Support Helicopter Pilots

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In today's world, most people do not take part in dangerous activities during their day at work. For some people, however, facing danger is very much part of their everyday working life. These brave men and women risk their own lives to fight for us and protect us-they do The World's Most Dangerous Jobs.

When the heat gets turned up in a conflict, support helicopter pilots are called upon to bring in additional troops and equipment or even provide battle support from the air. ...

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Overview

In today's world, most people do not take part in dangerous activities during their day at work. For some people, however, facing danger is very much part of their everyday working life. These brave men and women risk their own lives to fight for us and protect us-they do The World's Most Dangerous Jobs.

When the heat gets turned up in a conflict, support helicopter pilots are called upon to bring in additional troops and equipment or even provide battle support from the air. This book describes the different missions support helicopter pilots undertake and the dangerous circumstances they must usually fly under.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Helicopters have evolved into a highly versatile tool for critical activities in both military and civilian environments. In order to keep a helicopter in the air, highly trained pilots must balance the many factors that go into maintaining these dragonfly-like aircraft in flight. Supporting Helicopter Pilots is part of the illustrated "The World's Most Dangerous Jobs" series and, as such, is designed to give readers a look behind the scenes at a vocation that is both exciting and very risky. As author Oxlade shows in this well-crafted book, helicopter pilots face risks that are plentiful in nature. In wartime environments, helicopters serve as transport, medical support, and attack vehicles. In each of these roles helicopter pilots and their crews are exposed to significant danger. In civilian circumstances, helicopters are utilized as part of search and rescue duties on land and sea. Readers of this interesting book will learn a great deal about not only the men and woman who fly helicopters but also the aircraft themselves. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778751168
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Series: The World's Most Dangerous Jobs , #9
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Flying Support Helicopters 4

Support Helicopters 6

The Dangers 8

Training TO Be a Pilot 10

Day-To-Day Operations 12

Low Flying 14

Night Flying 16

Avoiding Danger 18

Under Fire 20

Drop Off and Pick Up 22

Helicopters At Sea 24

Disaster Relief 26

Air-Sea Rescue 28

It's a Fact! 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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