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Helicopter Pilot's Manual: Principles of Flight and Helicopter Handling

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This manual has been produced for students undertaking their basic helicopter training. It concentrates on explaining not only how and why the helicopter flies but also on the correct handling techniques needed to master the flying exercises required to obtain a helicopter pilot's licence. The simpliflied text together with an abundance of diagrams will greatly assist the student to become a better and safer helicopter pilot. This is a revised and updated new edition for 2007.

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Helicopter Pilot's Manual Vol 1: Principles of Flight and Helicopter Handling

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Overview

This manual has been produced for students undertaking their basic helicopter training. It concentrates on explaining not only how and why the helicopter flies but also on the correct handling techniques needed to master the flying exercises required to obtain a helicopter pilot's licence. The simpliflied text together with an abundance of diagrams will greatly assist the student to become a better and safer helicopter pilot. This is a revised and updated new edition for 2007.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861269829
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Bailey first learned to fly in the Army Air Corps and later became a graduate of the RAF's Central Flying School for Helicopter Instructors. He is a CAA Helicopter Examiner and was a member of the UK Panel of Helicopter Examiners from 1976 to 1986. He is a resident of Manchester, England.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     7
The Principles of Helicopter Flight     8
The Lifting Force of the Rotor     13
Helicopter Systems     17
Helicopter Controls     25
Rotor Freedom of Movement     30
Flapping to Equality     33
Phase Lag and Advance Angle     34
Hovering     37
Power     41
Limited Power     44
Forward Flight     46
Ground Resonance     51
Vortex Ring     53
Autorotation     56
Flying for Range and Endurance     63
Weight and Balance     66
Stability     67
Typical Examination Questions     72
General Handling     76
Safety Around Helicopters     76
The Height/Velocity Diagram     81
Pre-Flight Inspection     82
Environmental Flying     83
Icing     87
Disorientation     89
Airports and Heliports     93
Emergency Procedures     96
Abnormal Vibrations     110
Weight and Balance     111
VHF Radio     118
Transponders     119
Night Flying     121
Air Exercises     127
General Notes for Student Helicopter Pilots     127
Familiarization with the Helicopter and Air Experience     128
Effects of Controls     129
Attitude and Power Changes     133
Straight and Level Flight     135
Climbing and Descending     139
Level, Climbing and Descending Turns     142
Basic Autorotations     146
Hovering Flight     148
Vertical Take-Off and Landing to and from the Hover     152
Basic Transitions     154
Circuits     165
First Solo Flight     168
Sideways and Backward Flight     169
Spot Turns     173
Vortex Ring Recovery     175
Engine-Off Landings     177
Advanced Autorotations     181
Forced Landings     185
Precision Transitions     188
Quick Stops     190
Pilot Navigation     192
Out-of-Wind Manoeuvres     199
Sloping Ground     204
Limited Power and Advanced Transitions     208
Confined-Area Operations     215
Basic Instrument Flying      221
Night Flying     234
Index     239
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