AV 117 : Helicopter Fundamentals

Transcript title

Helicopter Fundamentals



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

MTH 060 or higher or minimum placement Math Level 10.


This course covers fundamentals of helicopter flight, flight operations, helicopter performance, navigation, helicopter systems, aeronautical publications, helicopter flight maneuvers, flight planning, radio procedures, meteorology, and human factors.

Learning outcomes

1. Recognize fundamental concepts of helicopters and powered flight.
2. Recall basic function of helicopter engines, helicopter systems and flight instruments.
3. Identify the essential aeronautical and aerodynamic concepts of helicopter flight.
4. Demonstrate the fundamentals of helicopter performance and flight planning.

Content outline

Helicopter Flight Controls
Helicopter Systems
Flight Manual
Weight Balance
Ground Procedures
Flight Preparation
Basic Flight Maneuvers
Helicopter Emergencies Hazards
Aeronautical Decision Making

Required materials

Requires textbook and/or online learning materials.

Grading methods

This course is assessed through presentation, exams, and a final exam.

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