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.

1. Introduction to the Helicopter


2. Aerodynamics of Flight


3. Helicopter Flight Controls


4. Helicopter Components, Sections, and Systems


5. Rotorcraft Flight Manual


6. Weight and Balance


7. Helicopter Performance


8. Ground Procedures and Flight Preparations


9. Basic Flight Maneuvers


10. Advanced Flight Maneuvers


11. Helicopter Emergencies and Hazards


12. Attitude Instrument Flying


13. Night Operations


14. Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM)