Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration 2000
Number of pages: 207
Provides technical assistance to applicants preparing for private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating. In authoritative and understandable language, here are explanations of general aerodynamics and the aerodynamics of flight, navigation, communication, flight controls, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and more.
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