Brief TOCPart 1:Essentials for Students and Private Helicopter PilotsCh 1. Helicopter MythsCh 2. Basic AerodynamicsCh 3. Flight ControlsCh 4. Your First FlightCh 5. Basic Flight ManeuversCh 6. Learning to HoverCh 7. More Basic ManeuversCh 8. AutorotationCh 9. Advanced ManeuversCh 10. EmergenciesCh 11. Aircraft SystemsCh 12. Low-Level FlyingCh 13. Helicopter Flight Test StandardsCh 14. Flight Training TipsCh 15. Ten CommandmentsCh 16. Commonly Used Hand SignalsPart 2: Flying Helicopters ProfessionallyCh 17. Employment OpportunitiesCh 18.Human Factors and SafetyCh 19. Cross-County FlyingCh 20. Born-Again CopilotsCh 21.Helicopter Associations Worth JoiningCh 22. Common Civilian HelicoptersPostflightGlossary
R. Randall Padfield is Editor-in-Chief and VPO of AIN Publications. He is a rated airline transport pilot in helicopters and airplanes, flew missions as a U.S. Air Force HH-3E rescue pilot, and flew offshore helicopters to North Sea oil platforms and ships. Mr. Padfield has over 9,000 hours of flight time and is the author of four aviation books. In 1998 he was awarded the NBAA's Gold Wing Award for reporting excellence.