Flight Training Lesson 12
1.5 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 will practice straight-in and hover autorotations in addition
to any pre-solo area(s) of weakness as determined by the instructor.
Student will be introduced to the hazards of settling with power.
- Hover autorotations
- Straight-in autorotations with power recovery
- Recognition and recovery of settling with power (no lower than 1500' AGL)
- Tail rotor failure (discussion before review of straight-in autorotation)
- Forced landings (simulated engine failures) - power recovery no lower than 300' whenever away from an airport
- 0-30 minutes: Drive to helicopter hangar and preflight inspection
- 30-40: Startup
- 40-50: Student air/hover taxis to Taxiway Whiskey or Romeo for hover practice
- 50-60: Air taxi and quick stop at Hanscom (repeat), or other area of weakness
- 60-70: Patterns with autorotations, with power recovery (emphasize bringing the power back in during the flare, joining the needles early)
- 70-100: Fly to practice area, climbing to 3000' MSL
(approximately 2700' AGL), to demonstrate settling with power, first upwind and then downwind
- 100-110: Patterns with normal takeoffs and approaches and systems malfunctions, or other area of weakness
- 110-120: Simulated engine failure (emphasize difference from a practice autorotation) followed by hover autorotations on the East Ramp just before returning to the hangar
- 120-140: Put helicopter away
- 140-150: Discussion
- FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
- Robinson R22/R44 Helicopter
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
The student will show progress in any area(s) of weakness. The student will be able to enter an autorotation without substantial changes to the aircraft's attitude or trim. During the glide, the student should be able to hold airspeed at (R22) 65 knots +/-10 knots or (R44) 70 knots +/-10 knots, and rotor RPM should be maintained within the green arc. The student will gain an understanding of the conditions that lead to settling with power.
Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:
Flight Training Record, Lesson 12
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: