AIR EXERCISE: Circuits

AIR EXERCISE:

Helicopter circuits are normally flown in a racecourse pattern.

COMMON MISTAKES:

  • Failing to maintain proper r.p.m. during the entire approach. (Gov off)
  • Improper use of collective in controlling the angle of descent
  • Transitions too low/high.
  • Poor lookout
  • Poor listen out for ATC instructions
  • Not getting into a hover taxi 10m before the LZ

AIRMANSHIP / SAFETY:

Don’t forget the checks during the circuit and avoid unnecessary harsh movements of the controls. Maintain a good scan of the instruments throughout.

Always be aware of other traffic in the circuit, you must try and remember what their positions are.

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