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Compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration, this handbook is the ultimate technical manual for anyone who flies or wants to learn to fly a helicopter. If youre preparing for private, commercial, or flight instruction pilot certificates, its more than essential reading—its the best possible study guide available, and its information can be life-saving. In authoritative and easy-to-understand language, here are explanations of general aerodynamics and the aerodynamics of flight, navigation, communication, flight controls, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and more.
Also included is an extensive glossary of terms ensuring that even the most technical language can be easily understood. The Helicopter Flying Handbook is an indispensable text for any pilot who wants to operate a helicopter safely in a range of conditions. Chapters cover a variety of subjects including helicopter components, weight and balance, basic flight maneuvers, advanced flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, aeronautical decision making, night operations, and many more. With full-color illustrations detailing every chapter, this is a one-of-a-kind resource for pilots and would-be pilots.
The essential guide for anyone who wants to fly a helicopter—newly updated.
About the Author
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), established in 1958, strives to "provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world." It authors the Aviation Instructor's Handbook; Airplane Flying Handbook; The Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM); The Pilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge; Aircraft Inspection and Repair; Rotorcraft Flying Handbook; Aviation Weather Services Handbook; Plane Sense; Glider Flying Handbook, Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook; Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook; Powered Parachute Flying Handbook; Instrument Flying Handbook; and Instrument Procedures Handbook. The FAA headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.