Flight Training Lesson 5
1.25 Hours Dual; Pre/Post Flight Discussion 0.75 Hours
by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised August 2006
Developed for students at East Coast Aero Club which operated under FAR Part 141 from July 2008 through July 2010.
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Student continues building proficiency in the use of flight controls, holding a hover, normal approaches and departures, and radio communication. Emphasis will be placed on how crosswinds affect helicopter maneuvers.
- Vertical takeoff to a hover
- Vertical landing from a hover
- Stationary Hover
- Normal/crosswind departure and approach
- Pattern work
- Straight in autorotation (entry by lowering collective)
- 0-30 minutes: Student shows instructor a weather briefing; discussion about whether or not to fly; review of quiz or reading material
- 30-60: Drive to helicopter hangar and preflight inspection (student alone)
- 60-70: Startup
- 70-80: Instructor air/hover taxis to Taxiway Whiskey or Romeo for hover practice at Bedford
- 80-95: Flight to Minuteman (K6B6)/Norwood (KOWD)/Nashua (KASH), with practice on climbs, descents, turns
- 95-100: Hover practice at destination
- 100-115: Back to Hanscom
- 115-125: Hover work at Hanscom
- 125-135: Pattern work at Hanscom
- 135-155: Put helicopter away, return to classroom
- 155-170: Discussion
- Boston VFR Terminal Area Chart
- FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
- Robinson R22/R44 Helicopter
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
Student should be able to maintain altitude +/- 100' when straight and
level and +/- 200' in turns, airspeed should be controled within +/-
10 knots, and heading should be maintained +/- 15 degrees. Student
should be progressing toward holding a hover for longer than 1 minute
in winds of 8 knots or less. Student should demonstrate an
understanding of crosswind influence on helicopter maneuvers.
Student should have managed two unassisted takeoffs to a hover and two
unassisted landings from a hover, both with minimum sideward or rearward
Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:
Flight Training Record, Lesson 5
Any deviations from the completion standards should be noted in previous section.
After completing a maneuver listed under Introduction, place a check mark next to that maneuver.
Assign grades of Above Standard, Meets Standard, or Below Standard to maneuvers listed under Review.
- Student Name:
- Instructor Name/CFI#/expiration:
- Date of Lesson:
- Aircraft Type/Registration:
- Route of Flight:
- Number of Landings:
- Hours Dual/Solo:
- Hours Cross-Country:
- Hours Night:
- Hours Simulated Instrument: