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Attitude instrument flying in helicopters is essentially visual flying with the flight instruments substituted for the various reference points on the helicopter and the natural horizon. Control changes, required to produce a given attitude by reference to instruments, are identical to those used in helicopter visual flight rules (VFR) flight, and pilot thought processes are the same. Basic instrument training is intended to be a building block toward attaining an instrument rating.
- Helicopter Instrument Flight
- Helicopter Straight-and-Level Flight (Part One) Pitch Control
- Helicopter Straight-and-Level Flight (Part Two) Bank Control
- Straight Climbs (Constant Airspeed and Constant Rate)
- Straight Descents (Constant Airspeed and Constant Rate)
- Helicopter Turns (Part One)
- Helicopter Turns (Part Two)
- Unusual Attitudes
- Helicopter Emergencies During Instrument Flight
- Instrument Takeoff in Helicopters
If you are studying for or planning on studying for your instrument rating, the ASA Test Prep guide for the Instrument Rating will help you prepare with samples of every test question in the FAA exam database, along with their answers and explanations. Subjects covered are: meteorology, flight and navigational instruments, instrument flight rules and procedures, arrivals and approaches, and review computations. It also includes a computer testing supplement.
You should also consider getting a copy of the Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael D. Hayes to prepare for the oral exam as well as the the Instrument Rating Airmen Certification Standards by the FAA which outlines the standards for passing the knowledge and oral exams.