Learning to Fly Helicopters

Learning to Fly Helicopters

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Paperback, McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2013, ISBN13 9780071808613, ISBN10 0071808612
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LEARNING TO FLY HELICOPTERS

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LEARNING TO FLY HELICOPTERS

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, "Learning to Fly Helicopters," Second Edition, provides details on the technical and practical aspects of rotarywing flight, guiding you from preflight preparation through postflight procedures and everything in between. Written in a conversational style, the book demystifies the art and science of helicopter flying. Real-world advice from the author and other pilots is included throughout.

This copiously illustrated, up-to-date edition features new information on glass cockpits, turbine engines, IFR flying, the latest FAA test standards for a private helicopter pilot certificate, emergency and safety procedures, how to choose a flight school, career opportunities, and more. Become a private or professional helicopter pilot with help from this trusted resource

"Learning to Fly Helicopters," Second Edition, covers: Five myths about helicopters Basic aerodynamics Flight controls Your first flight Basic flight maneuvers Learning to hover Autorotations Advanced maneuvers--with new material on hoisting, sling loads, and offshore operations Emergencies Hazards of low-level flying Flight training tips--civil and military Aircraft systems--with new information on glass cockpits and turbine engines Private pilot practical test standards for helicopter pilots The Ten Commandments for helicopter pilots Weight and balance, passenger briefings, and hand signals Employment opportunities Human factors and safety A flight to remember--lessons learned from the author's most stressful flight Born-again copilots--when experienced captains fly the left seat Resources for helicopter pilots Data on and photos of common civil helicopters There but for the grace of God--real hangar stories as told by real pilots Postflight

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Number of Pages: 521
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Padfield, R. Randall
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN-13: 9780071808613
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.25 x 9.00 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 0071808612
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