Eighteen years in writing, this informative aviation theory book on the mechanics of the helicopter is a must for any helicopter pilot.
Written by Captain Mike Becker - one of Australia’s most experienced helicopter instructors. He has over 15,000 flight hours, and is a recipient of the “Captain John Ashton Award for Flight Standards and Aviation Safety” by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of London. Mike Becker started flying in 1984. His career has been as diverse as the number of helicopter types he has flown – the smaller R22 to the larger B212 and Sikorski S62, and most types in between. He has been operating a helicopter flight school since 1995. As Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor, Mike operates a fleet of over 20 helicopters and employs more than 30 instructors delivering over 10,000 training hours per year.
This theory book converts all this experience into a full colour, practical, hands-on guide of over 300 pages.
It is important that as a pilot we have an understanding of the mechanics making up the machine we operate and fly. This book examines the airframe, rotor systems, transmissions, fuel delivery systems, gearboxes, clutches, engine, fuels and lubricants, the electrical systems, fire protection systems, hydraulics, landing gear, instruments, and has an introduction to glass cockpits.
This book has been tried and tested in the classroom by hundreds of civil and military students from all over the world who have benefited from the concise, informative and practical writing style. It has been proven by some of the highest Civil Aviation Helicopter theory exam pass rates in FAA, EASA, CASA exam settings, and in the Asia Pacific region.
“Aircraft General Knowledge for Helicopter Pilots” is easy to read, contains hundreds of colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams. It is a valued addition to any helicopter pilot’s collection.