
Ground resonance     47
Retreating blade stall     53
Dynamic rollover     60
Overpitching     76
Main rotor strikes     82
Mid-air collisions     88
Mast bumping     111
Engine failures     117
Tail rotor failures     137
Mechanical failures     149
Fuel     175
Fire     188
Ditching     195
Loading issues     204
Winching     234
Weather     244
Crew and pre-flight hazards     298
Human factors     327
Training mishaps     387
Further reading     391
Index     393
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