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The Helicopter Aviation Home Page
Welcome to the Helicopter Aviation Home Page. Everything you ever wanted
to know about helicopters, and then some!
One word of warning. I've included a lot of pictures on these
pages, so some pages take a while to download. Hopefully, you'll find the
wait to be worth it. A color display is a real plus, as I've used color
a lot in diagrams and pictures.
The document is split into several main sections:
- What's New I realized
that people need this section since I'm constantly adding to the information
on this server.
- Aerodynamics This
section has lots of diagrams and descriptions of the major aerodynamic
issues involving helicopters. It's quite technical...
- Mechanical Components
This section has pictures and descriptions of different components of helicopters
such as instrument panels, flight controls, and rotor systems.
Operating Handbooks contains a generic description of the contents
of aircraft operating handbooks.
This section contains descriptions of most normal and emergency procedures
which pilots are taught, including some photo sequences of some of the
- Learning to fly helicopters
This section discusses requirements to become a helicopter pilot, some
suggestions on how to select a school and an instructor, and some general
information on how much it will cost.
- Helicopter Owning
- Helicopter FAQ
- History of helicopters
This section was written by Dr. Guy Sadler of Tasmania Australia. It contains
some historical notes on the development of the helicopter.
- Info about All Star
Helicopters This contains some info about the FBO (Fixed Based Operator)
I instruct at. It has some pictures of day to day life at a typical small
helicopter school, plus some air-to-air pictures taken around Boston..
You can find out more
about the author, or his son Greg's
Just a couple pictures to get you interested. There are many more
pictures spread around this home page, especially you might want to check
out the All Star info
since I've put some pictures of everyday life in there. Anyway, here are
two of my friends looking at a Robinson R22:
and here is the cockpit of a JetRanger I fly: