Rotorcraft Fundamentals

Rotorcraft Fundamentals is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating. Certificated flight instructors may find this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and aeronautical decision making is included.

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The majority of the text, diagrams, and pictures in this book have been taken from:

[FAA: Rotorcraft] U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Rotorcraft Flying Handbook. Public Domain.


The authors highly recommend the following reference materials:


HaugenHaus A large portion of my contribution was to adapt the print version of [FAA: Rotorcraft] to use as a wikibook.