Just as most airplane pilots are taught a certain set of maneuvers, most
of which are required by the FAA Practical Test Standards, helicopter pilots
have a set of maneuvers they are taught. These are broken down into normal
and emergency maneuvers in this section.
Standard disclaimer: You should realize that these descriptions are not a
replacement for flight instruction. If you read these, try to fly a
helicopter, and crash, don't blame me. Each manufacturer recommends different
methods to deal with normal and emergency situations. These descriptions
are generic, and do not apply to all aircraft.
These are procedures which are used on almost any flight:
These are general procedures dealing with emergency situations. Every helicopter
is different, and the pilot needs to understand the exact emergency method recommended
by the helicopter manufacturer in the appropriate POH. These descriptions are meant
to deal with emergencies in a generic way and should not be used in a particular model
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