INTRODUCTION to Helicopter Flying Guide for Private Pilots
Why is a Robinson R22 good for learning to fly helicopters?
The R22 Robinson is an ideal training and hour building helicopter due to the relatively low costs and ease of use. Learning to fly a Robinson R22, is relatively straightforward – you can be in the air after just a 15 minute introduction to the helicopter controls making the Robinson R22 one of the most popular training helicopters.
This manual is aimed as a guide for prospective helicopter private pilot license students and to provide an overview for the training required. It is also an aid for the instructor and forms the basis for each lesson in terms of the theory and practical aspect required for each lesson.
The idea is to allow the student before each lesson a complete understanding of what will be required theoretical and practically for each lesson.
It also has the applications that are necessary for the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) throughout the course.
It must be stressed that this is a guide and does not replace any document or regulation pertaining to flying, all the information; though all care is taken to be accurate; is not guaranteed and the onus is on the pilot in command to ensure all the legalities are followed and the correct information is obtained, therefore the author shall not be held responsible for any errors or omissions in this guide.
All of the lessons are based on the Robinson R22, being the most popular for training in South Africa, however lessons can be adapted for various other model helicopters.
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