Helicopter Instructors Guide

 

 

Lesson Plans for Helicopter Flight Instructors covering Instructional Techniques, Exam Briefings, Flight Reviews and more ...

 

 

 

Contents

 

Chapter 1 - Instructional Techniques

Section A - Ground Operations and Safety Considerations

 

  • Preflight Check and Engine Starting
  • Safety Considerations
  • Rotor RPM and Airspeed
  • Height/Velocity Diagram
  • Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness
  • Low G Conditions and Mast Bumping

Section B - Hovering Flight

  • Vertical Takeoff to a Hover and Hovering
  • Hovering Turns
  • Hovering Forward
  • Hovering Sideward
  • Hovering Rearward
  • Vertical Landing from a Hover

Section C - Primary Maneuvers

  • Straight and Level Flight
  • Turns
  • Climbs
  • Descents
  • Climbing and Descending Turns
  • Coordination Exercises


Section D - Heliport and Airport Operations

  • Collision Avoidance
  • Runway Incursions
  • Traffic Patterns
  • Normal and Crosswind Takeoff from a Hover
  • Normal and Crosswind Approaches to a Hover Go Around

Section E - Advanced Flight Maneuvers

  • Maximum Performance Takeoff
  • Running Takeoff
  • Rapid Deceleration or Quick Stop
  • Steep Approaches
  • Shallow Approach / Running Landing
  • Slope Landings
  • Slope Takeoff
  • Confined Area Operations
  • Pinnacle Landings
  • Pinnacle Takeoff and Climb
  • Night Flying
  • Cross Country Operations
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Emergency Operations
  • Night Operations

 

Regulations - The Aeronautical Information Manual, and NTSB 830

Section B - Student Pilot Briefings

  • Solo Cross Country Briefing

Section C - Private Pilot Briefings

Section D - Commercial Pilot Briefings

  • Advance Maneuvers
  • Pinnacle / Platform Operations
  • Slope Operations
  • Confined Area Operations
  • Running or Rolling Takeoff and Landing
  • Rapid Deceleration (Quick Stop)

Section E - Flight Instructor Briefings

  • Fundamentals of Instruction

Section F - Emergency Procedures

  • Autorotative Descents
  • Power Recovery from Practice
  • Autorotation
  • Autorotations with Turns
  • Power Failure in a Hover
  • Emergency Situations
  • Settling with Power
  • Retreating Blade Stall
  • Ground Resonance
  • Dynamic Rollover
  • Systems or Equipment Malfunctions
  • Antitorque System Failure
  • Governor Failures
  • Recovery from Low Rotor RPM

Chapter 2 - Exam Briefings

Section A - General Questions

  • Certificates and Documents
  • Weather Information
  • National Airspace System and Charts

Airspace

  • Class A
  • Class B
  • Class C
  • Class D
  • Class E
  • Special VFR
  • Class G
  • Other Airspace
  • Charts
  • Performance and Limitations
  • Weight and Balance
  • Aerodynamics
  • Helicopter Systems
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Powerplant and Related Systems
  • Rotor Systems
  • Fuel System
  • Electrical System
  • Flight Instruments
  • Equipment Operation and Procedures
  • Minimum Equipment List
  • Aeromedical Factors
  • Airport and Heliport Operations

Chapter 3 - Flight Review

  • Who Needs a Flight Review
  • What are the Requirements of the Flight Review
  • Prereview Considerations
  • Make, Model, or Type of Helicopter Flown
  • Nature of Flight Operations
  • Recency of Flight Experience
  • Agreement on Conduct of Review
  • Ground Training Considerations
  • Inflight Considerations
  • Postreview Actions
  • Sample Flight Review Plan and Checklist
  • Sample List of Flight Review Knowledge, Maneuvers, and Procedures

 

Produced by the US Department of Transportation.
Published and sold by Helicopters Only.

 

Soft Cover 74 Pages.