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Important! To Read! this tutorial, like those about the night VFR and IFR ratings, and about flying the airliners is not as accurate and reliable than those dedicated to the VFR flights. It's because we really practised the VFR flights, as we didn't ever qualify for the night VFR and the IFR ratings nor any commercial license! Our tutorials about such flights are based on our VFR experience only, and augmented with data and readings taken from the Internet! People who would like to find in those the same level of accuracy and details than in our VFR tutorials, should better turn to further websites or source. People who are just looking for a honest level of realism might be satisfied already with the level of our tutorials about the night VFR, IFR flights, the ones aboard an airliner, and the helicopters

The flight dynamics, in a helicopter, may bring to some dangerous situations. The helicopter pilot has to now those at the effect of knowing which immediate and appropriate actions are to be performed to counter them, and avoid the loss of control of the aircraft

Trainings for the dangerous situations in a helicopter have to be done in safe conditions, at a altitude sufficent enough to allow for that training. For each of the three conditions as described above, the helicopter should be placed in the said situation in the least dangerous way possible! For the backwards blade stall, the training will be made possible through a feeble rotation of the rotor only. To train for a vortex effect, the helicopter will be placed in those conditions through a stationary flight outside the ground effect and with no altitude maintained. As far as the G minus situation is concerned it seems impossible to safely place the helicopter in the required conditions. Thus the pilot will only have to know and memorize the situation and the counter-measures

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