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. Effective Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM)