Helicopter Rating

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Use this section as a guide to products useful in gaining a Private or Commercial Helicopter Licence. Some products listed in the RPL, PPL and CPL Sections will also be useful.

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PRINCIPLES OF HELICOPTER FLIGHT | 2ND EDITION | W J Wagtendonk

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For the student learning to fly helicopters in the 21st century, the manual is one of the essential keys to flight.  It explains the complexities of helicopter flight in clear, easy-to-understand terms. This Second edition adds discussion on the NOTAR system and strakes, as well as the frequently misunderstood principles of airspeed and high altitude operations.  Chapter reviews and a concluding practice exam ensure your grasp of the principles learned from this book.

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HELICOPTER FLYING HANDBOOK WITH eBOOK DOWNLOAD | FAA

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Previously titled Rotorcraft Flying Handbook, this new edition from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is designed for use by flight instructors, pilots preparing for a helicopter rating and helicopter pilots wishing to improve their knowledge.  In addition to a basic introduction to the helicopter, chapters are on aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, ground procedures, basic & advanced flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, attitude instrument flying, night operations  and aeronautical decision making.

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LEARNING TO FLY HELICOPTERS 2ND EDITION | R Randall Padfield

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A comprehensive guide to helicopter flying and flight training for aspiring private or professional helicopter pilots – updated for the first time in 20 years.

Extensively revised to cover the latest industry advances, this well illustrated book provides up-to-date details on glass cockpits, turbine engines, IFR flying, emergency & safety procedures, how to choose a flight school, career opportunities and lots more valuable information.

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HELICOPTER MANEUVERS MANUAL | Ryan Dale | ASA

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A step-by-step illustrated guide to performing all helicopter flight operations. There are six chapters – Ground Operations, Basic Maneuvers, Airport Operations, Performance Operations, Off-Airport Operations and Emergency Operations.

With this comprehensive guide, the author has captured his countless hours spent at the whiteboard with students in full-colour illustrations that show exactly what to do or expect in each part of a maneuver. Applicable for all helicopter models with tips for the popular Robinson R22.

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FATAL TRAPS FOR HELICOPTER PILOTS | Greg Whyte

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A vital resource for pilots and maintenance technicians, this book analyses 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 is filled with case studies and first-hand account of accidents.

 

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