Helicopter Pilot's Manual Vol 1: Principles of Flight and Helicopter Handling
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.A manual for students undertaking their basic helicopter training, covering principles of flight and helicopter handling. Illustrations throughout.
aircraft Airmanship airspeed all-up weight angle of attack apply approach attitude indicator blade pitch cause collective lever collective pitch lever confined area correct crosswind cyclic pitch cyclic stick decrease Density altitude direction downwind engine rpm flapping flare flying forward flight forward speed fuel fuselage ground effect ground resonance ground speed heading helicopter helicopter moves helicopter pilot helicopter’s horizontal hover height increase indicator induced flow instruments kt 60 mph landing point left pedal level flight lower the collective main rotor blades main rotor disc manifold pressure manoeuvre maximum night normal operating overshoot parasite drag pedal pressure pitch attitude pitch control position power margin power required rate of descent reduce relative airflow retreating blade Retreating blade stall rotor drag rotor rpm rotor speed rotor system slope straight and level take-off technique throttle tilt total rotor thrust touch-down transition translational lift vertical vortex ring