Helicopter Pilot Frequently Asked Questions
Helicopter School Questions & Answers
Q. Are helicopters harder to fly than airplanes?
Q. How do you control a helicopter?
Q. What happens in the unlikely event of an engine failure?
Q. What is autorotation?
Q. Will the helicopter spin out of control if the tail rotor quits?
Q. Are helicopters more restricted due to weather?
Q. Can I obtain a helicopter pilot certificate if I wear glasses?
Q. When may I begin to fly?
Q. Is there a set number of flight instructional hours I will receive before I solo?
Q. Is flying safe?
Q. If engine failure occurs, what will happen?
Q. When do I need a medical certificate?
Q. When do I need a Student Pilot Certificate?
Q. If required, how do I get a medical certificate?
Q. How do I obtain a Student Pilot Certificate?
Q. What are the requirements for a Student Pilot Certificate?
Q. Where do I get my medical certificate?
Q. Where can I get a list of FAA-authorized aviation medical examiners?
Q. When required, what class of medical certificate must a student pilot have?
Q. If I have a physical disability, is there any provision for obtaining a medical certificate?
Q. How long are my Student Pilot Certificate and my medical certificate valid?
Q. May my Student Pilot Certificate be renewed?
Q. If my original Student Pilot Certificate has been endorsed for solo, do I lose this endorsement on my new certificate?
Q. Should my flight instructor endorse my Student Pilot Certificate before or after my first solo flight?
Q. If I solo in more than one make and model aircraft, must I have an endorsement for each on my Student Pilot Certificate? If so, who should endorse the certificate?
Q. Does the endorsement to solo permit me to make solo cross-country flights?
Q. Must I carry my Student Pilot Certificate on my person when I am piloting a helicopter in solo flight?
Q. Must I have my medical certificate or certified statement in my personal possession when I am piloting a helicopter in solo flight?
Q. Is there a charge for the Student Pilot Certificate?
Special thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration http://cyberair.com/tower/faa/pilot/faq.html