The Little Book of Autorotations

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Lulu Press, Inc, Dec 11, 2012 - Technology & Engineering
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The first book devoted solely to the subject of landing a helicopter without engine power. It covers the basics, as seen from the cockpit of the helicopter, and is written from the pilot's perspective. It covers the subject for both the student helicopter pilot and the helicopter flight instructor. Training exercises are developed, starting from the very beginning through to how to adjust the flight path to arrive at a particular spot. The Height-Velocity curve and it's development are covered. There are few formulae, and many diagrams. The text has been developed from the author's experience teaching autorotations at a major manufacturer's training school as well teaching student test pilots about the height-velocity diagram while instructing at three different test pilot schools. It is also based on his experience as an engineering test pilot at Transport Canada.

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PreFlight Hover and Low Speed Training
Upper Air Work
The Entry to Autorotation
The Flare
Energy in Autorotations
Warming Up for Autorotations
Autorotation Performance
Practice vs Real Autorotations in Turbine
The HV Low Hover Point
Takeoff Portion of HV Curve
Different Types of Autorotations
The Problem with Training For Engine Failures
Using Synthetic Training Devices to Teach
Autorotations at Night or in Clouds
Appendix A Answers

Putting it all Together
Pass on the Grass

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