If you are looking to become a pilot as a full-time career, it is important to consider the salary that you may potentially earn to ensure that you can pursue the life that you desire. When discussing helicopter piloting specifically, one may be surprised to find that helicopter pilots have a fairly high salary, coupled with numerous benefits. When considering this alongside pursuing a dream of flight, living a life as a helicopter pilot can be feasible.


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When considering taking part in a helicopter ride for a tour or another form of activity, one may wonder how the safety of such aircraft compares to standard fixed-wing aircraft. While various studies have been conducted and safety statistics have been published by organizations such as the National Transportation Safety Board, results can be complicated due to the versatility of roles that helicopters play in diverse flight operations. There is also the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not oversee tourist helicopter companies for safety, and as such, general experience among pilots can often vary. In this blog, we will discuss the safety of helicopters, allowing you to better understand how they stand up to airplanes.


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While helicopter accidents are something that everyone wants to avoid, it is important to know how they can occur for the means of enacting safety and awareness. While not the most dangerous method of transportation, helicopters are statistically one of the most dangerous modes of air travel. In this blog, we will discuss the potential hazards of helicopters, as well as the main causes of crashes that may occur.


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Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are robust vehicles, and enacting proper maintenance and cleaning procedures can ensure that they continue to provide their services for a long period of time. While the maintenance and repair of various aircraft parts, helicopter engine components, and more can extend service lives, it is also very important that regular cleaning is carried out. While cleaning may serve to improve aesthetic appearances, it also presents additional ways to protect aircraft and helicopter parts through the removal of damaging substances or materials. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of common cleaning procedures so that you may properly care for your aircraft.


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Helicopters are transportation mediums that have revolutionized our ability to traverse the sky, allowing for pilots to have 360 degrees of control over the rotorcraft, the capability of hovering, as well as other features that other various vehicles may not have. With recent fatal accidents that have shocked many communities, some individuals wonder how safe a standard rotorcraft is for either piloting, transportation, or simple leisure activities. While helicopters are often compared to aircraft in regard to safety, they can also be held against other options such as automobiles and public transportation mediums such as trains. To help you understand the safety or risk of helicopters battery, we will discuss how they compare against other common transportation types.


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If you have ever flown in a helicopter or watched pilots conduct flight operations, you may have noticed that some pilots will wear a helmet while others will only have a Adapter headset. As pilots in fixed-wing aircraft do not use helmets as well, one may wonder if there are benefits to utilizing such protective equipment or mandatory rules that dictate their use. In this blog, we will discuss helicopter helmets and their functionality, answering the question of why some pilots wear them while others don’t.


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Helicopters are a magnificently adaptable airborne vessel, equipped for supporting an expansive cluster mission from elevated emergency vehicle, to flying horticultural utilization of pesticides, to substantial lift and tower development. While agile and deftly noticeable all around, helicopters present exceptional difficulties to ground bolster work force accused of ground treatment of the airplane.


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Across the various helicopter models and categories used across the world, the two main types of landing gear that are most widely present are wheels and skids. Helicopter wheel landing gear typically consists of three or more wheels attached to the bottom of the helicopter, and the number depends on the intended operation and helicopter type. Helicopter skids, on the other hand, are long, fixed components that provide for similar landing abilities as wheels do. While each provides for their own advantages and disadvantages, there is no particular “better” choice. Wheels and skids both may benefit particular applications better than one another, and choosing between the two should depend on various factors of the helicopter in question. In this blog, we will discuss the differences between the two landing gear types, and the applications and helicopters that each serve best.


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The Bernoulli principle defines how air velocity and air pressure are related to each other and how both work can work together to give something lift. An object must have "lift" to fly, a force which pushes it upwards. Because of a relation called the Bernoulli Principle, wings produce lift. In this case, the "wings" of a helicopter are the rotor blades. They rotate at high speed and therefore have apparent velocity relative to the air, just as plane wings do when moving forward. As the air moves over the blade it generates lift by deflecting the air and by the low pressure on top of the wing.


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There are many different helicopter rotor system designs in use on modern helicopters. The three most widely-known designs are fully articulated, semi-rigid, and rigid. Newer, more advanced systems featuring mostly composite materials are also now in use and are known as hingeless systems. This blog will look at each rotor system and provide an explanation of their unique features and functions.


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Helicopters have come a long way since their creation in Germany during WWII. We have seen the emergence and evolution of helicopters for attack, transport, observation, utility, and beyond. Despite the multiple applications that helicopters can serve, they often use the same types of landing gear. The most common landing gear for helicopters includes wheels, skids, and floats. In this blog, we will discuss the three main types of landing gear and what their differences are.


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In aviation, the yaw axis is the direction the nose of the aircraft points in the left/right axis on a flat, horizontal plane. For conventional fixed-wing aircraft, yaw control is accomplished by a vertical stabilizer or rudder built into the tail of the aircraft, which steers the aircraft left or right much like a rudder steers a boat in the water. But helicopters don’t have rudders, so how do they achieve yaw control?


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