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Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots

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Acquire the Life-Saving Skills Needed to Eliminate or Reduce Most Helicopter Accidents

A vital resource for pilots, helicopter enthusiasts, and aircraft maintenance technicians, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots analyzes all aspects of helicopter accidents, including flight basics, engineering, meteorology, flight training, and human factors. This life-saving guide shows how proper preparation can help prevent accidents by addressing causes such as aerodynamic problems, mechanical failures, poor loading, mid-air collisions, and more.

Filled with case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents, the book organizes accident types by primary causes, presenting proven methods for eliminating or reducing the possibility of each type. Greg Whyte, an ex commercial helicopter pilot and professional aviation writer, draws on his own flying experiences and those of other flight veterans to provide a wealth of practical information and safety tips that are essential for everyone who flies, maintains or crews in helicopters. Filled with over 100 helpful illustrations, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots enables readers to:

  • Identify and address the common causes of helicopter accidents
  • Explore in-depth examples of accident scenarios
  • Examine the technical details of accident causes
  • Review case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents
  • Learn from the plain-English notes on avoidance and recovery

Contents:
Chapter 1. Basic Flight Principles
Chapter 2. Vortex Ring State
Chapter 3. Recirculation
Chapter 4. Ground Resonance
Chapter 5. Retreating Blade Stall
Chapter 6. Dynamic Rollover
Chapter 7. Overpitching
Chapter 8. Main Rotor Strikes
Chapter 9. Mid-Air Collisions
Chapter 10. Mast Bumping
Chapter 11. Engine Failures
Chapter 12. Tail Rotor Failures
Chapter 13. Mechanical Failures
Chapter 14. Fuel
Chapter 15. Fire
Chapter 16. Ditching
Chapter 17. Loading Issues
Chapter 18. Winching
Chapter 19. Weather
Chapter 20. Crew and Pre-flight Hazards
Chapter 21. Human Factors
Chapter 22. Training Mishaps

By: Whyte, Greg
ISBN: 0071488308
Format: BC 400 pages
Pub Date: December 1, 2006
Edition: 1st

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Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots

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Acquire the Life-Saving Skills Needed to Eliminate or Reduce Most Helicopter Accidents

A vital resource for pilots, helicopter enthusiasts, and aircraft maintenance technicians, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots analyzes all aspects of helicopter accidents, including flight basics, engineering, meteorology, flight training, and human factors. This life-saving guide shows how proper preparation can help prevent accidents by addressing causes such as aerodynamic problems, mechanical failures, poor loading, mid-air collisions, and more.

Filled with case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents, the book organizes accident types by primary causes, presenting proven methods for eliminating or reducing the possibility of each type. Greg Whyte, an ex commercial helicopter pilot and professional aviation writer, draws on his own flying experiences and those of other flight veterans to provide a wealth of practical information and safety tips that are essential for everyone who flies, maintains or crews in helicopters. Filled with over 100 helpful illustrations, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots enables readers to:

  • Identify and address the common causes of helicopter accidents
  • Explore in-depth examples of accident scenarios
  • Examine the technical details of accident causes
  • Review case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents
  • Learn from the plain-English notes on avoidance and recovery

Contents:
Chapter 1. Basic Flight Principles
Chapter 2. Vortex Ring State
Chapter 3. Recirculation
Chapter 4. Ground Resonance
Chapter 5. Retreating Blade Stall
Chapter 6. Dynamic Rollover
Chapter 7. Overpitching
Chapter 8. Main Rotor Strikes
Chapter 9. Mid-Air Collisions
Chapter 10. Mast Bumping
Chapter 11. Engine Failures
Chapter 12. Tail Rotor Failures
Chapter 13. Mechanical Failures
Chapter 14. Fuel
Chapter 15. Fire
Chapter 16. Ditching
Chapter 17. Loading Issues
Chapter 18. Winching
Chapter 19. Weather
Chapter 20. Crew and Pre-flight Hazards
Chapter 21. Human Factors
Chapter 22. Training Mishaps

By: Whyte, Greg
ISBN: 0071488308
Format: BC 400 pages
Pub Date: December 1, 2006
Edition: 1st

 

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Very well pleased w/the information in this book.

  • By Robert from Brevard NC USA on Thursday, March 25, 2010
  • Pros: Relevant information about things a pilot MUST know to be safe.
  • Review: As a helicopter pilot, I want, and need, to know about things affecting helicopter flight that are NOT taught in standard classes for helicopter ratings. It is, or should be, a normal evolution for a dedicate helicopter pilot to want to learn more about safe flight and operations of helicopters. This book covers those very important issues not taught other than through the school of hard knocks.

Very well pleased w/the information in this book.

  • By Robert from Brevard NC USA on Thursday, March 25, 2010
  • Pros: Relevant information about things a pilot MUST know to be safe.
  • Cons: Haven't found any. The book is wonderful.
  • Review: As a helicopter pilot, I want, and need, to know about things affecting helicopter flight that are NOT taught in standard classes for helicopter ratings. It is, or should be, a normal evolution for a dedicate helicopter pilot to want to learn more about safe flight and operations of helicopters. This book covers those very important issues not taught other than through the school of hard knocks.
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