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Preventing Accidents Through Awareness and Training 6 pages. [PDF 37K]
In today’s high-tech environment, professional helicopter pilots face a growing challenge to foster the basics of training and accident prevention in their students and peers.
Set-up for Disaster 6 pages. [PDF 81K]
The helicopter was heavily laden with a sling-loaded concrete bucket, the crew had had a tiring duty day, spectators remained at the delivery site despite warnings to leave and an engine failed.
The Philosophy and Realities of Autorotations 4 pages. [PDF 27K]
Like the power-off glide in a fixed-wing aircraft, the autorotation in a helicopter must be used properly if it is to be a successful safety maneuver.
Too Fast and Too Low 6 pages. [PDF 91K]
A fatal chain of events began with inadequate preflight preparation and ended with insufficient inflight safety precautions.
The Cockpit-to-Shop Communications Link 4 pages. [PDF 51K]
Flight safety can be enhanced through close coordination between flight and maintenance personnel. Here is how one pilot dealt with a vibration problem.
Night Vision Goggles May Be in Your Future 4 pages. [PDF 37K]
A test program is evaluating whether the safety of nighttime civil helicopter operations can be improved with electronic aids to vision.