Helicopter Power Checks

Updated on 15th April 2017 When is the last time you had to do a confined area approach or take-off? Do you still remember how to do a helicopter power check? If not – you need to read this post. Power Checks There is no point in attempting to do a confined area approach without […]

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 […]

How to Progress Your Career

Updated on 24th September, 2016 Introduction Almost invariably I get asked the same questions on every course that I teach. When I run a commercial course, the CPL students will at some stage, almost always ask me “What do I have to do to get ahead in the helicopter industry?” or words to that effect. […]

Passing the EASA Flight Test and EASA Oral Test

Updated on 11th August,2016 The EASA Skill Test When a PPL student finishes their training the instructor has to prepare them for the EASA PPL skill test. The skill test involves a flight test and an oral test. As a student, you must pass both of these. The oral test is normally completed before the […]