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Helicopter Fun Facts for Everett, WA
Designed as a rich guy's transportation helicopter, the Robinson R22 quickly became instead the world's most popular training helicopter. It also happens to be one of the most dangerous machines in which to train. Why? Much of helicopter training is practicing autorotations, in which the engine is twisted toward idle and the helicopter glides toward the ground. This maneuver requires the student to adjust the collective pitch control to maintain rotor RPM within safe limits.
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for Everett, WA
Helicopter Pilot's License for Everett, WA Federal Aviation Regulations, or FAR, require all pilots to be trained, pass tests, accrue flight hours, and secure medical clearances. Licensing involves earning a student, recreational, private, commercial or airline transport pilot certificate through a written exam and a minimum number of flight hours. Along with certificates, pilots also earn expertise ratings for instruments, various flight scenarios and plane types. Without these ratings, a pilot can only fly in limited situations, no matter what certificate he holds.