The Helicopter Aviation Home Page
Welcome to the Helicopter Aviation Home Page. Everything you ever wanted to
know about helicopters, and then some!
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I've been instructing in helicopters for the last 17 years. I enjoy teaching
people about helicopters, so back when the web was brand new, I put together
this site. There have been long periods of time when I've been busy with
other things, and the site has not been updated, but most of the information
stays relevant. Since photography has become a big hobby (third career?)
for me, I promise to start adding more helicopter photos to the site. I hope
you enjoy yourself!
The document is split into several main sections:
You can find out
more about the author.
- What's New I realized that people
need this section since I'm constantly adding to the
information on this server. Last updated Tue Jan 13 2004
- Trips and Events I've visited
and taken pictures at. Includes Ferrying an R22 Helicopter
from California to Boston. This was added on 3/26/97, but
a year later we're still stuck in Austin! Okay, we're home
but I haven't finished putting in the rest of the pictures.
I promise to do it sometime soon! -- Paul 3/26/98
- Aerodynamics This section has
lots of diagrams and descriptions of the major aerodynamic
issues involving helicopters. It's quite technical...
- Mechanical Components This
section has pictures and descriptions of different components
of helicopters such as instrument panels, flight controls,
and rotor systems.
- Aircraft Operating Handbooks
contains a generic description of the contents of aircraft
operating handbooks. Last updated Mon Mar 17 1997
- Maneuvers This section
contains descriptions of most normal and emergency procedures
which pilots are taught, including some photo sequences of
some of the maneuvers.
- Learning to fly helicopters
This section discusses requirements to become a helicopter
pilot, some suggestions on how to select a school and an
instructor, and some general information on how much it
- Helicopter FAQ
- Info about All Star Helicopters
This contains some info about the FBO (Fixed Based Operator)
I instruct at. It has some pictures of day to day life at
a typical small helicopter school, plus some air-to-air
pictures taken around Boston..
- Bookstore An online helicopter
you can purchase books I usually recommend to my students.
Just a couple pictures to get you interested. There are many more pictures
spread around this home page, especially you might want to check out the
All Star info since I've put some pictures of
everyday life in there. Anyway, here are two of my friends
looking at a Robinson R22:
and here is the cockpit of a JetRanger I fly:
A few more pictures of local Robinson R22 helicopters:
paul at copters.com
(replace " at " with "@" to email me - this avoids SPAMMERS I hope)