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Bell 206 Book

Updated on 30th September,2017 I am writing this post to let you know that I have been busy writing a new book and have been neglecting to make regular posts here. I intend to rectify that soon. For those of you who are interested in the Bell 206 JetRanger, you may want to have a […]

Passenger Briefing

Updated on 21st June, 2016 Passenger Briefing – Why? As pilots, when we take passengers flying, it is very easy to assume that they have a level of knowledge that they do not actually have. Many of your passengers will never have been in a helicopter before and it is our job to explain to […]

The Finer Points Of Autorotations

Updated on 4th January, 2017 Introduction Qualified pilots can all do autorotations. Low time pilots can do them but are a little nervous and tentative. Students enjoy doing the autorotations but wonder what it would really be like if they had to do one for real. The only people I know who are really good […]

Helicopter Preflight

Updated on 10th July, 2015 Preparing For Flight We all go out to our helicopter and complete our daily preflight inspection before flying. But what exactly does the preflight consist of? Is it just a matter of checking the mechanics of the helicopter? Of course this is a very important check but there are many […]