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Helicopter Instructor's Guide

Helicopter Instructor's Guide

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The Helicopter Instructor's Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their flight instructor pilot certificate with a helicopter class rating. This handbook contains detailed coverage of aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and aeronautical decision-making.

This book includes the following topics:

Introduction to Flight Training
Introduction to the Helicopter
Aerodynamics of Flight
Helicopter Flight Controls
Helicopter Components, Sections, and Systems
Rotorcraft Flight Manual
Weight and Balance
Helicopter Performance
Preflight and Postflight Procedures
Basic Flight Maneuvers
Advanced Flight Maneuvers
Helicopter Emergencies
Attitude Instrument Flying
Night Operations
Helicopter Operations
Practical Examination and Preparation for Flight Review
Single-Pilot Resource Management, Aeronautical Decision-Making, and Risk Management

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. (National Airworthiness Authority). The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the group under the name "Federal Aviation Agency", and adopted its current name in 1967 when it became a part of the United States Department of Transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration's major roles include: Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation. Regulating air navigation facilities' geometry and Flight inspection standards. Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology. Issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates. Regulating civil aviation to promote safety, especially through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices. Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft. Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics. Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation.

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