September 29, 2017| 39

Power Your Flight Training at Upper Limit with an HFI Scholarship!

HFI is offering a variety of helicopter scholarships that can help you build a career as a helicopter pilot through flight training with Upper Limit Aviation. Upper Limit Aviation is excited to promote another great scholarship opportunity to prospective helicopter pilots hoping to start or continue working towards their helicopter certificate throu …

May 17, 2016| 63

What To Look For In a Helicopter Flight School

When looking for a helicopter flight school, here are the 3 “W’s” you should pay attention to. Margie O’Connor You are outside enjoying the gentle breeze of a pure, blue-sky day when up above you hear the wap-wap-wap of a helicopter as it flies overhead. For a moment, you fixate on the helicopter, amazed at the way it flies and are immediately …

April 9, 2016| 31

How Do You Fly a Helicopter?

John Peltier Helicopter flight is fairly mysterious, isn’t it? How do all of those moving parts work in concert to make the helicopter move in just about any direction you can imagine? It reminds me of a diagram I saw as a helicopter student . It showed a helicopter, surrounded by four arrows going up, down, left, and right. Instead of the arrows lab …

April 2, 2016| 30

How Do Helicopters Fly?

Margie O’Connor During my fixed-wing flight training , I witnessed what I thought to be a miracle – a Blackhawk helicopter landing at the same airport I was learning about the theory of airplane flight . Captivated by the powerful sound of the rotor blade, I instantly began to wonder. How did the rotor blades work to produce the lift necessary t …

March 7, 2016| 440

The Requirements for Getting Your Private Helicopter License

John Peltier Don’t helicopters look fun to fly? Well, they are! You can take them anywhere and do anything with them. Okay, that may be a stretch and there are some limitations. But when compared with airplanes, helicopters can do anything. If you’re interested in learning how to fly helicopters , take an introductory flight . Get some time on the cont …

January 12, 2016| 96

The Differences Between Helicopter Flying and Airplane Flying

Margie O’Connor When asked how helicopter flying is different from flying an airplane, my response has always been the same: it’s much more difficult to eat a sandwich while flying a helicopter, whereas, in a well-trimmed airplane, light finger pressure on the yoke is enough to hold the aircraft straight and level while eating a sandwich with …

December 1, 2015| 40

How to Become a Helicopter Pilot

Learning to Fly Isn’t as Hard as You Think Wondering how to become a helicopter pilot ? The first steps to getting into a cockpit are clearly defined, and most people qualify to start training immediately . Here are the details you need to know. You’re watching the quintessential over-the-top car chase scene and the star is making a getaway so fa …

September 4, 2015| 13 0

Helicopter Pilots: Landing a Good Job Includes Networking

What is your industry network and who is in it? If you don’t know, you need to know. For helicopter pilots, landing the best job is all about pilot skills, experience, AND networking. Of course, you will need a good resume, the right type of experience, and some very good people skills. But even more important, you must be known by those who …

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