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Chopper 101 - a guide for fixed-wing pilots

posted Oct 07, 2007

There are a lot of helicopter operations at our local airports, and as a fixed-wing pilot I found this article called Chopper 101 extremely helpful.

It explains why helicopters do things like fly right traffic when airplanes are flying left traffic, what a helicopter traffic pattern looks like (and therefore where to look for a helicopter in the pattern), and what an autorotation is.

That article should be required reading for all non-helicopter pilots.

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