Helicopter Flying

The Helicopter Flying section is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter class rating. There are different ways of teaching, as well as performing, flight procedures and maneuvers, and many variations in the explanations of aerodynamic theories and principles. This section adopts a selective method and concept to flying helicopters. The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles.

Introduction to the Helicopter

Aerodynamics of Flight

Helicopter Flight Controls

Helicopter Components, Sections, and Systems

Rotorcraft Flight Manual

Weight and Balance

Helicopter Performance

Ground Procedures and Flight Preparations

Basic Flight Maneuvers

Advanced Flight Maneuvers

Helicopter Emergencies and Hazards

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