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Full down or actual helicopter auto-rotations

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

We practice auto rotations for the day it really happens. Some pilots may be lucky enough to never experience a real emergency. I have experienced 7 real full down autorotations. This is in part because I used an experimental helicopter to build time. In this video I share my testimony briefly and stress the importance of maintaining as much stored energy as possible. Altitude, RPM, and Speed are all forms of stored energy that could save your life. Even the most expensive turbine helicopter has the potential to fail. How will you handle the emergency, if it ever happens? Do not let yourself get complacent and think it can never happen to you. That is how people die.

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