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Helicopter Pilot Training Tidbits: The autorotation consists of four parts: entry, glide, flare, collective pull to a touch-down or power recovery. The typical flight school introduces all four parts simultaneously. You learn autorotations by going up to 500' or 700' AGL, entering, gliding, flaring, and power recovering. It all happens way too fast for most students and doing the flare and power recovery near the ground is frightening at firSt
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The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) EC120 Colibri (English: hummingbird) is a 5-seat, single-engine, single main rotor, light helicopter. Jointly designed and developed by Eurocopter, China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC), Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Ltd (HAI) and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (STAero) at Eurocopter France's Marignane facility, the EC120 B is assembled by Eurocopter in France and Australia. In China, the aircraft is produced by Harbin as the HC120. Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (HAMC) started manufacturing HC-120 in 2004, the assembly line in this northern China city is the only HC-120 line outside of France. Chinese PLA Army and local police forces purchase HC-120 helicopters. Eurocopter has a 61% interest in the project, with CATIC owning 24% and STAero with 15% share.