This is possibly the most complete book written to date on helicopters and helicopter flying, and our first choice for the helicopter pilot trainee, and as a refresher for the experienced pilot. It covers subjects not covered by other manuals such as turbine engines, performance, flight manuals, automatic flight controls, legal aspects, introductory stability and control, and multi-engine helicopters.
- Introduction to Helicopters
- The Rotor Blade
- Flight Controls and Rotor Heads
- Air, Wind, and Weather
- Basic Helicopter Performance
- Balance and Weight
- The Aerodynamics of Autorotation
- Instruments and Warning Systems
- Before You Strap In…
- Helicopter Flying - The Basics
- The Art of Hovering
- Transitions to Forward Flight
- Lift-off and Touchdown
- Engine Failures
- Peculiarities of the Helicopter
- Flight Manuals, Rules and Regulations
- For the Professional Helicopter Pilot
- Advanced Helicopter Aerodynamics
- Advanced Performance
- Airframe Components
- The Piston Engine
- The Turbine Engine
- Multi-Engine Helicopters
- Stability and Control of the Helicopter
- Helicopter Types
- Night and Instrument Flying
- Automatic Flight Control
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