Written for applicants preparing for the private, commercial, or flight instructor certificate with a helicopter rating, this guide covers both aeronautical knowledge and skills for operating the aircrafts and is a valuable tool for flight instructors as a teaching aid. In addition to a basic introduction to the helicopter and its systems, chapters on aerodynamics, flight controls, performance, ground procedures, flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, attitude instrument flying, and night operations are included. This edition is revised and updated to new standards, regulations, and procedures released by the FAA, and the chapter Aeronautical Decision Making has been revised to include newer decision-making models, information on CFIT awareness, and automation management.
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