View prices in: Sterling (£) Euros (€)

Pilot Warehouse - Home

Principles of Helicopter Flight
Click to Enlarge

Principles of Helicopter Flight

Buy Principles of Helicopter Flight £20.99 

'Principles of Helicopter Flight' covers:
  • Aerodynamic principles
  • Handling & operations
  • Design
  • Components
  • Performance
  • Ultra clear graphics
  • Quizzes throughout
  • Practice exam papers

    Principles of Helicopter Flight (2nd edition) by W. Wagtendonk.
    ...for the student learning to fly helicopters in the 21st century, this book is one of the essential keys to flight.

    Helicopter pilots need to thoroughly understand the consequences of their actions and base them upon sound technical knowledge. This textbook provides a foundation by explaining why the helicopter flies and more importantly, why it sometimes doesn't.
    It examines the aerodynamic factors associated with rotor stalls, mast bumping, wind effect, as well as maneuvering flight to include the hover, forward flight, the flare, and autorotation.
    Helicopter design and components, performance and weight and balance is covered, along with special techniques such as different types of takeoffs and landings, operating on sloping surfaces, sling operations, mountain flying and helicopter icing. Technical knowledge and sound handling are the crucial ingredients that make a safe pilot.

    This latest edition benefits from additional discussion of the NOTAR system and strakes, as well as frequently misunderstood principles of airspeed and high altitude operations. The book also concludes with a multiple-choice practice examination; used in conjunction with quizzes for each chapter, the reader can test their grasp of helicopter aerodynamics.

    Illustrated throughout.
    Soft. 304 pages.

    Buy Principles of Helicopter Flight

    Other popular publications and learning aids for Rotary Wing training are linked below:
    'Fly the Robinson R22' DVD or CD
    More Details
    'Robinson R22 Pilot's Manual' & 'Fly the Robinson DVD' package
    More Details
    Learning to Fly Helicopters
    More Details
    Robinson R22 Pilot's Technical Manual and Operating Handbook
    More Details

    Pilot Warehouse, Berkhamsted House, 121 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2DJ, United Kingdom
    Tel: 07586796988

    Privacy Policy