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A pilot’s ability to predict the performance of a helicopter is extremely important. It helps to determine how much weight the helicopter can carry before takeoff, if the helicopter can safely hover at a specific altitude and temperature, the distance required to climb above obstacles, and what the maximum climb rate will be.
- Factors Affecting Helicopter Performance
- Helicopter Performance Charts (Part One)
- Helicopter Performance Charts (Part Two)
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This section is based on the FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-21B 2019.