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Learning to Fly Helicopters / Edition 1
     

Learning to Fly Helicopters / Edition 1

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by R. Randall Padfield
 

ISBN-10: 0830620923

ISBN-13: 9780830620920

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group

This information-packed guide covers virtually everything you need to know to become a safe and efficient helicopter pilot - it's an ideal supplement to ground school training. Inside Learning to Fly Helicopters:
  • The principles of rotary-wing aerodynamics
  • Easy-to-read explanantions of what the cockpit controls do and how to use them
  • Your first

Overview

This information-packed guide covers virtually everything you need to know to become a safe and efficient helicopter pilot - it's an ideal supplement to ground school training. Inside Learning to Fly Helicopters:

  • The principles of rotary-wing aerodynamics
  • Easy-to-read explanantions of what the cockpit controls do and how to use them
  • Your first flight - what you can expect to see, hear, and feel
  • 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 operation

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830620920
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Tab Practical Flying Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.74(d)

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