Find Top-Paying Fixed Wing Pilot Jobs in Wichita, KS
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Proximity to obstacles presents a unique hazard to helicopters. If the helicopter contacts a fence post or other obstacle that prevents the helicopter from translating sideways, the slightest bit of pivot will put the rotor system in a position where the power of the helicopter engine is actually pulling the helicopter around the pivot and into the ground. Pilots are trained to lower the collective pitch control, taking the power out of the rotor system, when they sense an impending dynamic rollover, but it happens very quickly.
How to pick a helicopter flight school near Wichita, KS
Get a tour of the facility. Try to get a feeling for whether this is a well organized school or not. Is it a single helicopter school, or does the school have multiple helicopters? If the school only has a single helicopter, you will have a more difficult time scheduling in it, and mechanical difficulties will cause lessons to be cancelled whereas with multiple helicopters often another helicopter can be substituted. Also, as a rule of thumb single helicopter schools are less likely to be around a few years later when you want to rent their helicopter.