April 9, 2016| 284

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| 265

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 2, 2016| 2

Why You Should Get Your Commercial Helicopter License

John Peltier Looking for an exciting aviation career? Forget airplanes and fly something that doesn’t need a runway! A career as a helicopter pilot will afford you the ability to travel all over the world and get paid to do things that seem like they only come out of the movies. But the first step – you need to get your commercial helicopter license. …

January 12, 2016| 955

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 …

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