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Today, helicopters are quite reliable. However, emergencies do occur, whether a result of mechanical failure or pilot error, and should be anticipated. Regardless of the cause, the recovery needs to be quick and precise. By having a thorough knowledge of the helicopter and its systems, a pilot is able to handle the situation more readily. Helicopter emergencies and the proper recovery procedures should be discussed and, when possible, practiced in flight. In addition, by knowing the conditions that can lead to an emergency, many potential accidents can be avoided.
- Helicopter Autorotation (Part One)
- Helicopter Autorotation (Part Two)
- Helicopter Autorotation (Part Three)
- Helicopter Autorotation (Part Four)
- Vortex Ring State
- Retreating Blade Stall and Ground Resonance
- Helicopter Dynamic Rollover
- Helicopter Low-G Conditions and Mast Bumping
- Low Rotor RPM and Rotor Stall
- Helicopter System Malfunctions (Part One)
- Helicopter System Malfunctions (Part Two)
- Helicopter System Malfunctions (Part Three)
- Helicopter System Malfunctions (Part Four)
- Multiengine Emergency Operations
- Helicopter Lost Procedures
- Helicopter VFR Flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions
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This section is based on the FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-21B 2019.