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So You Want To Fly Helicopters

iPhone / iPad
  • Reference
  • Education
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This comprehensive training course will thoroughly prepare you for the thrills and challenges of helicopter flying. In addition to 90 minutes of exciting video, this app also includes the FAA’s Rotorcraft Flying Handbook, the complete Helicopter Practical Test Standards and a 30-question review quiz.

Using a visual menu system, So You Want to Fly Helicopters is broken down into 14 individual video segments for quick review. In all, this app contains over 90 minutes of engaging 3D animations and in-flight video from the award-winning team at Sporty’s Academy. You’ll experience firsthand the sights and sounds of a Robinson R22 and R44, Schweizer 269 and Bell 206 JetRanger.

Also included is a review quiz based on content from the videos. After finishing the questions you’ll receive instant feedback on your score and be able to review missed questions. There’s even a way to quickly review the video segment from which the question was taken!

So You Want to Fly Helicopters includes several FAA publications for additional study – complete with a table of contents for quick access to each page:

• Helicopter Flying Handbook (198 pages)
• Private Pilot Helicopter PTS (85 pages)
• Advisory Circular 90-87 – Helicopter Dynamic Rollover (6 pages)
• Advisory Circular 90-95 – Lost of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (16 pages)

The video segments cover the following topics:

• Helicopter Basics
--Classifying helicopters
--Helicopter controls (cyclic, collective, throttle & anti-torque pedals)
--Pilot certification requirements

• Aerodynamics & Flight Operations
--Gyroscopic precession
--Flight & engine instruments
--Retreating blade stall
--Dissymmetry of lift
--Blade flapping
--Coriolis effect
--Rotor system variations

• Weight & Balance
--Helicopter loading
--Longitudinal calculations
--Lateral calculations

• Autorotations
--Height-velocity diagram
--Emergency procedures

• R22 Preflight
--Cockpit & exterior inspections
--Systems checks & teletemp
--Fuel checks

• Normal Procedures
--Engine starting
--Taxiing (Surface, Air & Hover variations)
--Takeoff (Normal & Running)
--Vibration awareness
--Approach & Landing
--Sight pictures

• Landing Variations
--Steep approach
--Shallow approach

• Other Procedures
--Settling with power
--Anti-torque failure
--Run-on landing
--Slope operations
--Quick stop

•Helicopter Navigation
--Special VFR
--Altitude considerations
--Traffic pattern operations

AirPlay functionality requires iOS 4.3 or higher and a 2nd Generation Apple TV.
AirPrint functionality requires iOS 4.2 or higher and an AirPrint-compatible printer.

FREE gift from Sporty's with download -- pilot's microfiber screen cleaning cloth (seriously, it's free!)