Day 4 – Helicopter Training Flight #4 – Air Taxi, Quick Stop (Rapid Deceleration), LTE, Hovering & Patterns

This is the forth training flight in a series following a student through his flight training from day 1 to checkride in an R22.

This flight continues to build on the basics from the first few flights – allowing the student to get a feel for the controls while covering approaches, patterns, hover work & radio calls. We also introduce air taxi and quick stop (otherwise known as a rapid deceleration) and discuss loss of tail rotor effectiveness (LTE).

Below the video are time-stamped notes/tips for the flight.


00:01 Carburetor Heat Required?
06:30 Instructor Pickup
08:30 Student taxi to runway
09:50 We make a call to take off 16 (no one in run up areas), but Cherokee 75Z also makes a call as we take off (we missed it – need to set higher volume on COM1 and not talk over radio calls)
10:50 Cherokee takes off and turns inside our downwind turn.
11:20 Don’t bounce the cyclic
11:30 Keep nose level in turn
12:15 “Not cool”
20:07 Pickup & set downs
22:47 Take off – pushing through the nose up
25:47 Conflicting traffic (Columbia) landing opposite to our runway (calm wind runway is 16 at BDN)
29:47 Practice for running landing 🙂
42:09 Classic onset of Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (LTE)
45:47 Demo of set down & pick up
49:32 LTE avoidance tip
50:19 Airtaxi
50:52 Demo of quickstop
53:47 Hover maneuvers
58:02 Verify runway with compass
58:20 Common runway incursions at uncontrolled airports….
58:40 Take off – push through ETL etc
59:25 Change up of runway from 16 to 34

To view all the videos in this series, check out this YouTube playlist of all the Flight Training Sessions (Full-Length Unedited)

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