- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (October 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071808612
- ISBN-13: 978-0071808613
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author
This book is about what it's like to learn to fly helicopters and what it's like to fly them as professional pilot. And what is that exactly? It starts with a feeling. A feeling that must be experienced before it can be understood. The best I can do is identify other experiences you're more likely to have had, and I hope you'll get the idea.
About the Author
R. Randall Padfield, author of five aviation books, is the former Editor-in-Chief and COO of Aviation International News (AIN Publications), where his work included pilot reports on more than 30 rotorcraft. In 2016 Padfield was awarded the Helicopter Association International's Excellence in Communications Award, sponsored by Lightspeed Aviation, and in 1998 he received NBAA's Gold Wing Award for reporting excellence. A rated airline transport pilot in helicopters and airplanes, he flew rescue missions in U.S. Air Force HH-3Es in Iceland and Alaska and offshore operations in Bell 212s, Sikorsky S-61Ns and Aerospatiale Super Pumas in the North Sea. Padfield has more than 9,000 hours of flight time, is a 1971 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and holds a masters degree in engineering management from UCLA. His writing has appeared in numerous other publications.
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Thanks Randall for a great piece of helicopter literature, there is nothing like it out there.
Now...if you are thinking of flying an helicopter...I'd deviate from what the author recommends: I'd say, go for an intro flight: get that passion going, it's one of your greatest gift in life!
If you want something a bit more technical and text book-like, check out the official FAA Helicopter Handbook.
It won't replace other more technical books that you will need on the subject,
but it does give the author's experiences and perspectives that you won't get
in the technical books.
There are some technical sections but if you're looking for more of an aeronautical manual, get the FAA helicopter book.