What Is Over-pitching? Overpitching occurs when you demand too much power from the engine and a drop in Rotor RPM (RRPM) occurs. When you keep raising the collective lever without any consideration for power limitations; you are increasing the pitch angle of the main rotor blades. As the pitch angle is increased, drag is also […]

Basic Autorotations

During your helicopter training, you will eventually have to learn how to glide the helicopter in unpowered flight. All helicopters can glide. We call it “autorotation“. We practice autorotations so much in the course of training that they become a part of normal helicopter flight. But do not think that autorotations are common in real […]

Tail Rotor Failure

Updated on 6th March, 2016 Different Types of Tail Rotor Failure While training for a JAR PPL(H) licence, you will be told about tail rotor failures. There is no flight exercise for tail rotor failures under the JAR system however I like to demonstrate the different types of tail rotor failure that can occur during […]