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Interesting Helicopter and Fixed-wing Facts for North Platte, NE
Unlike airplanes, which are designed to minimize bulk and protuberances that would weigh the craft down and impede airflow around it, helicopters have unavoidably high drag. Thus, designers have not utilized the sort of retractable landing gear familiar to people who have watched planes taking off or landingthe aerodynamic gains of such a system would be proportionally insignificant for a helicopter. In general, helicopter landing gear is much simpler than that of airplanes.
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for North Platte, NE
Before you can get a private pilot license, you must log a minimum of 40 hours on a helicopter. Flight hours will include time with your flying instructor and by yourself. Students generally log between 60 and 75 hours of flight time. You must put in a minimum of 250 flight hours to earn your commercial pilot license.