Flying Aeroplanes and Helicopters: Beyond the PPL

Flying Aeroplanes and Helicopters: Beyond the PPL

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by Helen Krasner
     
 

This book is the second volume of Helen’s proposed series of four. The first looked at learning to fly aeroplanes and helicopters and has already been published. The next book will concentrate of helicopter flying, since this is Helen’s speciality, and the final volume will talk about her personal experiences as a helicopter instructor. All of them are

Overview

This book is the second volume of Helen’s proposed series of four. The first looked at learning to fly aeroplanes and helicopters and has already been published. The next book will concentrate of helicopter flying, since this is Helen’s speciality, and the final volume will talk about her personal experiences as a helicopter instructor. All of them are taken from Helen’s column in Flight Training News, and were originally published between 2006 and 2011

This second book starts by discussing what sort of flights a new pilot should do after gaining the coveted PPL. It then tells the story of one of Helen’s longer trips, when she took off alone for France. The next two articles – Aeroplanes and Helicopters: Rules for Safe Coexistence and The Dangers of Helicopter Downwash are concerned with important safety issues. We then take a look at flying microlights as well as fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, followed by gaining some hints on dealing with the CAA Medical department. The final four chapters should be useful to those considering a commercial aviation career, although also of general interest. They discuss how to question an apparently unfair exam result, what to do with your commercial licence, the place of women in commercial aviation, and fixed-wing versus rotary flying careers.

Helen Krasner has been flying for many years, and holds a Commercial Helicopter Pilot's Licence and Instructor's Rating. She also has a Private Pilot’s Licence for Aeroplanes, and well over 1000 hours flying time in total. Until recently she worked as a freelance helicopter instructor, flying mainly R22s and R44s.

Helen writes about helicopters and other aviation-related subjects for a number of publications and websites, and she is also the former Newsletter Editor for the BWPA (British Women Pilots’ Association). She was nominated for one of the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in 2004, for an article about Flying Helicopters in Russia. She has published two books about helicopter flying apart from her Kindle ebooks – The Helicopter Pilot’s Companion (Crowood Press 2008), and Flying Helicopters: A Companion to the PPL(H) (Crowood Press 2011). Helen has also written and published a book about a five thousand mile walk around Britain which she undertook some years ago (Midges, Maps, and Muesli).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044261334
Publisher:
Helen Krasner
Publication date:
01/14/2013
Series:
Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011 , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
245 KB

Meet the Author

Helen Krasner holds a Commercial Pilot's Licence for helicopters, and had a rotary Instructor's Rating until very recently . She worked as a helicopter instructor for several years, instructing for various flying schools on Robinson R22s and R44s. She has also flown a large number of other helicopter types, has a private pilot’s licence for aeroplanes, and has had a go at flying microlights, gliders, and balloons. Helen has been writing professionally for many years and contributes regularly to a number of aviation publications. She was nominated for an Aerospace Journalist of the Year award in 2004, for an article about flying helicopters in Russia. She has also had several books published, both print and ebooks, mainly – though not exclusively – on aviation related topics. She is also a former Newsletter Editor for the BWPA (British Women Pilots' Association). You can find out more about Helen, including details of all of her books, on her website, www.must-fly.com.

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