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Principles of Helicopter Flight

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This book explains the complexities of helicopter flight in clear, easy-to-grasp terms, covering helicopter aerodynamics and operations in a building-block manner of teaching.

For the student learning to fly helicopters in the 21st century, this book is one of the essential keys to flight.

Helicopter pilots need to thoroughly understand the consequences of their actions, and base them upon sound technical knowledge. This textbook provides a foundation by explaining why the helicopter flies and, more importantly, why it sometimes doesn't. It examines the aerodynamic factors associated with rotor stalls, mast bumping, wind effect, as well as maneuvering flight to include the hover, forward flight, the flare, and autorotation. Helicopter design and components, performance, and weight and balance is covered, along with special techniques such as different types of takeoffs and landings, operating on sloping surfaces, sling operations, mountain flying, and helicopter icing. Technical knowledge and sound handling are the crucial ingredients that make a safe pilot.

This Second Edition benefits from additional discussion of the NOTAR system and strakes, as well as frequently misunderstood principles of airspeed and high altitude operations. The book also concludes with a multiple-choice practice examination; used in conjunction with quizzes for each chapter, the reader can test their grasp of helicopter aerodynamics.

Soft cover, 8.25" x 10.75", 320 pages, illustrated, glossary, index.

Author Walter Wagtendonk
ISBN 978-1-56027-649-4
Second Edition  

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Principles of Helicopter Flight Overview:

This book explains the complexities of helicopter flight in clear, easy-to-grasp terms, covering helicopter aerodynamics and operations in a building-block manner of teaching.

For the student learning to fly helicopters in the 21st century, this book is one of the essential keys to flight.

Helicopter pilots need to thoroughly understand the consequences of their actions, and base them upon sound technical knowledge. This textbook provides a foundation by explaining why the helicopter flies and, more importantly, why it sometimes doesn't. It examines the aerodynamic factors associated with rotor stalls, mast bumping, wind effect, as well as maneuvering flight to include the hover, forward flight, the flare, and autorotation. Helicopter design and components, performance, and weight and balance is covered, along with special techniques such as different types of takeoffs and landings, operating on sloping surfaces, sling operations, mountain flying, and helicopter icing. Technical knowledge and sound handling are the crucial ingredients that make a safe pilot.

This Second Edition benefits from additional discussion of the NOTAR system and strakes, as well as frequently misunderstood principles of airspeed and high altitude operations. The book also concludes with a multiple-choice practice examination; used in conjunction with quizzes for each chapter, the reader can test their grasp of helicopter aerodynamics.

Soft cover, 8.25" x 10.75", 320 pages, illustrated, glossary, index.

Author Walter Wagtendonk
ISBN 978-1-56027-649-4
Second Edition  

 

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  • By A Customer from Hobart WA USA on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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  • Review: This book contains a ton of great information, but it isn't written very well. The explanations need to be read several times in order to understand them.

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  • By John from Earth on Friday, May 23, 2008
  • Pros: Good reference material
  • Review: Fills the gaps left by the FAA Rotorcraft handbook.

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  • By Adam E. from Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, August 07, 2007
  • Pros: Written in plain english, nice diagrams, and very well rounded in terms of ideas and concepts
  • Review: You should definately buy this book if you plan on being around helicopters for any length of time. I constantly use it as a resource and reference. If you have read through the FAA's Rotorcraft Flying Handbook and have been disappointed for lack of information this book will definately solve that problem.

Tough to follow

  • By A Customer from Hobart WA USA on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
  • Review: This book contains a ton of great information, but it isn't written very well. The explanations need to be read several times in order to understand them.
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More in-depth information

  • By John from Earth on Friday, May 23, 2008
  • Pros: Good reference material
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Fills the gaps left by the FAA Rotorcraft handbook.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

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  • By Adam E. from Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, August 07, 2007
  • Pros: Written in plain english, nice diagrams, and very well rounded in terms of ideas and concepts
  • Cons: Can't think of any
  • Review: You should definately buy this book if you plan on being around helicopters for any length of time. I constantly use it as a resource and reference. If you have read through the FAA's Rotorcraft Flying Handbook and have been disappointed for lack of information this book will definately solve that problem.
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