Helicopter Flying Tips For Beginners: a blog detailing information and tips on flying helicopters. Including common mistakes,do’s and don’ts.
I took up flying helicopters on a whim in 2011. I had always wanted to fly, but living in the city made it difficult to get to a small airport for lessons often enough. So I would just daydream about it instead. And then one day I saw an ad for helicopter lessons at some place conveniently located near my home.
That was it. Within days I was up in the air learning how to hover, turn and fly around the pattern. My instructor was a former Air Force pilot who had been flying helicopters for almost 30 years (he started at age 19!). So he knew his stuff and was an excellent teacher. The course itself was only 15 hours long before I took my checkride and got my license.
Flying a helicopter is a great skill to have. In this blog I will detail some of the common mistakes made by new helicopter pilots and how to avoid them.
One mistake that many new pilots make is landing gear failure. In most helicopters there is a button near the door that you must press in order to open the door. If you fail to do so, it will cause the landing gear to fail and your helicopter will crash. You can also damage the landing gear if you try to land on uneven surfaces or while you are carrying too much weight.
The second mistake that many new pilots make is improper speed control. It is very important to maintain your speed at all times during flight. Most helicopters are designed to fly at a certain speed and if you exceed this speed then you may find yourself in trouble. The best way to prevent this type of accident is by practicing flying your helicopter in controlled areas until you feel comfortable enough to fly around other people and even other helicopters.
Another common mistake that new pilots make when they first start out is forgetting to lower the landing gear when they take off or land. If you forget to lower the landing gear then it will be harder for your helicopter to land safely on the ground and cause an accident. Also, if you forget to
Many people dream about having their own helicopter. They imagine the freedom of flying themselves to work, home to the kids soccer game or just out for a joy ride. While the prices of helicopters are beginning to come down, you will still have to pay a hefty price for one.
So how do you know if you’re ready to buy your first helicopter? The answer is: it depends. If you’re starting from scratch, that is no flight experience at all, then it’s going to take some time and money before you can make the purchase. If on the other hand you are a licensed pilot with some experience then it might be easier.
The first thing that you should do is seek out an instructor who can give lessons on flying helicopters. You will start off in a two seat trainer helicopter and learn the basics of handling and flying the aircraft. Once you have gained enough experience and confidence your instructor will graduate you to more advanced maneuvers ending up with you doing solo flights.
Once you have completed your training and earned your license, then it’s time to decide what kind of helicopter you want to buy and how much money you want to spend on your new craft. There are several factors that need to be taken into account here:
Flying a helicopter has many advantages, but is also a very difficult skill to master.
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Once you have mastered the simulator, it’s time to get started on your flight training. You can find an excellent selection of helicopters for sale from TTAF.com (total time airframe).
The first thing to do is to find a good flight school that is close by and offers quality instruction. A few things to look for are:
* Make sure you are comfortable with the instructor
* Make sure they offer the appropriate helicopter training courses (i.e.: private pilot license)
* Make sure they have a good reputation. Do your research (check with friends or family who may have taken lessons)
Once you have chosen a flight school, it’s time to get started on your training. The first thing you will learn is how to hover the helicopter and basic aerodynamics.
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It includes a custom trailer and has the following options:
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This helicopter has been hangered for most of its life. A very nice, clean example of an R22.
Choosing a helicopter is a very important decision. There are many types of helicopters, and before you complete your purchase, you should take into account what type of flying you want to do. For example, if you want to fly helicopters recreationally and don’t want to spend too much money on it, then an electric helicopter may be the best choice for you. If you are interested in gaining practical experience in how to fly a helicopter and learning to fly at a professional level, then an RC helicopter would be more suitable for your needs.