Helicopter Flight - Helicopter Flight Training

Responsive imageThe Helicopter Autorotation - For some an autorotation is a fun and exciting maneuver.  For others when you say, "autorotation" a shiver runs down their spine.  The fact is, autorotations are an art. More

Commercial Helicopter add-on to Airplane Private? - YES, you can and you should; it's the best spent money in flight training and an excellent method to reducing your training cost by thousands of dollars. More

Hot Fueling Helicopters, is it safe? - In a piston helicopter definately not, and in a turbine only maybe. There are many important factors that need to be considered. Some FBOs' don't allow it at all, and some will hot fuel any helicopter. More

Responsive imageTurbine Transition Training - Most operators except flight training, require turbine experience. How do you get it, do you really need it? Learn the differences and what's important. Is it wise to get it flying left seat while someone else really does the flying? More

Oil Levels and Consumption, where should they be? - Does the full level indication mean anything on aircraft? Many think not, but they're wrong! Aircraft don't just find their favorite level and stay there. More

Aviation Accidents, what to do if you have one - There'll be pressure from everyone for an immediate statement. Protect yourself, get to a safe area and say nothing to anyone until you collect your thoughts! More

Are you flying low on fuel? - Does your instructor joke about the next autorotation possibly becoming the real thing? Don't put yourself in a dangerous situation and accept such foolishness. More

Are you burning your hard earned dollars solo? - Are there better ways to maximize your flight training funds? Yes there are! Flight training costs to much to simply pump your hard earned funds into the bank account of a flight school giving you bad advice. More

Flight training risk management - Accidents are more frequent in the training environment than any other operation. There are methods to reduce the risks associated with flight training. Make your students as safe as you can. More

LTE, LPE and Critical Wind - Pedal turns; which direction is the safest? Loss of Tailrotor Effectiveness or Loss of Pilot Effectiveness? What about the Critical Wind Azimuth? More

Drones and typical FAA incompetence - Drone close calls to manned aircraft rapidly increasing in frequency. Families get ready to sue the FAA for they are negligent. Fatalities are coming. They thought a registration program would do something? Despite the number of industry professionals involved, common sense was absent; they compared UAVs to bird strikes; ignorant; birds try to avoid aircraft, drones don't... More

HEMS fix stage two (RA) in effect - The FAA has outdone themselves with their HEMS regulations, bewildered, they watch as accidents continue... More

Why are helicopter pilot salaries so low? - There are many possible reasons... Compared to their fixed wing counterparts many helicopter pilots seriously lack professionalism. Another issue is the willingness of operators to put inexperienced pilots at the controls... More

The FAA fails General Aviation - Looking to justify their existence, they'll take your certificate, your airworthiness, and even let your local airport close. They'll do anything for a feather, and nothing to protect aviation... More

Some other sites with good information for Pilots and Students

Helicopter Flight Training Information for the Helicopter Pilot Student.
Florida Helicopter Service Information for Pilots in the Florida area.
Tennessee Flight Training Information for students in the Tennessee area.