Helen’s Latest Book!
This informative and readable book is aimed at all those who are doing the Helicopter Private Pilot’s Licence course, those who have qualified recently, and those who are planning to learn to fly helicopters in the future. It is based to a large extent on the author’s own experiences, both as a student and instructor, and it covers all aspects of the PPL(H) course.
After a general introductory section discussing topics such as how a helicopter flies and the best way to choose a flying school and instructor, the book follows the PPL(H) syllabus as it is taught in the UK, with a detailed account of each flying exercise. The idea is that the student can read about the relevant lesson before he or she attempts it with an instructor.
A Manual for Helicopter Enthusiasts
‘The Helicopter Pilot’s Companion’ is based on articles which Helen wrote for ‘Today’s Pilot’ and ‘Flight Training News’ over a number of years. It starts by covering a whole range of topics related to rotary aviation, such as common myths concerning helicopter flying, choosing a flying school and instructor, the basics of rotary aerodynamics, plus all aspects of actually learning to fly helicopters. It then looks at issues which are important when the new helicopter pilot has gained his or her licence and is let loose to fly alone, such as flying with passengers, coping with more challenging weather, and dealing with emergencies. Finally, it offers advice to those readers who are considering becoming professional helicopter pilots.