Welcome to the full down autorotation section, inside the CFI section at Helicopter Onine Ground School. After finishing up a CFI rating with Holly Gardel, I added new content to the CFI section and some other sections as well. We was able to film a lot of her training and members will benefit from it.
On this day of filming, we have prepped and started getting ready for them by, number one, doing the ground; talking about auto rotations. Then we did quick stops. Then we did straight ins. We did 90's. Then we did 180's. This was after we did all the other maneuvers. Got her comfortable. It was a Enstrom transition. She has the Bell time and Schweitzer time previous to the Enstrom. It was all about getting her comfortable in the Enstrom to start with. We're now down to the week of her check ride. We waited to do the full down autorotations as the last thing.
Previous to these videos, we've done a few, but it was just kind of getting started, getting warmed up. At this point, we're really trying to perfect the full down, the entry, the set down at the end. I'm going to break these down. This section will probably change as time goes by, as I go through and edit them. I'm going to work at making it that cool section. I'm going to put a little "pre" and "after" each video; a little bit on the common errors people make, what to look out for, and just give you some really good insight on what it takes to do the full down auto rotations.
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