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Mar
23
2015

Helicopter Cross-Country: Getting There is Only Half the Fun

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The FAA requires all initial pilot certificate applicants (except ATP) to demonstrate cross-country proficiency during a practical test. The Practical Test Standard (PTS) Area of Operation identifying the proficiency to be demonstrated is titled “Navigation.” Tasks included within this section of the PTS are pilotage and dead reckoning, radio navigation and radar services, diversion, and lost procedures. This portion of the exam is intended to verify that the student has sufficient knowledge to fly a helicopter safely outside of his or her local flying area. [Read More...]



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Feb
23
2015

Sliding To A Standard - The Running/Roll-On Landing

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Within the FAA’s practical test standard (PTS) for helicopters, the proficiency requirements to successfully demonstrate a running/roll-on landing are identified. They are seemingly simple: establish and maintain: a shallow approach angle, a proper rate of closure, and proper flight control technique after surface contact. The PTS wants us to talk about surface texture, height/velocity diagram, and factors affecting performance data, all really good topics. However, I’ve found a question that few applicants can answer: Why are we here? [Read More...]



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Dec
03
2014

Instructional Burnout … Are You Feeling The Heat?

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Any instructor having conducted significant hours of instruction has experienced instructional [Read More...]



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Nov
17
2014

Critical Reactions : Are Your Students Ready?

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As helicopter pilots, we learn the art of autorotation early in our training program. We practice [Read More...]



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Nov
12
2014

DPE Refresh: The FAA’s SEED Program at Work

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Did you recently take an examination facilitated by a FAA-appointed Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)? [Read More...]



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Nov
03
2014

FAA Practical Test Standards: Is The Minimum Good Enough

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The FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) outline the minimum standards for a pilot applicant. The [Read More...]



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